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IPL 2022 GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Highlights: Miller takes Gujarat to final

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Highlights: Miller hit 3 sixes off the first three balls of 20th over to win the match for Gujarat Titans, when they needed 16 off 6 against Rajasthan Royals to reach the final

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Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals and Rashid Khan of Gujarat Titans during the Qualifier 1 match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2022. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

Yuzvendra Chahal of Rajasthan Royals and Rashid Khan of Gujarat Titans during the Qualifier 1 match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2022. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Highlights

David Miller hit three sixes off the first three balls of the 20th over to win the match for Gujarat Titans when they needed 16 off the last over against Rajasthan Royals. Courtesy of this victory, Hardik Pandya led side has now made it to the final of their inaugural season in IPL itself. 

The chase of 189 was never going to be easy and with the kind of bowling that Rajasthan Royal possessed, it wasn't going to be easy at all. However, tonight, the Rajasthan bowlers were not able to pick timely wickets apart from the first one. Added to that was an unbeaten partnership of 106 off just 60 balls by Miller and Pandya that took the Titans home by 7 wickets. 

Earlier in the evening, after being asked to bat first, Rajasthan reached more than a competitive total of 188/6 in their 20 overs thanks to brilliant innings of 89 (56) by Jos Buttler and 47 (27) by Samson. 

This win will take Gujarat straightaway to the final of IPL 2022 while Rajasthan will get another chance to make it to the final. They will face the winner of the Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore which will be played on May 25, 2022, at the Eden Gardens itself. 

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Player of the Match: David Miller

There was no doubt that David Miller was going to be the Player of the match after his incredible innings of 68* off just 38 balls. In his knock, he hit three fours and five sixes to take his team to the final. 
IPL 2022 Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Qualifier 1 Toss
 
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl first at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the Qualifier 1 against Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals. 

The Gujarat Titans played Lockie Ferguson in the last match in place of Alazarri Joseph. But for this game, they are back with Joseph as the lead strike bowler alongside Indian Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal and Hardik himself. Two spinners in Rashid Khan and Sai Kishore present variety to the Gujarat bowling lineup. 

The Rajasthan Royals have gone with the same team that defeated the Chennai Super Kings in the last encounter. 

GT Playing 11

Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

RR Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Highlights: Catch all the action from the IPL 2022 clash between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals here
11:55 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Player of the Match: David Miller

 
There was no doubt that David Miller was going to be the Player of the match after his incredible innings of 68* off just 38 balls. In his knock, he hit three fours and five sixes to take his team to the final. 
 
11:52 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Match Summary

 
David Miller hit three sixes off the first three balls of the 20th over to win the match for Gujarat Titans when they needed 16 off the last over against Rajasthan Royals. Courtesy of this victory, Hardik Pandya led side has now made it to the final of their inaugural season in IPL itself. 
 
The chase of 189 was never going to be easy and with the kind of bowling that Rajasthan Royal possessed, it wasn't going to be easy at all. However, tonight, the Rajasthan bowlers were not able to pick timely wickets apart from the first one. Added to that was an unbeaten partnership of 106 off just 60 balls by Miller and Pandya that took the Titans home by 7 wickets. 
 
Earlier in the evening, after being asked to bat first, Rajasthan reached more than a competitive total of 188/6 in their 20 overs thanks to brilliant innings of 89 (56) by Jos Buttler and 47 (27) by Samson. 
 
This win will take Gujarat straightaway to the final of IPL 2022 while Rajasthan will get another chance to make it to the final. They will face the winner of the Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore which will be played on May 25, 2022, at the Eden Gardens itself. 
 
11:43 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Gujarat Titans march into the finals

11:32 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Miller finishes it in style, hits hat-trick of sixes

 
Prasidh Krishna is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Six!! Poor from Parsidh Krishna off the very first ball as he bowled it right into the slot and Miller needed no second invitation to go down the ground and get a six off the very first ball 
 
Buttler is speaking to Krishna, maybe asking him to go short. But Miller would be waiting for the short ball as the last one was full and when the bowler gets hit for a six off the full ball, he usually and generally goes short. 
 
Ball 2 Six!! That is as wasteful a ball as can be bowled by a bowler. Not short, not wide outside off, nothing. Just plain length ball and it has been tonked for a six over deep square leg 
 
Ball 3 Six!! Miller has finished it on only three balls here as if it was all scripted for him to be a hero against the team that released him last year. He took just three balls and three continuous sixes to win the game in the last over. 16 were needed off the last over. Remember that. 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 191-3 after 19.3 overs
 
11:25 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: McCoy bowls a brilliant 19th over, 16 needed off 6 balls now

 
Obed McCoy  is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Short and slow from McCoy and Miller plays it for a single 
 
Ball 2 Pandya pulls it hard, but not far enough and only for a single as Jaiswal fields it at deep backward square leg 
 
Ball 3 Miller comes down the ground and gets the ball pon half volley and crushes it through covers for a four 
 
Ball 4 Great slower one from McCoy there and it is a dot ball too 
 
Ball 5 Takes down the umpire with that pull shot. But it would still be single and now McCoy needs t0 finish the over good as 16 are needed off 7 now 
 
Ball 6 Dot ball. This is gold dust by McCoy as he has now given Prasidh Krishna 16 runs to play with and it is going to be huge last over 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 173-3 after 19 overs
 
11:20 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: 23 needed off the last two overs

 
Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Wide outside off from Chahla and played to deep extra cover for single by Miller 
 
Ball 2 Rajasthan need a wicket at least to get something going in their favour otherwise the match is done and dusted. They wouldn’t get it off this ball at least as it has been played off the back foot for a single 
 
Ball 3 Once again it is wide outside off from Chahal and once again only a single is available for Miller. 
 
Ball 4 Not giving any room whatsoever is Chahal and Gujarat are not taking any risk either as they have two overs to get the remaining runs here 
 
Ball 5 Six!! That would be a huge six from Miller as it was once again wide and outside off and he was sitting there waiting for that ball and went on one knee and hot that over long-on for a 98 meter six 
 
Ball 6  Without taking any risk whatsoever 11 runs come off the over and now only 24 needed off the last two 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 166-3 after 18 overs
 
11:14 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Now 34 needed off last three

 
Obed McCoy is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Four!! Slower one from McCoy and Miller gets the edge and it goes past the short third-man for a four 
 
Ball 2 Played on the leg side for a single 
 
Ball 3 Slower and on the pads and worked away for a single. Titans just need one boundary per over and they have got it already 
 
Ball 4 Jaiswal, once again the guilty party as he doesn’t come forward for the catch and it falls short of him 
 
Ball 5 Short and pulled away for a single by Pandya to deep square leg 
 
Ball 6  Short and pulled away for a single to deep mid-wicket 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 155-3 after 17 overs
 
11:07 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: The last four overs remain

 
Trent Boult is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Played with soft hands for a single off the first ball by Miller 
 
Ball 2 Edge but into the gap for a single by Pandya 
 
Ball 3 Brilliant from Boult as he swung the ball away from Miller here. Yes Boult and Southee can swing any ball anytime and we know that 
 
Ball 4 Riyan Parag has saved so many runs today as he saves two once again here. Saving a boundary off the practice pitches takes some efforts 
 
Ball 5 And great work by Hetmyer on the offside now as he also saves two runs. This should fuel the RR fielders to keep going great 
 
Ball 6  Single off the last ball. And that would mean the last Time Out of the game is here 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 146-3 after 16 overs
 
11:01 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: 50 needed off the last five overs

 
Yuzi Chahal is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Punched off the back foot for a single 
 
Ball 2 Leg break from Chahal and played with the angle by Miller or a single to deep mid-wi ket. The Titans are not taking the risk with Chahla as they are anyways getting the runs from the other end 
 
Ball 3 And that would be the third single of the over here 
 
Ball 4 Six!! Now Miller comes into the action as he gets a full ball and dispatches it straight down the ground for a huge and low-risk six 
 
Ball 5 Cutaway to sweeper cover for a single 
 
Ball 6  A dot off the last ball will end the 15th over here 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 139-3 after 15 overs
 
10:57 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Ashwin's figures ruined

 
Ravi Ashwin is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Single down the ground 
 
Ball 2 Single to deep mid-wicket 
 
Ball 3 Brilliant fielding from Riyan Parag at long-on as he saved two runs by stopping the pulled shot which was coming off the practice pitches 
 
Ball 4 Four!! Couldn’t do much om that pone as it was short and skiing to be hit from Ashwin and Pandya hit it hard for a four 
 
Ball 5 Wide outside off and called a wide 
 
Ball 5 Single down the ground this time around 
 
Ball 6 Four!! Now that is a great over for Gujarat finally after so many overs as 14 runs come from it and ruin Ashwin’s figures too. He finishes his spell at 40-0 in four overs   
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 129-3 after 14 overs
 
10:53 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Thrifty from McCoy

 
Obed McCoy is into the attack
 
Ball 1 That would be a dot ball first up as Miller is unable to get that away 
 
Ball 2 In the air… but falls in no man’s land as deep extra cover and short cover run to the ball in between 
 
Ball 3 Pulled away for a single to deep square leg by Miller 
 
Ball 4 Fuller length and driven down the ground for a single by Pandya 
 
Ball 5 Into the batter and Miller gets a faint inside edge for a single 
 
Ball 6 Oh not called a no-ball for height. That was very close to being called a no ball though. Only a single off it 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 115-3 after 13 overs
 
10:48 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Good over from Ashwin

 
Ravi Ashwin is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Dot ball as Ashwin cramps Miller for room and the inside edge goes to short fine leg 
 
Ball 2 Played straight down the ground for a single 
 
Ball 3 Hit really hard but only for a single by Pandya as it was Parag who was too quick coming on to the ball 
 
Ball 4 Worked on the on-side for a single by Miller 
 
Ball 5 That would be the fourth single off the over here 
 
Ball 6 Short and cutaway for single off the backfoot by Miller 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 109-3 after 12 overs
 
10:47 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Gujarat Titans Live Score 104-3 after 11 overs

10:40 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: 1 wicket and 18 runs from the 10 ball 10th over

 
Obed McCoy is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Wide down the leg to start with from Obed McCoy 
 
Ball 1 Four!! Poor from McCoy as he goes short outside off and Pandya cuts it away for a four 
 
Ball 2 And now Pandya takes a single off the next ball to get off strike 
 
Ball 3 Wicket!! Jos Buttler will not be doing anything wrong tonight as he takes a great one here. It was short and pulled away by Wade, but went straight to Buttler stationed at deep mid-wicket and he took it easy. Wade goes for 30 ball 35 and Gujarat are now three down fro 85 in the 10th over 
 
Ball 4 No ball. It is the second bouncer of the over and it was first called wide and then now it has been called No ball for two bouncers in the over and the next ball will be a free hit. A welcome gesture for David Miller 
 
Ball 4 Free Hit!! Not utilised well as only a single come off it 
 
Ball 5 Called wide again as it almost brushed past Pandya’s short there. It is a bit too harsh 
 
Ball 5 Four!! This has been too long an over now and Obed McCoy is all over the place as he bowls it on the leg side for a four 
 
Ball 6 Bowls a wide again. Come On!! This is getting frustrating from McCoy now. He has so far bowled nine balls already 
 
Ball 6 Four!! The longer you bowl, the more frustrating it gets for the fielders and here is the result of it. It was a good cover drive, but Praisdh Krishna just let that go for a four. He should not field at mid-off under all circumstances if he can let the ball just go without any effort. 18 runs come off that 10 balls over from McCoy 
 
Gujarat Titans Live Score 97-3 after 10 overs
 
10:33 PM

GT vs RR Qualifier 1 Live Updates: Buttler takes an easy catch to remove Wade

 
Obed McCoy is into the attack
 
Ball 1 Wide down the leg to start with from Obed McCoy 
 
Ball 1 Four!! Poor from McCoy as he goes short outside off and Pandya cuts it away for a four 
 
Ball 2 And now Pandya takes a single off the next ball to get off strike 
 
Ball 3 Wicket!! Jos Buttler will not be doing anything wrong tonight as he takes a great one here. It was short and pulled away by Wade, but went straight to Buttler stationed at deep mid-wicket and he took it easy. Wade goes for 30 ball 35 and Gujarat are now three down fro 85 in the 10th over 
 

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 6:48 PM IST

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