Gujarat Titans defeated Lucknow Tremendous Giants by 62 runs at Pune’s MCA Stadium on Tuesday to finish their four-match profitable streak and storm into the playoffs of IPL 2022. Shubman Gill (63 not out) and Rashid Khan (4 for twenty-four) have been the highlights of a shocking win for GT who had misplaced back-to-back matches earlier than this.
Chasing 145, LSG have been bowled out for under 82 in 13.5 overs.
Gujarat Titans have now climbed to the highest of the IPL 2022 factors desk with 18 factors from 12 matches, whereas Lucknow Tremendous Giants slipped to No.2. Nonetheless, they too are only one win shy of cementing their place within the playoffs.
LSG did properly to limit GT to 144 for 4 off 20 overs however they have been let down by their batters besides Deepak Hooda.
Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder didn’t step up in a difficult chase as Rashid Khan, Yash Dayal and Sai Kishore struck frequently to script victory for the Titans.
After Hardik Pandya received the toss and determined to bat, Gujarat Titans misplaced Wriddhiman Saha and Matthew Wade early within the innings. Hardik Pandya couldn’t get greater than a sluggish 11 on a pitch the place run-making was clearly troublesome.
Shubman Gill (63 not out) dropped anchor and scored one other half-century to steer GT within the firm of David Millerc(26) who curbed his naturally aggressive instincts to function in a stable 52-run partnership with Gill.
Rahul Tewatia got here out and smashed an ubeaten 22 off 16 balls as Gujarat Titans completed with 144 for 4 off their 20 overs.
LSG’S HORROR SHOW
Chasing 145 on a difficult pitch, every little thing that would have gone fallacious for Lucknow Tremendous Giants did go fallacious early within the innings. Yash Dayal eliminated Quinton de Kock for 11 within the fourth over earlier than Mohammed Shami dismissed the in-form KL Rahul within the fifth.
Yash Dayal picked his second wicket when he eliminated LSG debutant Karan Sharma within the sixth over and the table-toppers have been in disarray by the tip of the powerplay.
Rashid Khan was then pressed into service and he struck in his first over to take away Krunal Pandya to go away LSG in tatters at 45 for 4 within the eighth over.
Deepak Hooda stood agency as younger Ayush Badoni walked in to hitch him at an important flip within the sport. LSG nonetheless had the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Jason Holder ready down the order.
Sai Kishore received his first IPL wicket in his first over when he snared Badoni after which in a horrible mix-up with Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis was run out within the twelfth over. 4 balls later in the identical over, Rashid Khan dismissed Jason Holder and Gujarat Titans have been now simply three wickets away from a spot within the playoffs.
Deepak Hooda appeared stable in his method however he would quickly run out of companions. With 7 overs to go, Sai Kishore struck once more to ship again Mohsin Khan and at 70 for 8, the writing was on the wall for LSG.
Rashid Khan picked the final wicket, dismissing Avesh Khan to ship LSG crashing down to an enormous 62-run defeat.
GILL SHINES AGAIN
Hardik Pandya will need to have been a anxious man after he determined to bat in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants on Tuesday. First, Wriddhiman Saha fell to Mohsin Khan after struggling to get going for 11 balls. Saha has been in very good kind for the Titans in the previous couple of matches however he couldn’t give his aspect that form of explosive begin in opposition to LSG.
Matthew Wade, making a comeback, was despatched up at No.3 and he began with two boundaries earlier than edging an tried paddle shot off Avesh Khan to Quinton de Kock behind the stumps. It was horrible shot choice for a participant who had received a chance in an important sport.
Hardik Pandya was the subsequent to go, additionally falling to the de Kock-Avesh mixture for a sluggish 11. At 51 for 3, GT wanted one thing particular when David Miller walked in to hitch Shubman Gill on the crease.
David Miller has been certainly one of GT’s greatest match-winners this season and on Tuesday, he performed in accordance with the state of affairs. It was not simple to play the large pictures on this pitch and Miller was comfortable to play help solid to the well-settled Shubman Gill.
At one level, Miller determined it was time to up the ante and misplaced his wicket to Jason Holder within the course of.
Shubman Gill introduced up his second successive half-century and celebrated it with back-to-back boundaries off Dushmantha Chameera as Gujarat Titans sought a complete adequate to problem Lucknow Tremendous Giants.
GT have been helped by Rahul Tewatia’s cameo of twenty-two not out off 16 balls whereas Shubman Gill remained not out on 63 off 49 balls to offer GT 144 for 4 off their 20 overs.