IPL 2022: Tewatia, Gill star in Gujarat Titans’ dramatic win over Punjab Kings
The all-rounder wrecks 2 6s off the last 2 shipments after opener’s superb 96
Rahul Tewatia shattered a number of 6s off the last 2 shipments after the gifted Shubman Gill’s wonderful 96 off simply 59 spheres as Gujarat Titans carried out a remarkable six-wicket sway Punjab Kings in their IPL suit on Friday.
Chasing After 190 for a win, Gill was out in the 19th over after striking 11 fours and also a 6, complied with by his captain Hardik Pandya (27) in the last over as the Titans required 12 runs from the last 2 spheres.
Tewatia (13 not out off 3 spheres), that has an online reputation of striking large 6s in crisis scenarios, sent out the last 2 spheres bowled by Odean Smith for optimums to hand the Titans their 3rd win on the trot.
The Punjab side made a fantastic resurgence at the fatality and also they got on the brink of a triumph just to be refuted by Tewatia in a remarkable style. Gill, that had actually struck 84 in the previous suit versus Delhi Capitals, remained in imperious kind as he reduced, drove and also slapped the Punjab bowlers to hold one end with each other. He shared 101 runs in 11.2 overs with debutant Sai Sudharsan (35 off 30 spheres) to maintain the Titans on training course in the run chase.
It was not a very easy chase though as the Titans required greater than 11 runs an over after Sudharsan was out off Rahul Chahar (1/41) in the 15th over.
Arshdeep Singh (0/31) bowled remarkably in the 18th over, distributing simply 5 runs, leaving the Titans to rack up 32 from the last 2 overs. In a stressful coating, Gill was out in the penultimate over after his captain had actually struck 2 fours off Kagiso Rabada (2/35).
The Titans required 19 from the last over bowled by Smith (0/35) and also 12 from the last 2 spheres and also Tewatia did the unimaginable. Previously, England all-rounder Liam Livingstone, this IPL’s costliest international gamer, made complete use a fortunate respite to wreck a 2nd successive half century and also assistance Punjab Kings article 189 for 9.
Livingstone, that was purchased for Rs 11.5 crore, shattered 64 off simply 27 spheres to rack up the mass of the runs for Punjab Kings after being asked to bat initially. He shared 52 runs for the 3rd arch with opener Shikhar Dhawan (35) to revitalize the Punjab innings after they were 43 for 2 after the powerplay.
Livingstone, that had actually struck 60 off 32 spheres versus Chennai Super Kings in the previous suit, made it through by the skin of his teeth in the 9th over, when he got on 14, as Titans captain Hardik Pandya’s foot touched the border ropes while attempting to take a high catch off rewriter Rashid Khan (3/22).
The Englishman made the most of the ‘life’ provided to him as he reached to his fifty off 21 spheres. In the long run, he struck 7 fours and also 4 6s in his quickfire knock.
The powerful Gujarat Titans bowling assault made a short resurgence with debutant Darshan Nalkande (2/37) and also Rashid asserting arches in fast sequence.
Nalkande got rid of Jitesh Sharma (23) and also Odean Smith (0) off successive spheres in the 14th over, while the cunning Rashid rejected Livingstone and also Shahrukh Khan (15) in the area of 3 spheres in the 16th over, besides asserting the arch of Dhawan previously.
From 153 for 5 in the 16th over, Punjab were minimized to 162 for 9 however Rahul Chahar and also Arshdeep Singh sewed an useful 27-run collaboration for the unconquered last arch to take their side to a rigid overall.
Earleir, captain Mayank Agarwal (5) was out inexpensively for the 3rd time while celebrity England batter Jonny Bairstow’s launching suit for Punjab Kings lasted 8 spheres for as several runs as both dropped inside the powerplay overs.