PBKS vs GT: Punjab Kings became the second team to defeat Gujarat with Rabada and Dhawan’s A game. Punjab Kings team lost the toss eight times out of 10 this season. Shikhar Dhawan’s half-century after fast bowler Kagiso Rabada’s lethal bowling helped Punjab Kings beat Gujarat Titans by eight wickets in the match played on Tuesday. In this way, Punjab became the second team to defeat Gujarat this season of IPL. Before this, only the Hyderabad team could have defeated Gujarat. It is Gujarat’s second defeat in 10 matches.
In this match, Gujarat won the toss and captain Hardik decided to bat first. But the team could score only 143 runs for eight wickets. At the same time, Punjab, who lost the toss for the eighth time out of 10 this season, won by scoring 145 runs for two wickets in 16 overs.
Hero of victory: Rabada took four wickets
The hero of Punjab’s victory was fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. Who took four wickets for 33 runs in 4 overs. He took four wickets in an innings for the second time this season. While chasing the target, opener Shikhar Dhawan played an unbeaten inning of 62 runs in 53 balls. He scored his third half-century of this season and 47th half-century of his IPL career.
Shami got smashed: Punjab batsman Liam Livingstone scored 28 runs in an over of Mohammed Shami. He hit a 117-meter-long six off Shami, who came to bowl the sixteenth over of the innings. He scored 30 runs in 10 balls. It was the biggest six of the tournament. Earlier, Mumbai Indians’ baby AB i.e. Dewald Brevis hit a six of 112 meters against Rahul Chahar. Livingstone did not stop here. He took the next two balls for a six, then a four, two runs, and then a four, giving Punjab a victory in 4 overs.
Sudarshan scored his first half-century
Sai Sudarshan batted brilliantly for Gujarat and scored the first half-century by playing an unbeaten inning of 65 runs. He hit five fours and a six while playing 50 balls. Apart from him, no other batsman could play a big inning. Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya disappointed everyone and he could only score one run. The opener Shubman Gill also disappointed again, he returned to the pavilion after scoring only nine runs. Rahul Tewatia and David Miller got dismissed after scoring 11-11 runs respectively. Rashid Khan, the hero of the last match, got out on the very first ball.
Today’s match: Chennai and RCB will clash in Pune
Chennai Super Kings played 29-matches in total till now with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Out of which 19 matches were won by the Chennai team, nine were lost, and one remained inconclusive. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have lost their last three matches. On Wednesday, RCB will have a match with Chennai Super King, both the teams are eyeing a place in the playoffs. The same RCB won’t be able to avenge the loss to Chennai this season.