In a one-sided thriller, Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Tuesday defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by 8 wickets. PBKS became the second team to defeat GT in this IPL season. The first time was Sunrisers Hyderabad. The fight for the top four positions continues. Here are the key highlights of the game:
1. GT won the toss and elected to bat first against PBKS
2. GT lost early wickets of Shubman Gill (9), Wriddman Sahi (21) in the powerplay, and Hardik Pandya (1) in the very next over after the powerplay.
3. After the fall of their wickets, the wickets fell at the regular intervals, and none of the GT batters was able to stay. In form middle-order batsmen Miller (11), Rahul Tewatia (11), and Rashid Khan (0) didn't contribute in that match.
4. Only young Sai Sudharsan stayed and made an unbeaten 65 runs off 50.
5. For PBKS, Kagiso Rabada took 4/33 in his 4 overs.
6. GT managed to score 143/8 in their 20 over.
7. Replying to GT total, PBKS came with new opening pairs Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow. However, Bairstow lost his wicket early.
8. After the fall of his wicket, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa stayed. Both of them played fine and attacked shots. They built an amazing 87-run partnership.
9. Rajapaksa made 40 runs off 28. After the fall of his wicket, Shikhar Dhawan stayed and made an unbeaten 62 runs off 53 and Liam Livingston played an unbeaten cameo of 30 runs off 10.
10. In the 15th over Liam Livingston hits 28 runs (6, 6, 6, 4, 2, 6), which included 117 meters huge six on the first delivery.
11. PBKS managed to score 145/2 in 16 overs and won the match by 8 wickets.
12. Kagiso Rabada was declared player of the match.
13. Brief scores: Gujarat Titans 143/8 in 20 overs (Sai Sudharsan 64 not out, Wriddhiman Saha 21; Kagiso Rabada 4/33) lost to Punjab Kings 145-2 in 16 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 62 not out, Bhanuka Rajapaksalbw 40; Lockie Ferguson 1/29) by 8 wickets
How about that for a finish from Liam Livingstone 💥💥 A final flourish from him as Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans comprehensively by 8 wickets. 💪 Details - bit.ly/TataIpl-2022-48 #GTvPBKS #TATAIPLPosted by IPL - Indian Premier League on Tuesday, May 3, 2022