Two new IPL teams, Gujarat Titans and the Lucknow Supergiants collied for the first time in the Indian Premier League, where the former one picked up the win in the last over. As Wankhede’s pitch seems a bit confusing as bowlers as well as the batters both are performing very well every day, but players are not failing to entertain fans and fight till the last moment for their team.
After a good thriller, it was the Gujarat Titans emerged victoriously. Though the match was like a seesaw as it wasn’t clear before the last over who would win, the Titans stood tall against the Supergiants. Check out three facts that we saw in the match that led Gujarat to win and Lucknow getting slipped from the victory path.
Breaking Deepak Hooda and Ayush Bodoni’s partnership
It was all Gujarat Titan’s game as Lucknow were 29 for the loss of 4 wickets at a time when Shami knocked three top-order batsmen including KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, and Manish Pandey. From that position, Hooda and youngster Ayush Bodoni handled the innings, making a good partnership, and they both scored a half-century. Rashid Khan came and got Hooda out at 55, which was a crucial moment in the game. Though Badoni was firing Varun Aaron got rid of him after some time. Else, if those two stood there the run would have been more.
Rahul Tewatia making a speedy 40
Although Lucknow put up a score of 158, which wasn’t a big total, Gujarat Titans were struggling as Shubhman Gill got out in 0, and neither Vijay Shankar could play for long, Mathew Wade made 30 of 29, and skipper Hardik Pandya scored 33 of 28, but still, the Titans were struggling. At a certain point in time, Gujarat Titans needed 70 of 36 deliveries, when Miller and Tewatia did their work perfectly. Miller played a handsome knock of 30 of 21 balls, and it was Rahul Tewatia who played good innings of 40 of 24 balls getting the game out of Supergiants’ hands.
KL Rahul giving the 17th over to Ravi Bishnoi
Lucknow Supergiants were very much on the game in the middle overs and didn’t allow their Gujarat Titans to score at regular intervals. However, in the 16th over, he gave them over to Deepak Hooda who conceded 22 runs. After that three overs were left, and captain Rahul could have gone for pace attacks available in the shaded of Chameera, Avesh Khan, and Mohsin Khan. However KL Rahul gave the over to Ravi Bishnoi, and the Supergiant paid for it. Rahul Tewatia made full use of the deliveries and started to score boundaries and over boundaries.