GT vs SRH: The undefeated Gujarat Titans find their first defeat in the Indian Premier League 2022 after a clinical chase finished off by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
GT vs SRH: SRH’s dominance in larger parts of the chase
Sunrisers Hyderabad controlled the chase for larger parts as they were pushed forward by the skipper Kane Williamson. He was the central force that kept the innings going during the chase. Williamson got a second life when Gujarat failed to take up a review on an LBW appeal in the first over by Mohammad Shami.
Williams gained momentum from there on and kept pouring oil into the burning fire by pulling Shami for a four and a six soon after. It helped Abhishek Sharma gain confidence after taking a toll on Lockie Ferguson’s extra pace to pick four boundaries in an over.
GT vs SRH: The Kane Williamson Fireworks
Williamson kept on striking and managed to keep close to the required run rate with on-time boundaries. Williamson picked back-to-back sixes and raced away to a well-deserved fifty, pushing SRH along with him. Along with Rahul Tripathi, he scored 40. He was sent off by a slow ball from Hardik at 57.
GT vs SRH: Nicholas Pooran finishes in style
34 runs were required off 22 balls for Sunrisers to win against Gujarat after the departure of the skipper Kane Williamson. Nicholas Pooran came on to the field with a huge responsibility. Like Kane Williamson, Gujarat could have avoided another threat if Lockie Ferguson had caught the ball while taking a dive. Pooran picked a six and a four with Ferguson aiming onto his pads. He picked two more boundaries in the penultimate over by Mohammad Shami before finishing things off with a massive pulled six.
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GT vs SRH: What happened to Gujarat?
The innings of Gujarat Titans went up and down in the space of a couple of overs when the innings started. As the in-form Shubhman Gill eventually began to find his form, Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck. Gill was caught by one-handed Rahul Tripathi brilliantly.
Sunrisers were able to keep Gujarat unproductive even though the wicket fall were not that frequent. Umran Malik nicked Matthew Wade off by pace trapping him to LBW while David Miller Pulled one straight to midwicket after a 40-run partnership with skipper Hardik Pandya.
Gujarat actually had the potential to keep attacking from one end as they had plenty of wickets in their hand. That’s when Abhinav Manohar came in, his efforts could have gone flat had SRH held onto one of the three chances that he exhibited over the course of his cameo.
Brief Scores: Gujarat Titans 162/7 (Hardik Pandya 50) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 168/2 (Kane Williamson 57, Abhishek Sharma 42) by 8 wickets