September 30, 2023
Gujarat Titans

IPL2022 on 10-05-2022

Gujarat Titans (GT) with 144 runs for the loss of 4 wickets defeated the Lucknow Super giants (LSG) who had a score of 82 runs.

The GT team is all booked for the playoff as they managed to defeat the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) who was down for a mere 82 runs.

Shubhman Gill managed to bat through all the 20 over’s for 63 runs off 49 balls. The GT concentrated on keeping the wickets in hand.

R Sai Kishore and Rashid Khan managed to finish off with a combined figure in 5.5 overs of 6 for 31.

Titans not for boundaries, but singles

The 1st captain who chose to first bat in a night game was Hardik Pandya. His side was slow in starting, managing to make only 35 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the powerplay. Avesh and Mohsin, both managed to take ‘early’ wickets.

Hardik tried building the score with Gill, but unfortunately fell after the ‘strategic’ time out. The GT team played cautiously. Instead of attacking they seemed to rebuild, knocking the ball all around. Krunal Pandya had bowled only a single over in the last 2 games, managed his 4 overs for 24 runs. He was the only spinner left as the team had dropped Ravi Bishnoi.

The singles they hit for 61 runs were the 3rd most joint in any innings in this tournament. Gill, alone, was responsible for 31 of these runs. In 41 balls, Gill and Miller managed to put 52 runs.

Return of Dayal

Yash Dayal was not playing since the GT team had won against the SRH team. The team was re-shuffled and he returned. Lockie Ferguson was left out along with Pradeep Sangwan and Sai Sudarshan.

In the power play, Dayal managed to strike two times. He got the wickets of Karan and Quinton do Kock, but unfortunately conceded 24 runs. 10 of these runs came from ‘false’ shots. Mohammed Shami banged away at ‘hard’ length and managed to induce a pull that was ‘top-edged’ from KL Rahul. The GT managed to take 3 wickets in the powerplay.

Rashid rolling through

The LSG team did not give any indications of vulnerability to date. They crumbled against Kishore and Rashid on a pitch that was ‘challenging and tricky’ according to Rahul. This pitch seemed to help the spinners.

Rashid came to bowl the 8th over, the score at that time was 44 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. After the 1st ball of the 14th over, the score was 70 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.

The last hope for the LSG team was Marcus Stoinis, Hooda and Jason Holder. Stoinis was called for an ‘impossible’ run by Hooda. He left Stoinis stranded in the middle of the pitch.

Mohsin managed to fall to a ‘wild’ heave and Hooda fell when he tried to top-edge Rashid. Rashid was denied a ‘hat-trick’ due to the consecutive 6’s of Avesh. Saha managed to finish with 4wickets giving only 24 runs.

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