Hardik Pandya’s Astounded Reaction To Rahul Tewatia’s Incredible Finish In PBKS vs GT IPL 2022 Match.
The Gujarat Titans (GT) won their third consecutive game in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Friday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, defeating the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets. Gujarat Titans successfully chased down the goal of 190 in a game that went down to the final delivery thanks to Shubman Gill’s beautiful 96 at the top and Rahul Tewatia’s final over heroics, which included two sixes in the final two deliveries. Mathew Wade got caught behind early in the Gujarat Titans’ chase for 190 runs. Shubman Gill, on the other hand, hit the ball with grace and precision at the top.
GT was 53/1 at the end of the powerplay when Sai Sudharsan, who was playing his first innings, started confidently by hammering two fours. The second-wicket partnership was up for grabs, and GT was 94/1 at the midway stage. While Sudharsan played the second fiddle, Gill kept pace with GT by extending the flow of boundaries from one end to the other. After Sudharsan was caught by Mayank Agarwal off Rahul Chahar’s bowling, PBKS eventually broke the partnership, and GT needed 56 runs off the remaining five overs. Hardik Pandya, the GT captain, smashed successive fours off Rahul Chahar in the 17th over, scoring 13 runs. Rabada removed Gill for 96 runs in the last over. With 32 required off the final two overs, Pandya slammed two fours against Rabada in the penultimate over. GT needed to score 19 runs in the final over. Rahul Tewatia completed the chase with two sixes in the final two deliveries after Hardik Pandya was removed on the first delivery.
The Punjab Kings, who were given the opportunity to bat first, made one change: Jonny Bairstow was picked in the eleven. The Gujarat Titans got off to a good start with the ball, as skipper Hardik Pandya caught the opposition captain, Mayank Agarwal, inside the circle for a 5-yard penalty. In the fourth over, Dhawan smashed two fours, but PBKS lost their second wicket when Jonny Bairstow was caught at short third-man by Lockie Ferguson. Both Gill and Sudharsan hit sixes as Gill passed fifty in the ninth over and added two more superbly placed fours. Before Liam Livingstone and opener Shikhar Dhawan stitched a vital fifty-run stand for the third wicket, PBKS were 43-2 at the end of the powerplay. Despite a valiant attempt in the deep, Livingstone, who was responsible for the majority of the hitting, was almost caught by Hardik Pandya after his shot went for a six. After Dhawan was caught behind for 35, Rashid Khan put an end to the partnership. The next man in, Livingstone, who was on fire at one end as the 13th overproduced 24 runs, smashed two sixes and a four to assist Livingstone, who was on fire at one end as the 13th overproduced 24 runs. Darshan Nalkande regained the momentum with GT after dismissing Jitesh Sharma and Odean Smith in successive deliveries.
Shahrukh Khan hit two consecutive sixes against Mohammad Shami in the 15th over, resulting in 18 runs. Livingstone and Shahrukh Khan were both removed on the 16th by Rashid Khan. PBKS lost their ninth wicket after Rabada was run out in the 17th over. PBKS concluded the first innings with a total of 189/9 after Shami removed Vaibhav Arora’s stumps. However, Rahul Chahar contributed important runs with two fours and a six.
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