Punjab defeats Gujarat by 8 wickets in an intense chase!

IPL 2022, Match 48: Punjab Kings defeats Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets, posting 145/2 while GT was so close yet so far with 143/8. Despite GT's good effort throughout the season, they suffered some pretty intense defeats. Rabada was today's Player of the Match.

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Indian Premier League 2022, Match 48: Gujarat Titans went up against Punjab Kings at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Hardik Pandya won the coin toss and opted to bat first. Sandeep Sharma to start proceedings. WRiddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill were out to open the innings. Sandeep Sharma opens the bowling assault for PBKS. The first ball was a dot, however Saha drives via the covers withinside the 2nd to accumulate a boundary and get off the mark. Kagiso Rabada into the assault now. Shubman Gill punishes the South African with  consecutive fours. In the very last ball of the over, Saha unearthed the long-on fence to accumulate any other boundary. thirteen off the over. Shubman Gill departs after being the victim of a run-out. Gujarat lost an early wicket. Direct hit from Rishi Dhawan at cowl.  Another wicket for Punjab Saha is stuck through Mayank Agarwal as Rabada receives a wicket. Miscued shot from Saha and that proves costly. 

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Edged and gone, Hardik Pandya departs. Not the wicket Gujarat desired to lose. Rishi Dhawan moved inside the 2nd ball to take away Hardik Pandya. Now that could be a large setback for the Titans. David Miller is the brand new guy in and is off the mark with a unmarried in the direction of deep rectangular leg.  Rishi Dhawan resumes from the opposite end. Six runs off the over as Miller collects a brace withinside the over. Time for a strategic timeout. 

Livingstone with the leap forward for Punjab, as he eliminates Miller. Miller receives a thick part on this one and he is taken through by his fellow South African Rabada at long-off. Livingstone maintains from the opposite end. He eliminates David Miller, who’s stuck through Rabada at long-off. Rahul Tewatia is the brand new guy in quantity six.  Right. We are into the demise overs and Arshdeep Singh is into the assault again. Sai Sudharsan collects any other boundary withinside the over. 10 off the over. After sixteen overs, Gujarat Titans 108/4. Caught at quick 1/3 guy and Rahul Tewatia departs. Caught through Jitesh Sharma and Rashid Khan departs. Two in for Rabada now. 

Arshdeep Singh into the attack for the very last over. eleven runs from the over. So Sai Sudharsan’s unbeaten sixty four takes GT to 143/8. PBKS want a hundred and forty four runs to win.  Early blow for Punjab Kings in their chase as they lose Jonny Bairstow. Length ball from Shami, Bairstow top-edges this one to deep first-class leg fielder. Lockie Ferguson maintains. Eight runs come off the 6th over of the chase as Dhawan collects a boundary, clearing the extra-cowl region. GT will want to set their precedence on taking brief wickets earlier than it is too late.  Seven runs came off Alzarri Joseph’s over. Rashid Khan bowls the tenth over of the chase. Rajapaksa with the pull in the front of rectangular withinside the hole among deep midwicket and deep rectangular leg. Seven off the over. PBKS want sixty eight off 60 balls.  

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Liam Livingstone runs insurrection as he leads Punjab Kings to a thumping eight-wicket win over Gujarat Titans. 28 runs come off Mohammed Shami’s over, Hardik Pandya might not be a glad guy after this display. Punjab won the match by 8 wickets, posting 145/2 (16.0 overs) while Gujarat was closely staggering behind with a 143/8 (20.0 overs). Kagiso Rabada is the Player of the Match. 

Tuning in again tomorrow for another faceoff soon!

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