IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants by 5 wts

IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants by 5 Wickets

Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants by 5 wickets in the 4th match of IPL 2022. Batting first, in the match played on Monday 28 March 2022, Lucknow scored 158 runs in the stipulated 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. In reply, Gujarat Titans achieved the target in 19.4 overs. This match turned out to be very exciting as both the teams were new this time and we were playing the first match only.

With 71 runs required from the final six overs, it was just a matter of one over that picked up the pace for Gujarat Titans after the Lucknow spinners pulled the noose. The game went in Gujarat’s favor in the 16th over when Tewatia and Miller hit two fours and two sixes off Deepak Hooda. “The wicket was so good that Miller and I were discussing whether we would take it deeper and it was just a matter of one over,” said Tewatia, who remained unbeaten on 40 off 24 balls. “When I hit that six with the reverse sweep, Bishnoi was in a tizzy,” he said.

However, Gujarat needed 20 runs in the last two balls when Miller was dismissed. Also playing his first IPL, young Abhinav Manohar hit three fours in this pressure situation and took the game away from Lucknow. “Abhinav (Manohar) is a clean striker with the ball, so I had full faith in him that he would come and play his shots straight away. It’s a big deal to do it in your first game. I gave him the strike because I know he is a proper batsman and can hit big shots.” Meanwhile, Lucknow skipper KL Rahul also credited Teotia and Manohar for their innings under pressure.

“Credit to Tewatia and Abhinav too,” he added. Earlier, Deepak Hooda and young Ayush Badoni hit the fifties under pressure to take Lucknow from 29/4 to 158/6. “I think it was a phenomenal game. We know the ball can do something in the beginning at Wankhede. We could not have started the campaign better. The win would have been great but there is still a lot to learn from this.”,” said Rahul. “We need to go back and practice a little more with the wet ball,” he said.

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He was batting from day one, it was unbelievable. He can hit the ball 360 degrees,” signed Rahul. Fast bowler Mohammed Shami bowled fast before Rahul Tewatia’s 40 not out to help Gujarat Titans register a five-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants in their first IPL match here on Monday. Shami (3/25) bowled a fiery opening spell to blow the air out of the Super Giants’ top order before Gujarat Titans Deepak Hooda (55 off 41 balls) and Ayush Badoni (54 off 41 balls) hit their stride. The team got help. Post 158 ​​for six.

Captain Hardik Pandya (33), all-rounder Tewatia (40 not out), Matthew Wade (30) and David Miller (30) put the Titans in line. Apart from Shami’s three, Varun Aaron took two wickets (2/45), while Rashid Khan (1/27) contributed as a batsman for the Titans. Dushmantha Chameera (2/22) was the bowler for the Super Giants. Batting first, Lucknow Super Giants scored 158-6 runs in their quota of 20 overs. Lucknow Super Giants, one of the two new IPL franchises to compete this year along with Gujarat Titans, were reduced to 29-4 in 4.3 overs.

However, debutants Ayush Bodani and Deepak Hooda batted brilliantly to rebuild the innings and put on 113 runs for the fifth wicket. Bodani scored 54 runs in his first IPL match, while Hooda was dismissed for 55. The main bowler for Lucknow was Shami, who took three wickets in his quota of four overs. Gujarat Titans chased the target for the loss of five wickets with four balls to spare. Top scorer Rahul Tewatia remained unbeaten on 40 for his side. Captain Hardik Pandya scored 33 runs, while Matthew Wade scored 30 runs. See Full Scorecard of GT vs LSG 

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