Updated: Apr 28, 2022
IPL 2022, GT vs SRH, Top Performances: Abhishek-Markram's 96-run stand, Umran Malik's 5-25 and Tewatia-Rashid 59-run partnership are top performances from GT vs SRH.
Brief Scores: GT 199-5 (Saha 68, Tewatia 40*, Rashid 31*, Umran 25-5) beat SRH 195-6 (Abhishek Sharma 65, Markram 56, Shashank 25*, Shami 39-3) by five wickets
Player of the Match: Umran Mailk for 5-25
Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to field first. Gujarat didn’t make any changes in their playing eleven from the previous game whereas, all-rounder Washington Sundar made a comeback for Sunrisers in place of Jagadeesha Suchith.
New franchise Gujarat had earlier played only once against Sunrisers but suffered a huge defeat at the hands of the latter by 8 wickets.
Titans won the match by 5 wickets due to end overs assault by Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia
After being put in to bat by Gujarat, Sunrisers lost two wickets early in the innings due to the threatening bowling of pacer Mohammed Shami, however, opener Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram rescued their side by adding a partnership of 96 runs for the third wicket. Also, youngster Shashank Singh provided late sparks to boost their side to a huge total of 195-6 in 20 overs.
While chasing a huge target of 196 runs, Titans started well with 68 runs in just seven overs. However, pacer Umran Malik bagged two wickets to halt the progress of the Titans. Wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha played a phenomenal knock of 68 runs from 38 balls, but Umran sent him to the pavilion with a thunderbolt yorker. The fifer taken by Umran reduced Titan to a poor state, however, Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia's end overs hitting snatched the win from Sunrisers.
Let’s scan the top performances from 40th game GT vs SRH, IPL 2022:
Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram bail out their side by adding 96 runs
After losing important wickets of skipper Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi, Sunrisers needed a partnership to steady the innings.
Shami dismissed Williamson for the fourth time in seven IPL innings. Also, Tripathi lost his wicket off Shami after smashing two fours and one six in the same over. Shami dismissed Tripathi for the third time in eight IPL innings.
Young opener Abhishek Sharma and Protea batter Aiden Markram bailed out their team with sensible batting. Sharma started with back-to-back boundaries off pacer Yash Dayal. Sharma repeated the same feat off Caribbean pacer Alzarri Joseph. His partner Markram took his time to settle in the middle. Sharma targeted spinner Rashid Khan to smack him for two gigantic sixes, whereas Markram smoked sixes off pacers - Joseph and Lockie Ferguson.
Sharma completed his second fifty in this season off just 33 deliveries. After completing his fifty, Abhishek continued to play attacking strokes. However, Joseph bowled out the young batter on a personal score of 65. Abhishek Sharma’s knock of 65 runs was studded with six boundaries and three elephantine sixes. Aiden Markram completed his fifty in 35 deliveries by launching a six off Shami.
However, young pacer Dayal dismissed Markram with a shorter slow delivery. Markram made 56 runs off 40 deliveries with the help of two fours and three astronomical sixes.
Umran Malik's fifer flatten Gujarat Titans' batting line-up
Young fast bowler Umran Malik produced a jaw-dropping spell on Wednesday against Titans to get his maiden IPL fifer.
While chasing 196 runs, Titans were well placed at 68 runs in just seven overs without losing any wicket. Opponent captain Williamson brought Umran on the attack as their fourth pacer. The 22-year-old pacer delivered straightway by shattering the stumps of opener Shubman Gill. He dismissed Titans skipper Hardik Pandya by bowling a threatening short ball in his next over.
When wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha was playing a phenomenal knock to help his side to chase the huge target of 196 runs, Umran hurled a 153 kmph yorker to knock down the batter’s stumps. Saha made 68 runs off 38 deliveries in his fabulous innings.
Umran dismissed two more batters in the last over of his quota to complete his five-wicket haul. He gave only 25 runs while picking five wickets.
Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
After pacer Umran Malik reduced Titans to 140 by taking a fifer, Titans required another 56 runs in final fours overs. The last recognised batting pair of Titans - Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan - added a vital partnership of 59* to help their side to reach the target. Rashid smoked a huge six off pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, whereas, his partner Tewatia hammered a boundary and a six off pacer Thangarasu Natarajan. Despite their attacking strokes, the Titans needed a staggering 22 runs to win the match in the final over.
Tewatia slog swept the first ball over the deep mid-wicket boundary, but could make only one run on the next delivery, Rashid launched three more sixes in four balls to help his side achieve the target. This nail-biting finish led to a huge celebration in the Titans camp, whereas the Sunrisers camp looked shellshocked by this unexpected defeat.
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What’s to come
Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals will face Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 28.
Here are some of the top twitter reactions from GT vs SRH game after Rashid-Tewatia win it for Gujarat Titans in last over:
Umran Malik's 5-25 and Rashid Khan's last over heroics also drew a lot of attractions on Twitter in GT vs SRH game.