Gujarat Titans
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IPL2022 on 2-04-2022

Though the DC team seemed well in control but the 2 over’s of double wicket from New Zealand managed to dismantle the chase.

GT, with a score of 171 for 6, defeated the DC team that managed 157 for 9 wickets down.

Shubham Gill’s effort seemed to go in vain, but Lockie Ferguson, with his amazing bowling, dragged the GT team to a 3ed successful defense.

Gill scored one of his best, of 84 runs off 46 balls. The 171 for 6 of the Titans seemed an ‘easy’ total for the Capitals. It was only due to Ferguson and his double-wicket over’s that managed to put a halt to the Capitals.

Gill plays a ‘different’ game

It seemed like 2 matched when Gill was batting. In the 1st over, trying to ‘ramp’ Mustafizur Rahman, Wade fell. Vijay Shankar also seemed to struggle. It was only Hardik Pandya who came at number 4, to go past a run. He managed 31 off 27. When Hardik Pandya got out, the score was 109 runs for 3 wickets. This was due to the batting of Gill. This inning of Gill is considered to be one of the best innings of a T20.

He managed to take the Titans to a score of 145 for the loss of 4 in the 18th over, with 4 sixes and 6 four’s. Rahul Tewatia and David Miller took the titans to 171 though Mustafizur conceded only 4 runs and also took 2 wickets in the last over.

Pandya opened the bowling and struck ‘first’ ball. In 1.1 over, the Capitals were 8 runs for 1 wicket down. After only 2 matchs in the IPL, he got to bat in the 3rd and the 7th over, and bowled twice of the allotment of 4 over’s.

Intervention of Ferguson

Shaw and Mandeep managed to get the Capitals off to a ‘good’ start and took them to 32 for the loss of 1 in four over’s. Then came Ferguson. The very 1st ball was at Shaw’s throat. He rushed into the shot and took a top edge to the long leg. Mandeep was caught when he was looking to use the pace. The extra ‘bounce’ took his top edge to ‘Wade’.

In the 15th over, Hardik went back to Ferguson. He managed to get the wicket of Pant. After this, he managed to get another wicket with an offcutter that was fast and short.

Finishing off

Rovman Powell was, now, at the wicket. The requirement was 46 runs off 30 balls. Rashid proved to be ‘too good’ for Shardul Thakur. He trapped him in front with the last ball bowled by him. Powell, with his boundary, managed to keep the Capitals alive. He brought down the equation to 30 in the final 3 overs.

Hardik had to decide as Rashid and Ferguson were bowled out. There were 2 more over’s to be squeezed in.

Shami, was quick and accurate with his offcutter and got Powell ‘lbw’. The contest was over in the 18th over.