SRH vs GT: Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan shared a game-changing 59-run stand to lead Gujarat Titans to a famous five-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in what turned out to be a game where the pendulum shuttled back and forth. GT needed 22 runs from the final over and three runs from the penultimate ball, with Rashid Khan smashing a six off Marco Jansen to complete the escape. GT leads the points standings with 14 points, while SRH is in third place with 10 points.
SRH vs GT: The Rashid-Tewatia destruction
Umran Malik had stormed to the crease to bowl at a blistering pace, taking all five SRH wickets to leave GT in trouble at 140 for 5 after 16 overs in a 196-run chase. Tewatia was joined in the center by Rashid at that point. The duo then went on to make a flurry of shots to put the game out of reach. With 35 required off 12 balls, Tewatia took advantage of his left-arm angle by smashing T Natarajan for a boundary and six – slog-sweep over cow corner.
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SRH vs GT: Umran Malik steals the limelight
Until Tewatia and Rashid’s game-winning stand, Umran had snatched the spotlight at breakneck speed. When he came on to bowl, SRH was in dire need of a spark after GT’s easy start. Gill made room in the eighth over but could only hear the death rattle. He then exploited the short ball to great effect against Hardik Pandya, who top-edged one to the third man. The teenage fast bowler wasn’t finished yet, as he smashed the lumber with a yorker against Wriddhiman Saha. He continued to remove the pitch from the equation, dismissing David Miller and Abhinav Manohar in the same over.
SRH vs GT: Saha gives a head start to GT
Saha got off to a good start, smashing Jansen for a boundary and flicking it into the seats with a deep backward square leg. He then set two boundaries for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. T Natarajan was lofted over mid-off for another boundary in the next over. In the Powerplay’s final over, he flicked Natarajan through fine leg and skipped down the track to crunch two fours, giving GT a total of 59. Despite losing wickets at the other end, he maintained his focus and scored his fifty with a single from Washington Sundar in the 11th over.
SRH vs GT: Abhishek and Markram set the foundation for the chase
Earlier, Abhishek and Markram’s fifties had guided SRH to a respectable total in ideal batting conditions. At the opening of the innings, Mohammed Shami had dismissed Kane Williamson with a signature delivery that swung in just enough before subtle movement from the seam rattled the stumps. With the help of DRS, Shami also LBW Rahul Tripathi.
With the slog and pull, Markram took on the challenge of facing GT’s two quick bowlers, Alzarri Joseph and Lockie Ferguson. In the 12th over, Abhishek, on the other hand, tonked Rashid for two sixes. Rashid was once again costly in the 15th over, as Markram and Abhishek used the pull and loft to collect a boundary each.
Joseph eventually fired Abhishek, but by that time, SRH had found themselves in a strong position. Shashank Singh showed off his fireworks in the final over, hitting Ferguson for a hat-trick of sixes as his SRH teammates applauded from the dugout. Regrettably, it did not prove to be sufficient.
SRH vs GT: Brief scores
Brief scores First Innings: Sunrisers Hyderabad 195/6 in 20 overs (Abhishek Sharma 65; Mohammed Shami 3-39)
Second Innings: Gujarat Titans 199/5 in 20 overs (W Saha 68; Umran Malik 5-25) by five wickets.