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Match 37, Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali , Apr 21, 2024
142 (20.0/20)
146/7 (19.1/20)
Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by 3 wickets
Right then, that is it from Match 37 in which Gujarat got the better of Punjab and registered their fourth win of the season. They climb on the sixth position whereas things are getting more and more serious for Punjab as they faced their sixth defeat. Well, the action in the Indian T20 League 2024 continues as up next is the clash between the table-toppers Rajasthan and Mumbai, who are stacked in the middle of the table. That game will commence on April 22, Monday at 7.30 pm IST (2.00 pm GMT). But as you know, our build-up will begin much sooner. Till then, cheers!
Sai Kishore is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his outstanding four-wicket haul. Shares that he is trying to give his 120 per cent to the team and since he was playing for a gap of 20-25 days, he wanted to enjoy himself. Tells that Ashish Nehra has given them the freedom to express themselves. States that the plan was to vary the pace and bowl into the wicket. Credits Rahul Tewatia for his knock under pressure and Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad for the way they bowled.
Shubman Gill, the skipper of Gujarat says that they would have loved to finish it a bit earlier. Says that it is good to get those two points instead. He says he doesn't want to think about the captaincy and just wants to bat freely. Adds that except for the over rate, things have gone well for him as a captain. On being asked about the exchange of words with Liam Livingstone, Gill says that Livingstone was trying to rush him a bit, but he would have gone for a big shot irrespective.
Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
Rahul Tewatia is up for a quick chat. He says that he practices for these very situations in the nets. He says that the wicket was a bit tricky and says he examined the pitch and when he realized that there's not much spin on the track, he decided to get off the blocks. Adds that in the first innings, the wicket was slow and they used the spinners to perfection.
The captain of Punjab, Sam Curran says that the effort with the ball was incredible and the fight was amazing to see. Feels that they were 15-20 runs short but it was still a decent score. Credits the Afghan spin duo and Sai Kishore for the way they bowled. Mentions that Prabhsimran Singh batted well in the Powerplay but losing wickets in clusters afterwards was not ideal. Tells that they know what they need to do now and can't afford to lose many more games.
Earlier in the game, Punjab opted to bat first on what appeared to be a flat batting-friendly track. Punjab did get off to a steady start but once the opening pair was dismissed, they lost wickets, falling like a house of cards. Punjab just couldn't recover from the trouble as their two men in form, Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma too, couldn't do any damage as Gujarat capitalized on the slow nature of the pitch by rotating the spin trio to great effect, which resulted in them picking up 7 wickets in total and restricting Punjab to a low score. When it was Gujarat's turn to chase down the target, they got off to a steady start provided by Gill and Sudharsan. Gujarat's innings fluctuated a bit as they lost wickets in the mid-overs but Rahul Tewatia took them to the much-needed win and got their campaign on track.
Punjab, having posted a below-par total, were in desperate need of early breakthroughs. Arshdeep Singh provided just that by swiftly dismissing Wriddhiman Saha early in the Powerplay, offering a glimmer of hope for his team. Once the fielding restrictions were lifted, Punjab introduced spin from both ends, and Liam Livingstone capitalized with a double breakthrough, bringing Punjab right back into the contest while also stemming the flow of runs to some extent. These two quick wickets triggered a marginal collapse as successive batters fell in quick intervals, with Sam Curran and Harshal Patel also chipping in with a wicket each upon their return to the attack. Harshal Patel got three wickets to his name but it was just too late to be fair. And despite their efforts, Punjab ultimately fell short as they didn't have enough runs on the board to defend, ultimately resulting in their sixth defeat of the season.
After a few hurdles and hiccups in the mid-overs, Gujarat finally emerge as the victors of the game and get back to the winning ways, thanks to a sensational cameo by Rahul Tewatia. In their pursuit of a manageable target of 143, Gujarat's opening pair, featuring Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha, commenced their innings with a composed strategy, consistently rotating the strike. However, Saha's departure due to a soft dismissal showcased another underwhelming performance from him. Despite this setback, Gill showcased his effortless strokeplay, gathering crucial boundaries. Sai Sudharsan, batting at number 3, contributed a steady innings, providing valuable support. Both batters steadily progressed the innings, taking advantage of any poor deliveries and maintaining the required run rate well within reach. However, the introduction of spinners slowed down the scoring rate, leading to the quick dismissals of Gill, who departed after scoring 35, and Miller, who managed just 4 runs. The middle overs saw some dramatic moments as Gujarat lost half of its side with the score at 103. In such a crucial juncture, Rahul Tewatia lived up to his reputation and played a pivotal role in guiding Gujarat to victory. His crucial cameo of 36 off just 18 ensured that Gujarat did not succumb to pressure and sealed the win during the latter stages of the innings.
End Of The Over 19.1 : 146/7
4 Runs
  • 419.1
R. Tewatia
36 (18)
S. Kishore
0 (0)
A. Singh
2.1-0-17-1
19.1
4
Arshdeep Singh To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! THAT'S IT! Rahul Tewatia with the winning runs! Arshdeep Singh steams in from over the wicket and errs in line as he drifts onto the pads, full in length, Rahul Tewatia lets the ball come to him and glances it away off his pads down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Gujarat win by 3 wickets with five balls to spare.
Sai Kishore is in at number 9. Arshdeep Singh to bowl the final over of the chase. 1 needed off the last 6 balls.
End Of The Over 19 : 142/7
4 Runs
  • W 18.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 218.5
  • W 18.6
R. Khan
3 (3)
R. Tewatia
32 (17)
H. Patel
3-0-15-3
18.6
W
Harshal Patel To Rashid Khan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! WHAT AN ANTI CLIMAX! Another yorker gone wrong by Harshal which ends up as a low full toss, on middle, there to be put away, Rashid Khan opts to play his favourite whip across the line. Fails to get it past mid-wicket and ends up hitting it low towards Rilee Rossouw who dives to his left and does the rest. Another game at Mullanpur that is going down to the final over.
18.5
2
Harshal Patel To Rashid Khan
Scores level! Low full toss, straying on the pads, Rashid Khan flicks it off his pads to the right of deep backward square leg for a couple of runs. Can Gujarat finish it on the last ball?
18.4
1
Harshal Patel To Rahul Tewatia
On a length, slanting in, on off, Rahul Tewatia checks his drive and plays it down to long off for a single. 3 runs more needed.
18.3
0
Harshal Patel To Rahul Tewatia
Swing and a miss! Comes from around the wicket and bowls it fuller in length, outside off, it is there in the slot for Tewatia who swings, only to connect with thin air.
18.2
1
Harshal Patel To Rashid Khan
Goes for the yorker again, on middle but it comes out as a low full toss, Rashid Khan does well not to get beaten by the ball dipping on him and clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single.
Rashid Khan walks out to the middle at number 8.
18.1
W
Harshal Patel To Shahrukh Khan OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Shahrukh Khan cannot quite see his side home. Nothing more than a consolation is this wicket for Harshal Patel and Punjab. Bowls it at full hilt, right at the base of the stumps, Shahrukh Khan is late to bring his bat down as the ball dips on him and creeps under the bat. The ball brushes the back boot and crashes into the stumps.
Harshal Patel (2-0-11-1) to bowl the penultimate over.
End Of The Over 18 : 138/5
20 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 117.2
  • 617.3
  • 117.4
  • 417.5
  • 417.6
R. Tewatia
31 (15)
S. Khan
8 (3)
K. Rabada
4-0-40-0
17.6
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! Not very convincing but that will do for Gujarat. Hurls it on a hard length, tailing in, on middle, Rahul Tewatia gets into a tangle as he gets hurried while looking to dab it down the deck. Gets it off his gloves and it races to the left of the keeper, Jitesh Sharma for yet another boundary. 20 runs off the over, the most expensive over for Rabada in this season of the Indian T20 League. Gujarat are 5 runs away from a win.
17.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! Clever, very clever! Keeps it on a length, on the off-stump line, Rahul Tewatia puts the dancing shoes on and hits through the line. Lifts it back over the bowler's head for four more runs.
17.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Shahrukh Khan
Nails the yorker, at the stumps, Shahrukh Khan digs it out on the leg side for a single.
17.3
6
Kagiso Rabada To Shahrukh Khan
SIX! BANG! Hit with real authority! Angling in, at the stumps, on a length with an upright seam, Shahrukh Khan gives himself room and he is aware that mid off is inside the circle. Lofts it easily and clears the fence for a maximum.
17.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Rahul Tewatia
Ouch, Tewatia has copped a blow on his gloves. Rabada hits the deck hard and bowls it at the batter, Rahul Tewatia looks to keep it out but the ball jags back in to rap him on the knuckles. The ball rolls to the leg side and they cross.
17.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! Oh my! Lovely shot! Rabada steams in from around the wicket and bowls it on a good length, on off, Rahul Tewatia gets his weight on the front foot and lets his hands flow into the shot. Drives it along the ground and hits it to the right of mid off for a boundary. Pressure on Rabada right away.
Kagiso Rabada (3-0-20-0) is back to bowl the last over of his quota. Can he bring Punjab back into the contest? Let's see.
End Of The Over 17 : 118/5
13 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 216.2
  • 416.3
  • 216.4
  • 416.5
  • 116.6
R. Tewatia
18 (11)
S. Khan
1 (1)
H. Brar
4-0-35-0
16.6
1
Harpreet Brar To Rahul Tewatia
Short and going across the batter, cut away to deep backward point and Tewatia will keep the strike. Just the over Gujarat needed, 13 runs off it which leaves them needing 25 runs off the last three overs.
16.5
4
Harpreet Brar To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! Tewatia picks his spot to perfection. The southpaw bringing all his experience into play here. Brar strays on the pads and bowls it fractionally short, Rahul Tewatia gets on one knee and gets inside the line to pull it towards the vacant deep backward square leg region for a boundary.
16.4
2
Harpreet Brar To Rahul Tewatia
Intelligent batting by Tewatia. Short and at the stumps, Rahul Tewatia waits for the ball to arrive and drops it with soft hands in the vacant square leg region which allows him to come back for the second run. A couple followed by a boundary and then a couple of runs more.
16.3
4
Harpreet Brar To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! Rahul Tewatia gets the shot away this time. Full and sliding across the left-hander, outside off, Rahul Tewatia pulls out the switch hit again and gets the front leg out of the way nicely. He connects well and hits it to the left of short third for a boundary.
16.2
2
Harpreet Brar To Rahul Tewatia
Good placement! Flat and short, on the pads, Rahul Tewatia calmy nudges it in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
16.1
0
Harpreet Brar To Rahul Tewatia
A loud shout for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. Rahul Tewatia is a goner unless the ball has pitched outside leg. Comes from around the wicket and bowls it on a nagging length, at the stumps, Rahul Tewatia premeditates as he changes his stance and goes for the switch hit. The ball skids through to trap him right in front of the stumps. There is nothing on UltraEdge. Onto to the Ball Tracking now and yes, as expected, it has pitched outside leg. Punjab lose their review.
Harpreet Brar (3-0-22-0) is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 16 : 105/5
4 Runs
  • 215.1
  • W 15.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
R. Tewatia
5 (5)
S. Khan
1 (1)
H. Patel
2-0-11-1
15.6
1
Harshal Patel To Rahul Tewatia
Yes, he can. Just a single off the last ball. Superb stuff by Harshal, a wicket and just 4 runs off it. This is on a good length, outside off, Rahul Tewatia frees his arms and glides it down to deep third. Retains the strike with a single. With Gujarat needing 38 runs from 24 balls, they need a big over from somewhere to ease off the pressure.
15.5
0
Harshal Patel To Rahul Tewatia
At 136.5 kph, full and on off, Rahul Tewatia covers the line of the ball and pats it with a straight bat back to the bowler. Can Harshal close out the over now?
15.4
0
Harshal Patel To Rahul Tewatia
Comes from around the wicket and delivers it on a length, on off, Rahul Tewatia gets half-forward and dabs it towards backward point.
15.3
1
Harshal Patel To Shahrukh Khan
Short and wide on off, Shahrukh Khan stands tall and cracks the cut along the ground to deep point for a single to open his account.
Shahrukh Khan is in at number 7.
15.2
W
Harshal Patel To Azmatullah Omarzai OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Harshal Patel returns to the attack and strikes! The pressure getting to the Gujarat batters and it is Azmatullah Omarzai now who has to depart. Gets the ball to skid off the deck and serves it full and in the channel on off, Azmatullah Omarzai stays leg side of the ball and shapes up to run it down to deep third with an angled bat face. He is late on the shot and ends up getting a feather on it. Jitesh Sharma pouches it safely and the crowd erupts again.
15.1
2
Harshal Patel To Azmatullah Omarzai
Goes full in search of a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss, at the stumps, Azmatullah Omarzai closes his bat face early as he looks to work it across the line. Gets a soft leading edge that rolls wide of point for a couple of runs.
Harshal Patel (1-0-7-0) is back.
End Of The Over 15 : 101/4
10 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 414.3
  • W 14.4
  • 414.5
  • 014.6
R. Tewatia
4 (2)
A. Omarzai
11 (8)
S. Curran
2-0-18-1
14.6
0
Sam Curran To Rahul Tewatia
Attacks the off stump line on a hard length, Rahul Tewatia covers his off stump and defends it to the off side to end the over. 42 needed off the last 5 overs. Is there any other twist in the tale?
14.5
4
Sam Curran To Rahul Tewatia
FOUR! Guided away nicely! Aims a yorker but bowls it full on the pads, Rahul Tewatia flicks it too fine toward deep fine leg for a boundary.
Rahul Tewatia comes out to the middle now.
14.4
W
Sam Curran To Sai Sudharsan OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! And Gujarat are in a bit of trouble here! Pace on, outside off, on a shade fuller length, Sai Sudharsan gets on the back foot to punch it to the off side but he plays outside the line of the ball as it jags a bit into the batter and keeps low on the bounce as well. It takes the thickish inside edge of the willow and crashes into the stumps. Sam Curran gets a crucial wicket here and Gujarat lose their fourth wicket.
14.3
4
Sam Curran To Sai Sudharsan
FOUR! Nicely done! It will surely release some pressure off! Strays on the pads on a fuller length, Sai Sudharsan just guides it with the pace towards deep fine leg for a boundary.
14.2
1
Sam Curran To Azmatullah Omarzai
Full in length, across off to the right-hander, Azmatullah Omarzai gets ahead and drives it through covers for one.
14.1
1
Sam Curran To Sai Sudharsan
Over the wicket, outside off on a fuller length, Sai Sudharsan strides ahead to drive it through covers but slices off toward deep third for a single.
Strategic break! Liam Livingstone's twin strikes have provided Punjab with a significant opening. However, with Livingstone finishing his spell for the night and the other spinner, Harpreet Brar, having only one over remaining, it remains Gujarat's game to lose. As he has done so far, Sai Sudharsan will need to bat sensibly and lead his side in the chase, maintaining composure and guiding them towards the target. Sam Curran (1-0-8-0) brings himself back into the attack.
End Of The Over 14 : 91/3
5 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
S. Sudharsan
26 (31)
A. Omarzai
10 (7)
L. Livingstone
4-0-19-2
13.6
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Tossed up, full on off, Sai Sudharsan presses ahead and works it to long off for a single to end the over.  Gujarat still need 52 off the last 36 deliveries.
13.5
1
Liam Livingstone To Azmatullah Omarzai
Turns away from the middle, Azmatullah Omarzai stays leg side of the ball and pushes it to short cover for a quick single. Sai Sudharsan responds to the call quickly and gets home in time quickly.
13.4
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Closer to the body, short and turning away from off, Sai Sudharsan rocks back in the crease and cuts it toward backward point for one.
13.3
1
Liam Livingstone To Azmatullah Omarzai
A leg spinner on off, shade full in length, Azmatullah Omarzai works it toward long off for another single.
13.2
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Full, tossed up on off, Sai Sudharsan drives it along the ground to long off for a single.
13.1
0
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Around the wicket, on the pads, on a length, Sudharsan turns it to square leg.
End Of The Over 13 : 86/3
8 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 112.2
  • 012.3
  • 112.4
  • 612.5
  • 012.6
A. Omarzai
8 (5)
S. Sudharsan
23 (27)
H. Brar
3-0-22-0
12.6
0
Harpreet Brar To Azmatullah Omarzai
Quicker and flatter on the stumps, Azmatullah Omarzai looks to cut but mistimes.
12.5
6
Harpreet Brar To Azmatullah Omarzai
SIX! BOOM! Tossed up right into the slot of the batter, in front of the stumps, Azmatullah Omarzai clears his front foot and hoists the ball over the bowler's head for a maximum. The first six of the chase.
12.4
1
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
Pitched on the leg stump line, full in length, Sai Sudharsan turns it to short mid-wicket for single.
12.3
0
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
Around off on a length, Sai Sudharsan cuts it straight to point.
12.2
1
Harpreet Brar To Azmatullah Omarzai
Flighted-delivery on off, shade full in length, Azmatullah Omarzai cuts it off the back foot through cover-point for a single.
12.1
0
Harpreet Brar To Azmatullah Omarzai
Tossed up on the stumps, full in length, Azmatullah Omarzai drives it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 12 : 78/3
6 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 1 WD 11.3
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • W 11.5
  • 111.6
A. Omarzai
1 (1)
S. Sudharsan
22 (25)
L. Livingstone
3-0-14-2
11.6
1
Liam Livingstone To Azmatullah Omarzai
Tossed up, full and drifting into the stumps, on middle and leg, Azmatullah Omarzai drives it to long off for a single to end the over.
Azmatullah Omarzai is in at number 5 for Gujarat.
11.5
W
Liam Livingstone To David Miller OUT!
OUT! BULL'S EYE! Liam Livingstone is absolutely pumped up and why not?  Tossed-up delivery, full and straight on the stumps, David Miller looks to go for a big shot as he charges down the track but loses his shape completely and plays all over the line of the ball. The ball sneaks through the huge gap between the bat and the pad before crashing into the stumps. A very crucial wicket for Punjab and seems like spin is working for them as well.
11.4
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Full, on the stumps, Sai Sudharsan drives it along the grass, straight down the ground for a single.
11.3
1
Liam Livingstone To David Miller
Aims the toes on the middle and leg, David Miller skips down a couple of steps and flicks it to long on for an easy single.
11.3
wd
Liam Livingstone To David Miller
WIDE! Drifting down leg on a fuller length, Miller misses to flick. Wide given.
11.2
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Full, tossed up on the stumps, Sai Sudharsan leans on the ball and turns it through square leg for a single.
11.1
1
Liam Livingstone To David Miller
Around the wicket, yorker on the stumps, David Miller digs it out to long on along the carpet for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 72/2
4 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 210.6
S. Sudharsan
20 (23)
D. Miller
2 (3)
K. Rabada
3-0-20-0
10.6
2
Kagiso Rabada To Sai Sudharsan
Fuller in length, around off, Sai Sudharsan prods ahead and drives it presenting the full face of the bat, and gets it through the diving cover fielder for a couple of runs to end the over. He moves into his 20s.
10.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Sai Sudharsan
Tight line and length on off, Sai Sudharsan punches it to covers.
10.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Sai Sudharsan
Play and a miss! Nips away from off on a length, Sai Sudharsan gets squared up and plays inside the line of the ball and gets beaten on the outside edge.
Halt! The physio is out to attend to Sai Sudharsan for an issue with his right knee. Sudharsan is fine to resume.
10.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Sai Sudharsan
Short, on off, Sai Sudharsan climbs on the bounce and punches it solidly to short cover.
10.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To David Miller
Aims the woods again on a hard length, David Miller opens the bat's face and dabs it to cover-point for a quick single.
10.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Sai Sudharsan
Around the wicket, fires on a hard length, angling on the stumps, Sai Sudharsan hops and tucks it to the deep mid-wicket for a single.
Kagiso Rabada (2-0-16-0) comes back on to bowl.
End Of The Over 10 : 68/2
3 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • W 9.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
D. Miller
1 (2)
S. Sudharsan
17 (18)
L. Livingstone
2-0-8-1
9.6
0
Liam Livingstone To David Miller
Continues to attack the stumps and hurls it in full, David Miller watchfully plays it back to Livingstone. End of a successful over for Punjab, a wicket and just the 3 runs off it. At the halfway mark, Gujarat are 68-2, needing 75 more runs in 60 balls.
9.5
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Pushes it through from around the wicket, on the pads, Sai Sudharsan glances it away behind square on the leg side for a run.
9.4
1
Liam Livingstone To David Miller
Full and sliding in, on middle, David Miller knocks it down to long on and gets off the mark with a single.
David Miller is in at number 4.
9.3
W
Liam Livingstone To Shubman Gill OUT!
OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Oh no, Shubman Gill has thrown it away! Liam Livingstone lets out a big roar and gives a send-off of sorts to the Gujarat skipper. Livingstone offers flight this time and goes full, at the stumps, Shubman Gill is tempted by the length of the delivery and gets on the front foot to go back over the bowler's head. It was there to be hit but Gill gets it off the bottom part of the bat and it goes towards long off where Kagiso Rabada comes off the ropes and takes an easy catch. Punjab have the opening they were after.
9.2
0
Liam Livingstone To Shubman Gill
Bowls the leg-break to the right-hander, full and around off, Shubman Gill pats it from the crease to point.
9.1
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Comes from around the wicket and fires it in at 91.4 kph, full and on middle and leg, Sai Sudharsan gets low and sweeps it off his pads to fine leg for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 65/1
7 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 48.5
  • 18.6
S. Sudharsan
15 (16)
S. Gill
35 (27)
H. Brar
2-0-14-0
8.6
1
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
Angling away from the left-hander, short and on off, punched along the ground to deep point by Sudharsan for one.
8.5
4
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
FOUR! Easy pickings! Too straight from Brar, fuller and on the pads, Sai Sudharsan just has to get some bat on it and succeeds. Gets inside the line and paddles it towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
8.4
1
Harpreet Brar To Shubman Gill
Serves it on a nagging length, around off, Shubman Gill stays leg side of the ball and dabs it wide of point and cover for a single.
8.3
0
Harpreet Brar To Shubman Gill
Attacks the stumps and the length stays full, Shubman Gill knocks it to the left of the bowler where Brar dives to that side and cuts it off.
8.2
1
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
Slightly fuller, on off, Sai Sudharsan drives it with a straight bat to long off and gets to the other end.
8.1
0
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
Sliding across, short and on off, Sai Sudharsan is late on the cut shot and ends up chopping it in front of backward point.
Strategic Break. Despite losing Wriddhiman Saha inside the fielding restrictions, Gujarat is in a very comfortable position, cruising gently ahead in the pursuit to chase 143. Shubman Gill has played some glorious strokes and stands unbeaten on 34 whereas Sai Sudharsan has adapted to a responsible anchor role. Both batters are playing risk-free cricket at the moment, and the required rate is also well within reach. Punjab has employed spin from both ends and they will aim to get a flurry of wickets to get back strongly into the contest. Harpreet Brar (1-0-7-0) to continue after the break.
End Of The Over 8 : 58/1
7 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 47.4
  • 07.5
  • 2 LB 7.6
S. Gill
34 (25)
S. Sudharsan
9 (12)
L. Livingstone
1-0-5-0
7.6
lb
Liam Livingstone To Shubman Gill
Two leg byes. Drifting onto the pads, full as well, Shubman Gill goes for the paddle sweep but it comes off his pads and rolls wide of short fine leg for a couple of runs.
7.5
0
Liam Livingstone To Shubman Gill
Turning away from the batter, on a nagging length, on off, Shubman Gill checks his shot and pushes it back to the bowler.
7.4
4
Liam Livingstone To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Poor delivery and it gets the treatment! Too short and too wide by Liam Livingstone, outside off, Shubman Gill latches onto the width and hammers it to the right of deep cover for a boundary.
7.3
1
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Keeps it short and around off, Sai Sudharsan punches it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.
7.2
0
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
Short and on off, Sai Sudharsan plays it back to the bowler from the crease.
7.1
0
Liam Livingstone To Sai Sudharsan
A confident shout for LBW but there seemed to be an inside edge. Sliding in, full and on off, Sai Sudharsan gets a stride in to push it down the ground. Gets an inside edge onto the front pad which saves him.
Spin from both ends now. Liam Livingstone is called into the attack to provide a breakthrough.
End Of The Over 7 : 51/1
7 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 26.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 26.6
S. Gill
30 (22)
S. Sudharsan
8 (9)
H. Brar
1-0-7-0
6.6
2
Harpreet Brar To Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill calls for two straight away and gets it comfortably. Flat by Brar, fractionally short and outside off, Shubman Gill gets the weight on the back foot and cuts it behind square on the off side. The deep point fielder runs around to his left and cuts it off. Two runs taken.
6.5
0
Harpreet Brar To Shubman Gill
Slanting in, fuller in length, on off and middle, Shubman Gill presses forward and blocks it out with a straight bat.
6.4
1
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
A bit too straight, on the pads, slightly fuller, Sai Sudharsan crouches and sweeps it to deep backward square leg for a single.
6.3
1
Harpreet Brar To Shubman Gill
Short again, on off and middle, Shubman Gill waits on the back foot and punches with a straight bat to the left of the bowler for one more run.
6.2
2
Harpreet Brar To Shubman Gill
Quicker through the air and shorter, outside off, Shubman Gill stays low and cuts it late to get it wide of deep point for a couple of runs.
6.1
1
Harpreet Brar To Sai Sudharsan
This is full and flat, on middle, Sai Sudharsan flicks it to wide long on for a single.
Spin introduced by Punjab as Harpreet Brar comes into the attack now, replacing Harshal Patel.
End Of The Over 6 : 44/1
8 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 25.5
  • 45.6
S. Gill
25 (18)
S. Sudharsan
6 (7)
S. Curran
1-0-8-0
5.6
4
Sam Curran To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Gill cuts and cuts well! Angling across the right-hander, on a hard length, outside off, Shubman Gill stands tall and gets the width he needs. Cuts it all along the ground and gets it through cover-point for a boundary to end the Powerplay. At the end of 6 overs, Gujarat are 44/1.
5.5
2
Sam Curran To Shubman Gill
'Two' is the call and they get it easily! On a good length, at the stumps, Shubman Gill hangs back and whips it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
5.4
1
Sam Curran To Sai Sudharsan
Goes full and straight does Curran, Sai Sudharsan gets on the front foot and clips it through square leg for a run.
5.3
0
Sam Curran To Sai Sudharsan
Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Sai Sudharsan gets on his toes and pats it to mid-wicket.
5.2
0
Sam Curran To Sai Sudharsan
Fuller in length, on off, Sai Sudharsan drives it down the ground but can't get it past mid on.
5.1
1
Sam Curran To Shubman Gill
Shaping in, on a good length from over the wicket, around off, Shubman Gill pushes at it with a straight bat. Gets an outside edge towards deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 36/1
7 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 44.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
S. Gill
18 (15)
S. Sudharsan
5 (4)
H. Patel
1-0-7-0
4.6
1
Harshal Patel To Shubman Gill
Changes the angle and comes from over the wicket. Bowls it full, around off, Shubman Gill flicks it to widish mid-wicket for a single to end the over.
4.5
1
Harshal Patel To Sai Sudharsan
On a hard length, angling on off, Sai Sudharsan opens the bat's face and guides it off the back foot toward backward point for an easy single.
4.4
0
Harshal Patel To Sai Sudharsan
Around the wicket, on a fuller length, around off, Sai Sudharsan leans ahead and defends it to the off side.
4.3
1
Harshal Patel To Shubman Gill
On a fuller length, around off, Gill solidly punches it off the front foot in front of mid off and sets off for a single. Shashank Singh is quick to pick the ball and hits the bull's eye at the non-striker's end. Gill is comfortably home.
4.2
4
Harshal Patel To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Oh, what a lovely shot! On off, and hard length, Shubman Gill cuts it neatly through cover-point for a boundary.
4.1
0
Harshal Patel To Shubman Gill
Over the wicket, slower one on off, Shubman Gill presents full face of the bat and drives it back to the bowler.
Harshal Patel has been introduced into the attack now.
End Of The Over 4 : 29/1
8 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 13.2
  • 23.3
  • W 3.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
S. Sudharsan
4 (2)
S. Gill
12 (11)
A. Singh
2-0-13-1
3.6
0
Arshdeep Singh To Sai Sudharsan
Stays on the hard-length plan and bowls it around off, Sai Sudharsan is a bit late on the cut shot and gets it off the thickish outside edge to the slip cordon. He looks for a single but is sent back.
3.5
4
Arshdeep Singh To Sai Sudharsan
FOUR! Wonderfully placed! Outside off, on a length, Sai Sudharsan uses the width as he rocks back into the crease before cutting it through backward point for a boundary.
The Impact Player, Sai Sudharsan makes his way out to the centre now.
3.4
W
Arshdeep Singh To Wriddhiman Saha OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! First one down for Gujarat and Arshdeep is pumped up! Arshdeep Singh holds his line and length, and continues to bowl on a hard length, on the top of the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha again looks to pull it over mid-wicket but he is a bit early on the shot and hits it flat off the toe-end of the willow. The ball lobs straight into the hands of Ashutosh Sharma at mid-wicket. Another disappointing outing for Saha as he once again gets out inside the Powerplay.
3.3
2
Arshdeep Singh To Wriddhiman Saha
Hard length again on the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha pulls it off the back foot through square leg. Kagiso Rabada from the deep backward square leg sprints and puts in a timely dive to his left to save a certain boundary. Saves two.
3.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Shubman Gill
Bowls it on a tight line on a hard length, around the middle and leg, Shubman Gill punches it to mid off for a single.
3.1
1
Arshdeep Singh To Wriddhiman Saha
Hits the deck hard on the top of the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha hops back into the crease and dabs the ball towards deep backward point for a single.
End Of The Over 3 : 21/0
9 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 42.5
  • 02.6
S. Gill
11 (10)
W. Saha
10 (8)
K. Rabada
2-0-16-0
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
Jaffa! A good comeback from Rabada, on a length, outside off, Shubman Gill looks to cut it away but plays inside the line of the ball and gets beaten on the outside edge.
2.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Nonchalant from Gill! Fuller in length, on the leg and middle, Shubman Gill flicks it with wrists and gets it through mid-wicket for another boundary.
2.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Oh, lovely wrists at play! Short in length, angling in from off, Shubman Gill stays on the back foot and swipes it across the line over square leg for a boundary.
2.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
Aims a yorker on the stumps, Shubman Gill is quick to bring his bat down in time and eases it back to the bowler.
2.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Rolls his fingers on the leather at 119.8 kph, jags back in from outside off, Wriddhiman Saha cuts it in front of short third and gets a quick single.
2.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Hits the deck hard at 140 kph, just around off, Wriddhiman Saha climbs on the bounce and punches it to cover.
End Of The Over 2 : 12/0
5 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 11.5
  • 11.6
W. Saha
9 (6)
S. Gill
3 (6)
A. Singh
1-0-5-0
1.6
1
Arshdeep Singh To Wriddhiman Saha
Just five singles! Full, on middle and leg, Wriddhiman Saha drags it across the line towards deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over.
1.5
1
Arshdeep Singh To Shubman Gill
Around off on a length, Shubman Gill cuts it through cover-point for a single.
1.4
1
Arshdeep Singh To Wriddhiman Saha
Bangs it short and on the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha stands tall and pulls it through square leg for a single.
1.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Shubman Gill
Back of a length, on the top of the stumps, Shubman Gill pats it solidly with soft hands off the back foot, in front of covers and steals a quick single.
1.2
0
Arshdeep Singh To Shubman Gill
Over the wicket, across off on a short length, Shubman Gill covers the off stump and eases it to the covers.
1.1
1
Arshdeep Singh To Wriddhiman Saha
Gets an inward movement first up on a length, on middle, Wriddhiman Saha tucks it to widish square leg for a single.
Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Arshdeep Singh with a wide slip in place.
End Of The Over 1 : 7/0
7 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 10.4
  • 40.5
  • 10.6
W. Saha
6 (3)
S. Gill
1 (3)
K. Rabada
1-0-7-0
0.6
1
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Slip is out now, on a length, on top of off, Wriddhiman Saha guides it off the back foot toward deep backward point for a single to end the over. A decent start for Gujarat. 7 off the first over.
0.5
4
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
FOUR! First of the chase and a lovely display of cover drive! Full, outside off, Wriddhiman Saha cashes onto the width and creams it past cover-point for a boundary.
0.4
1
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
In the channel on off, full in length, Shubman Gill presses forward to defend but inside edges it to the leg side and runs for a quick single.
0.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
Short, angling in on off, Shubman Gill tucks it to mid-wicket for none.
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Shubman Gill
Lovely line, in the channel of off on a length, Shubman Gill eases it to point off the back foot.
0.1
1
Kagiso Rabada To Wriddhiman Saha
Off the mark in a streaky way! Rabada starts off with a slip in place and hits the deck hard around off, Wriddhiman Saha hops back and inside edges it past the stumps and gets a single.
Match Info
  • Venue Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Punjab Kings won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Sai Kishore
  • Umpire Nand Kishore (IND), Vineet Kulkarni (IND) and Saiyed Khalid (IND)
  • Referee Javagal Srinath (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Punjab 142/10 in 20.0 overs
  • H Brar dropped on 17 by D Miler in 18.2 overs
  • Punjab 100/7 15.3 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 90/5 in 13.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (7.5 ovs): H Singh against GT (LBW) Successful (PUN: 2, GT: 1)
  • Referral 3 (7.5 ovs): GT against A Sharma (LBW) Unsuccessful (PUN: 2, GT: 1)
  • Gujarat 67/3: S Curran lbw b Rashid Khan 20(19)
  • Referral 2 (7.5 ovs): GT against S Curran (LBW) Successful (PUN: 2, GT: 2)
  • Gujarat 63/2: R Rossouw lbw b Noor Ahmad 9(7)
  • Referral 1 (6.6 ovs): GT against R Rossouw (LBW) Successful (PUN: 2, GT: 2)
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 56/1 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 56/1
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 52 off 32 balls between S Curran (15) and P Singh (35)
  • Punjab 52/0 5.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (7.5 ovs): PUN against R Tewatia (LBW) Unsuccessful (PUN: 1, GT: 2)
  • Gujarat 101/4 14.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Gujarat 91/3 in 14.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Gujarat 58/1 in 8.0 overs
  • Gujarat 51/1 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Gujarat 44/1
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