New Delhi, Gujarat Titans registered a six-wicket victory over Punjab Kings in the 16th season of the IPL T20 cricket tournament with the help of opener Shubman Gill’s half-century after a fantastic performance by the bowlers. Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings IPL 2023
In the match played in Mohali, Gujarat won the toss and invited Punjab to bat first. However, the Punjab batsmen could not register a big score. Punjab posted a score of 153 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs in which Matthew Short scored the highest 36 runs. In response, the Gujarat team scored 154 runs for four wickets in 19.5 overs and won the match.
As such, Gujarat took the match to the final over despite being in a good position. Shubman Gill scored the highest 67 runs. The batting of Gujarat Titans, who entered the field to achieve the target of 154 runs, was also slow. As such, opener Wriddhiman Saha batted in an aggressive manner. He shared a partnership of 48 runs in 4.4 overs with Shubman Gill for the first wicket. Saha played an innings of 30 runs in 19 balls with five fours.
While Sai Sudararshan scored 19 runs and Captain Hardik Pandya scored eight runs. Shubman Gill played the highest innings of 67 runs for the team. Shubman Gill was dismissed in the final over. Gill faced 49 balls and hit seven fours and one six. While David Miller was not out after scoring 17 runs in 18 balls with one four. Rahul Tewatia gave the team victory by hitting a boundary off Sam Karan.
Rahul contributed five unbeaten runs. Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar and Sam Karan took one wicket each for Punjab. Gujarat Titans team won the toss and invited Punjab Kings to bat first. As such, the batting of Punjab Kings playing at home was disappointing.
No batter could register a big score for the team. The team scored 153 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. In which the middle order batsmen contributed. As such, all those batsmen were batting slowly. Opener Prabhasimran could not even open the account.
When captain Shikhar Dhawan scored eight runs, the pavilion gathered. Later, Matthew Short played the highest innings of 36 runs for the team with the help of six fours and one six in 24 balls. While Bhanuka Rajapaksa contributed 20 runs off 26 balls, Jitesh Sharma 25 runs off 23 balls and Sam Karn 22 runs off 22 balls.SS1MS