IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans pick up an easy victory over RR

    Gujarat Titans picked up an easy win over Rajasthan Royals to secure the first position in the IPL points table, with 8 points. RR was the table-toppers before today’s match, and the newly introduced team of IPL is now doing a great job in marking their shades over the tournament. Gujarat Titans batted first and put up a good score of 192 for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs, and RR was limited to 155 only, with the loss of 9 wickets. Here are three facts to consider from the match which led GT to victory.

    Brilliant knock by the Skipper of Gujarat Titans

    The skipper of Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya really played a captain’s knock for his team, scoring 87 of 52 balls, with a strike rate of 167.31. His innings included 8 fours and 4 sixes. Hardik Pandya was in good touch from the start of the season, and his form impressively reflecting on his game is additional good news for the Titans.

    Good Bowling by GT Bowlers

    The GT bowlers did their job exceptionally well, as they defeated Rajasthan Royals within a big margin of 37 runs, bettering their net run rate in the points table too. Debutant Yash Dayal picked up 3 wickets, and Lockie Ferguson picked up 3 wickets too. The other GT bowlers were economical too.

    Getting rid of Joss Buttler

    English hard hitter Joss Buttler has always been known for his clean striking of the ball, and in this match, he did the same. He started to fire over the GT bowlers from the start of the second innings, as he scored 54 of 24 balls, with 8 fours and 3 sixes, with a strike rate of 225. He made the run chase look like a cupcake. Credit goes to Lockie Ferguson as he bowled him, ultimately getting rid of their biggest threat.

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