This is the second defeat of Gujarat.
Punjab won the match by scoring 17 runs against Gujarat’s score of 15 runs.
Dhawan was not out for 3 runs.
New Delhi,With the help of Shikhar Dhawan’s half-century and Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s aggressive batting after the deadly bowling of fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, the Punjab Kings recorded an easy eight-wicket victory over GT in the 14th season of the IPL t20 cricket tournament. PBKS did not have to work hard to win the IPL-2022 match played on Tuesday at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium. Gujarat Titans, who are at the top of the points table, won the toss and elected to bat first.
However, the team could not score a big score. With the help of Sai Sudarshan’s 3-run innings, Gujarat Titans scored 18 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. But Shikhar Dhawan and Rajapaksa’s Jade made the score easier. Punjab won the match by 17 runs for the loss of two wickets in 18 overs. Dhawan was not out for 3 runs. This was Gujarat’s second defeat and currently the team is at the top with 12 points. The Punjab Kings had a target of 16 which was made easy by Dhawan and Rajapaksa’s Jade.
The team lost the wicket of Jayne Bairstow for 10 runs. Later, opener Dhawan was immediately batted by Rajapaksa. This Jade breathed a sigh of relief to the Gujarat bowlers and did not allow them to be more successful. Gujarat bowlers could not put pressure on both the batsmen at any one time. The Jade had a 2-run partnership. Rajapaksa was dismissed for 50 off 9 balls with five fours and a six. Liam Livingstone then scored 40 off 10 balls to help the team to an easy victory.
He hit two fours and three sixes in 10 balls and remained unbeaten till the end. While Dhawan was unbeaten on 7 off 9 balls with the help of eight fours and a six. For Gujarat, Mohammad Shami and Loki Ferguson had one wicket each. Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to bat first but their batting performance was disappointing. The team could not score big. Sai Sudarshan scored a half century but no one was able to play a better innings. Gujarat scored 18 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. The team lost the wicket of Shubhaman Gill for 19 runs