IPL 2022 GT vs PBKS Highlights: Dhawan-Rabada shine in big win for Punjab
GT vs PBKS Highlights: Liam Livingstone hit 28 off the 16th over to win the game in only one over when Punjab needed 27 off 30 balls at the end of Time Out. Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wkts
Mayank Agarwal captain of Punjab Kings and Hardik Pandya Captain of Gujarat Titans at the toss during GT vs PBKS match in IPL 2022. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL
GT vs PBKS Highlights
The Punjab Kings were terrific in all three departments as they defeated the Punjab Kings by 8 wickets with 24 balls to spare to improve their net run rate and march to the fifth position in the IPL 2022 Points Table. Though Liam Livingstone played a blinder at the end, hitting 30* off just 10 balls to finish the game quickly, it was the knocks from Shikhar Dhawan (62* off 53 balls) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (40 off 28 balls) that laid the foundation for the chase of 144.
Earlier in the evening, after winning the toss and surprisingly choosing to bowl first, Gujarat Tiutans could only reach up to 143/8 as the Punjab bowlers were all over them right from the start to the end of their innings. Sai Sudharsan was the lone Titans batter to get some momentum going as he scored his maiden IPL Fifty and it was thanks to his knock of 65* off 50 balls that Gujarat got to a fighting total.
Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab as he finished with figures of 4-33 in his four overs.
GT vs PBKS Player of the Match: Kagiso Rabada
South African pacer Kagiso Rabada was rightly chosen s the Player of the Match for his outstanding bowling effort. The 26-year-old got the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha who was looking dangerous at the top and then removed Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan in consecutive deliveries to break the back of Gujarat's batting. He finished with the wicket of Lockie Ferguson and with figures of 4-33 in his four overs.
IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings Toss Result: Hardik wins toss, Gujarat will surprisingly bat first
Hardik Pandya, the skipper of the Gujarat Titans surprised one and all as he chose to bat first after winning a toss in a night game at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, which is sure to have dew later as the game progresses. Mayank Agarwal, the captain of the Punjab Kings said that he wanted to field first anyways, so seems like the toss was just a formality as either team got what they wanted.
No changes have been made by either of the teams as they are going in with the same Playing 11 that played for them in their respective last games.
GT Playing 11
Shubhman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Pradeep Sangwan
PBKS Playing 11
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
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