Gujarat Titans(GT) outplayed Rajasthan Royals(RR) as the former picked up a 37-run win in the 24th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 on Thursday at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
GT dominated RR to pick up the win
Sanju Samson had won the toss and decided to field first and he confirmed James Neesham would make his debut, and replace Trent Boult, who suffered a minor injury. GT, on the other hand, made two changes, Yash Dayal replaced Nalkande for Titans and Vijay Shankar replaced Sai Sudharsan.
Skipper Hardik Pandya emerged with an unbeaten knock of 87 runs that helped Gujarat Titans post a total of 192/4. He scored his second consecutive fifty while Abhinav Manohar scored 43 as the duo stitched an 86-run partnership to guide the team to a challenging total. While Hardik’s 52-ball knock was studded with eight fours and four sixes, Manohar struck four fours and two maximums. David Miller (31 not out off 14) also provided a late flourish to power the IPL debutants to their highest score of the tournament.
Jos Buttler scored a quick-fire half-century but Rajasthan Royals lost regular wickets with their risk-taking approach against Gujarat Titans in 193 chase. Devdutt Padikkal perished on duck, and Ashwin (8) and Sanju Samson (11) also fell cheaply. Buttler also walked back after scoring a 24-ball 54 and Rajasthan eventually managed to score just 155 in 20 overs. Lockie Ferguson returned with four wickets while Yash Dayal also picked up three wickets. The victory helped GT shot up to the top of the IPL table as RR are at the third position.