IPL 2022, GT vs LSG: Gujarat Titans lord over Lucknow Super Giants, become first team to enter playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

It has been a stellar season for the Gujarat Titans. On paper, they might not look to be the strongest facet, however they’ve pulled a number of rabbits out of their hat within the 2022 IPL. Each time a loss has appeared to be imminent, the Titans have discovered some participant or the opposite elevate his hand and cause them to victory.
Rahul Tewatia, David Miller and Rashid Khan have executed it with the bat on a couple of event; on Tuesday, Rashid the bowler did the star flip for the Titans in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants on the MCA Worldwide Stadium in Pune.
Only recently, Brian Lara, the present batting coach of Rashid’s former crew Sunrisers Hyderabad, had mentioned that Rashid “is not a lot of a wicket-taker and solely restricts runs”. The wizard from Afghanistan should have made Lara chew his phrases with a magical 4/24 efficiency that led Titans to a facile 62-run win, whereas defending a modest 144/4. Rashid discovered an in a position spin companion in left-arm orthodox R Sai Kishore (2/7), as Tremendous Giants have been bowled out for less than 82.
With Gujarat clinching the battle of the table-toppers, the Hardik Pandya-led facet turned the primary crew to enter the playoffs on this 12 months’s IPL.

If the spinners did the trick for Gujarat, the Lucknow pacemen placed on a present within the first innings of the sport. The ball was set rolling by left-arm quick bowler Mohsin Khan; Dushmantha Chameera made certain there was no let-up; Avesh Khan acquired the wickets within the center part; ultimately, Jason Holder ensured there was no large flourish from the Gujarat batters.
Mohsin, one of many finds of this 12 months’s IPL, bowled the primary over and will’ve acquired the wickets of each openers. The very first ball noticed Wriddhiman Saha poke at an away going supply, and the ball landed simply in entrance of the primary slip. The final ball of the over had Shubman Gill play a full-blooded lower, and it went to 3rd man however once more landed wanting the fielder.


Chameera adopted up with a frugal over. Within the third over, Mohsin defeated Saha with a well-disguised off-cutter that the Gujarat opener chipped straight to the mid-on fielder. After three overs, Gujarat have been 13/1. Matthew Wade got here at one drop and hit Chameera for back-to-back boundaries, which elevated the scoring charge a bit. The Aussie was taking part in a shot-a-ball and that proved expensive in opposition to Avesh. Wade tried to scoop an excellent size supply however solely managed to bunt it straight into the fingers of the keeper.
Hardik Pandya strutted in subsequent, and, within the firm of Shubman Gill, introduced a semblance of stability to the innings. However Pandya’s keep on the crease was lower quick by an away-going lifter from Avesh that the Gujarat skipper slashed arduous at, however solely managed an edge to the keeper.

Gill (63 not out off 49b; 7×4) and David Miller (26 off 24b; 1×4, 1×6) not solely needed to save the Gujarat innings from additional shambles, but in addition enhance the pedestrian run-rate. The duo added 52 for the fourth wicket earlier than Miller slashed a large slower ball from Holder straight to deep third man.
Within the final 4 overs, Gill and Rahul Tewatia (22 not out off 16b; 4×4) collected 41 runs that pushed the Gujarat complete to 144/4. Tewatia, significantly, was extreme on Holder within the ultimate over, taking three boundaries off the West Indian.

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