IPL 2022 PBKS vs GT: Gujarat Titans, captained by Hardik Pandya, taking part in the Indian Premier League for the first time, scored a hat-trick of victory in the match played against Punjab Kings on Friday. With this, the team of Gujarat (Gujarat Titans) has become the first team to win their first three matches in IPL 2022.
Batting first in the match, Punjab Kings scored 189 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs, thanks to the swashbuckling innings of Liam Livingstone. In reply, the team of Gujarat (Gujarat Titans) won a thrilling 7-wicket win in a thrilling match due to Shubman Gill’s lucrative innings of 96 runs and 2 consecutive sixes by Rahul Tewatia in the last two balls.
Liam Livingstone played another swashbuckling inning
IPL 2022 PBKS vs GT: After losing the toss to bat first, Punjab Kings did not start well. Captain Mayank Agarwal returned to the pavilion after scoring only 5 runs. Playing his first match this season, England’s strong wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow also went on to score 8 runs. However, after that, Liam Livingstone, who was in excellent form, scored 64 runs in just 27 balls, and with a 27-run partnership between Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh for the final wicket, Punjab managed to reach the score of 189 runs. Stayed.
Rahul scored 22 and Arshdeep scored 10 runs. Apart from these two, Shikhar Dhawan scored 35 and Jitesh Sharma scored 23 runs in 11 balls. Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan took the highest 3 wickets for Gujarat (Gujarat Titans). Darshan Nalkande, who was making his debut in the same IPL, also had 2 wickets in his account.
Thanks to Shubman Gill’s century, Gujarat scored a hat-trick of victory
Chasing the big target of 190 runs, the start of Gujarat also did not go well. Opener batsman Matthew Wade went on after scoring only 6 runs. But, after that, young batsman Shubman Gill, who was in excellent form, and Sai Sudarshan, playing his first match in the IPL, together put Punjab out of the game by making a century partnership of 101 runs for the second wicket. Sudarshan scored 35 runs.
Gill definitely missed the first century of his IPL career. But during this, he played brilliant innings of 96 runs in 59 balls with the help of 11 fours and 1 six. Captain Hardik Pandya also scored 27 runs. However, Rahul Tewatia did the real work for Gujarat. The team needed 12 runs from the last 2 balls to win and he hit 2 consecutive sixes in the last 2 balls of Odeon Smith to give his team a thrilling 7-wicket victory.