IPL 15: Punjab Kings Lost To Gujarat Titans By Six Wickets

IPL 15: Punjab Kings Lost To Gujarat Titans By Six Wickets
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Punjab Kings were defeated by 6 wickets in the match played till the last ball. Rahul Tewatia hit two sixes in the last two balls to give Gujarat Titans a brilliant 6-wicket win against Punjab. Chasing 190 runs, Gujarat needed 19 runs in the last over and 12 runs in the last two balls to win.

Rahul Tewatia, who came to the crease, hit two sixes in two consecutive balls of medium-pacer Odion Smith and gave Gujarat a third consecutive win. It was Gujarat’s third win in three matches, and Punjab had to face the second defeat in four matches. Gujarat titan captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Punjab Kings scored 189 runs for nine wickets. In reply, Gujarat Titans scored 190 runs for four wickets in 20 overs and won the match.

Livingstone’s Second Fastest ILP Fifty

IPL’s most expensive player Liam Livingstone smashed the second-fastest fifty of the IPL 2022. The 28-year-old reached his 50 runs mark in just 21 deliveries. He scored a total of 64 runs off 27 deliveries including seven fours and four sixes. Kolkata Knight Riders Pat Cummins has the fastest fifty in his name for the season as well as the joint-fastest fifty in IPL history. He scored his fifty in just 14 deliveries against MI.

Hero of victory: Gill misses to score a century

Shubman Gill played a brilliant inning of 96 runs for Gujarat, chasing the target. But missed the century. Playing 59 balls, he hit 11 fours and a six. After the first wicket fell early, Shubman Gill shared a great partnership of 101 runs for the second wicket with Sai Sudarshan. Shubman Gill has scored his second consecutive fifty in this tournament.

Today’s Matches

Chennai Super Kings VS Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jadeja looking for victory in his 150th match. Chennai played 16 matches against Hyderabad out of which won 12 and lost 4 matches. Ravindra Jadeja, who is out to play his 150th IPL match for Chennai, would like to register his first win on Saturday. Chennai has played a total of 3 matches and has lost all three. At the same time, Hyderabad has played two matches and lost both. In such a situation, when both the teams take to the field on Saturday, certainly, the account of one team will open today.

Mumbai Indians VS Royal Challengers Bangalore

Mumbai eyes on account opening. Twenty-nine matches Mumbai played against RCB out of which 17 won 12 lost. The team of Mumbai Indians, who won the title for a record 5 times, has played 3 matches this season but they have not got a single win so far. Mumbai’s team, led by Rohit Sharma, when they play against RCB on Saturday, their target will be to register a win at any cost.

IPL 15: Viewership also declined

TRP fell by 33% in the first week. Indian Premier League is considered to be the biggest and richest T20 league in the world. The 15th edition of IPL started on 26 March but if we look at the TRP and viewership of the first week, then the figures look disappointing.

According to a report, this time not only the TRP has decreased. As compared to the last 2 seasons, there has also been a decline in the viewership. According to BARC data, the TRP of eight matches of IPL 15 played in the first week of this year is 33% less than last year. These figures can cause concern for the BCCI, which is going to auction the broadcasting rights for the next 5 seasons of IPL soon. However, board sources say that the TRP will increase as the league progresses.