Blistering knocks by Gill, Tewatia help GT defeat PBKS in last-over thriller
- KXIP – 189/9 (20.0)
- GT – 190/4 (20.0)
GT Win By 6 Wickets
The 16th match of this year’s TATA IPL was a clash between Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings.
Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and he decided they are going to field first.
This match was scheduled at a beautiful Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings brought back the dashing English man at the top Jonny Bairstow in place of Rakapaksan who was also very promising in the last few games that he played.
Gujarat Titans with the ball were off to a decent start. They got rid of Punjab’s captain Mayank Agarwal cheaply
He was dismissed by his counter opponent captain Hardik Pandya.
Bairstow also failed on his first appearance for Punjab.
Liam Livingstone’s Dominance
When Punjab lost two wickets early on Liam Livingstone came to the crease who was in a very good form in the last match.
He continued from where he left off after a modest start of Punjab in the power play where they had 40 runs with The Loss of a couple of wickets.
Liam Livingston decimated the Gujarat Titans bowler and ended up with an innings of 64 from 27 balls with a multi-good strike rate of over 200.
His innings included 7 boundaries and 4 awesome sixes.
It was a dominant knock that helped his team to get a respectable total.
Rashid Khan’s Magic Once Again
Rashid Khan is one of the most invaluable assets of T20 cricket right now he is a gun bowler who can also bat a little bit.
Now and then you see him contributing to franchise cricket all around the globe.
He was picked by Gujarat Titans before the pre-auction as a marquee player at the expense of 15 crore Indian rupees.
that just shows how much value he has around the T20 circuit.
In today’s match as well he was sensational in the 4 Overs he just gave away 22 runs and took 3 mighty wickets.
He got the wicket of both Liam Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan in the same over which helped Gujrat restrict them to a chaseable score.
Punjab Threw Away The Great Start
Punjab Kings at One stage was eyeing for 200 plus but they did not play the game sensibly and lost the plot at the end.
Poor batting display by the guys lowers the order. Odean Smith went for the big whack on the first ball which was quite insane from him.
They managed to score 189 which was a very good score on that surface and a lot of thanks to their lower order batter Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh both of those guys helped their team score 189 with some valuable boundaries at the end
Rashid Khan The Sensation
Rashid Khan is one of the most invaluable assets of T20 cricket right now.
He is a gun t20 bowler with a lot of variations and can also bat a little bit.
Now and then you see him contributing by playing in different franchise cricket around the globe that’s how good he has been.
He was picked by Gujarat Titans before the auction as a marquee player at the expense of 15 crore Indian rupees which just shows how much value he has around the T20 circuit.
In today’s match as well he was sensational in the 4 overs he just gave away 22 runs and took 3 mighty wickets.
Even today when Punjab was cruising to get 200 with set Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan at the crease.
He came on to bowl and took the wickets of both of them which brought Gujarat back into the game.
In a run chase of 190, Gujrat needs a good start at the top and there was no one other than Shubman Gill who has been in a really good form.
He was one of the marquee guys who was picked in the pre-auction by Gujrat Titans.
And he didn’t disappoint his team and his fans, he was off to a rollicking start. My goodness, the kind of timing he generates is just wow.
Smacking bowlers with some serious class and ease
His fifty came up in just 27 balls which set the perfect tone for this run chase
Perfect Debut For Sai Sudarshan
There is no such day when we don’t talk about the IPL providing opportunities for the youngsters to unleash their talent on a bigger stage.
Every day there is a new name that announces himself, such as the talent in Indian cricket.
In today’s encounter of Gujrat versus Punjab. A debutant for Gujrat Sai Sudarshan promised everyone with his skill and talent.
He came to the x1 when Vijay Shankar got injured and he grabbed his chance with both hands scoring a decent 35 of 30 balls with 4 fours and 1 six.
He was involved in a magnificent partnership with Shubman Gill in a run chase of 190.
Tewatia Did Tewatia At The End
In a run chase of 190 Gujarat dominated the game for most of the part in the first 15 overs it was all about Shubman Gill and his brilliance and he was supported by the debutant Sai Sudarshan and both of them took the game away from Punjab Kings.
they made a comeback at the end when they took a couple of wickets on the trott and it came down to 12 runs from the last 2 balls.
Rahul Tewatia was on strike and he is known for those five sixes that he has struck against Sheldon Cottrel.
Once again he Did not disappoint anyone, his fans and all the people who were watching him bat
Under pressure, he hit 2 massive sixes on the trot and won the game for his team.
He finished it in perfect style.It looked unbelievable.