PBKS vs GT:IPL 2022 In the 16th match of the league stage today i.e. on Friday Punjab Kings And a very interesting match has been seen between Gujarat Titans. In this match played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the coin of the toss fell in favor of Hardik Pandya. After which he invited Punjab to bat first. On the other hand, Punjab Kings, accepting this invitation, put 189 runs on the board. Which was achieved by Gujarat Titans with 6 wickets in hand.
PBKS had given a target of 190 runs
till now IPL 2022 Punjab Kings, who have been batting vigorously in the powerplay in the PBKS vs GT match, seemed to be stuck in the beginning. The Gujarat captain had dismissed Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal (5) in the very second over. After this, Jonny Bairstow (8), playing for the first time in the current season, also fell victim to Lockie Ferguson. At this time the team’s score was only 34/2 even after 5 overs of play.
In such a situation, there was a 52-run partnership between the experienced Shikhar Dhawan (35) and Liam Livingston. Which gave strength to Punjab’s innings. But after this Liam Livingston started a counter attack on the Gujarat bowlers. He scored the second fastest fifty in IPL 2022 by scoring 50 runs in just 21 balls.
But after that Liam failed to extend his innings further and was dismissed after scoring 64 runs. After this, a 27-run partnership between Rahul Chahar (22) and Arshdeep Singh (10) for the last wicket took Punjab’s score to 189.
Rashid Khan took 3 wickets for 22 runs
The bowling order of Gujarat Titans is considered to be the best in IPL 2022. In this match once again all the bowlers of Gujarat proved this. In which Rashid Khan was seen playing the main role. He took 3 wickets in his quota of just 22 runs in 4 overs. Which included the wickets of lethal batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingston and Shah Rukh Khan.
Along with Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson and captain Hardik Pandya took 1-1 wickets. And also gave runs at an average of 9. At the same time, the young Indian bowlers who made their IPL debut in this match proved to be expensive but they took 2 wickets in their bag.
Rahul Teotia won Gujarat by hitting 2 sixes in the last 2 balls
Chasing the target of 190 runs, there was no panic among the batsmen of Gujarat Titans regarding this big target. Even though the team lost its first wicket in the form of Matthew Wade on a combined score of 32 runs within the powerplay. But after this, Sai Sudarshan, who came to bat at number-3, shared 101 runs off 68 balls with Shubman Gill and put his team on the threshold of victory.
Both the players were approaching the target without taking any risk. At this time it seemed as if both these batsmen would give victory to Gujarat Titans. But in the 15th over of the innings, Punjab bowler Rahul Chahar got his team back in the match as soon as he took the wicket of Sai Sudarshan (35). After this, Arshdeep Singh also put pressure on Gujarat while bowling economical in the very next over. Under which 37 runs were left for victory in the last 2 overs. In which Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya were dismissed, after which 12 runs were needed from the last 2 balls. Where Rahul Tevatia did this impossible thing and got the team victory.