Gujarat Titans Inning
Pushed into bat Gujrat Titans were dealt an early setback when they dismissed Wriddhiman Saha without scoring a run on the 3rd ball of their innings. Abhishek Sharma took the catch at second slip when Wriddhiman nicked one to him.
Sudharsan and Gill burst the chains for GT in the 3rd over as the team got off to a slow start by striking Bhuvneshwar for 3 beautiful boundaries, which resulted in 15 runs for the team.
Gill conducted, drove, and sliced his way to four successive boundaries off of Fazalhaq Farooqi when he established his groove and found out how to score runs off of him.
To get the score to 65 runs for the loss of one wicket in 6 overs, both Gill and Sudharsan hit boundaries for the batting team.
Particularly aggressive was Gill, who pulled SRH captain Markram for 2 boundaries in a row in the 7th over and then smacked Mayank Markande for 2 more fours in the next over.
After the completion of the tenth over, GT’s score stood at 103 runs for one loss.
After that, things descended into chaos, with Sudharsan and Gill engaging in war with each other to keep an appropriate run rate of more than ten until the end of the 14th over.
After being bowled by Marco Jansen, Sudharsan was ultimately out of the game in his fifteenth over when he got out by T Natarajan near the backward point.
Hardik Pandya, the captain of the GT, didn’t last very long before he was out of the game. Rahul Tripathi took an easy catch at short for Bhuvneshwar, earning him his second wicket of the day.
David Miller was unsuccessful in his attempt to make a big hit and died in the following over. The next batsman to be dismissed was Rahul Tewatia, and in just four overs, SRH had taken four wickets.
Gill, on the other hand, continued his work and reached the century mark in 56 balls by hitting just one to the long end in the nineteenth over. However, not long after reaching his century, Gill was eliminated in the first delivery of the last over when he got stuck by Samad off of Bhuvneshwar’s delivery.
During an outstanding last over by Bhuvneshwar, Rashid Khan was dismissed after getting a thick edge off the following ball, and Noor Ahmad was also run out.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Inning
Gill’s dazzling 58 deliveries and 101 runs lit up in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium as he alone powered Titans to a respectable 188 runs for the loss of 9 wickets despite a late revival by Bhuvneshwar Kumar who took 5 wickets and gave 30 runs. This was Gill’s 1st ever century in the Indian Premier League and it was also the first time he had ever scored a century. In their pursuit of a high total, Sunrisers batsmen once again produced a performance that was forgettable, and the team finished with 154 runs for nine.
The veteran’s fantastic stint with the fresh ball secured the game’s outcome well before the midway point, making Shami the major wrecker for the home side. Heinrich Klaasen scored a tenacious 64, but after being bowled out to 49 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the 7th over, the guests were rarely in a position to catch up with the home team in the chase.
The defeat sustained by Sunrisers ensured they were eliminated from contention for a spot in the playoffs, making them the 2nd team, after Delhi Capitals, to give up the quest for a spot in the final four.
SRH got off to a terrible start, dropping the wickets regarding Anmolpreet Singh, Rahul Tripathi, and Abhishek Sharma within the first three overs of the game, with the scoring only reading 12 at that point.
It got harder for SRH during a must-win match when Shami scooped up his 3rd wicket by dismissing the opposing team’s skipper Aiden Markram a moment later. Then Mohit struck Abdul Samad and Sanvir Singh in the 7th over to bring the total for the guests down to 49 for 6.
As soon as Mohit claimed Marco Jansen as his 3rd target in the 9th over of the match, the SRH quest for the current campaign was effectively finished.
When SRH was reeling at 59 for 7 Bhuvneshwar who made 27 runs and Klaasen, who added 68 runs for the 8th wicket, were finally able to form a partnership for the team.
With the help of a blistering hundred from Shumban Gill and some new ball devastation from Mohammed Shami, the reigning champion Gujarat Titans cruised into the knockout stages as the 1st team to do so. Titans secured a top-two finish with a crisp 34-run victory over the hapless Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Aon Ali has graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan in 2012 and then he started his career in a local News agency as an IT manager. Later on, he started creating news reports for the sports category. Since he is fond of cricket, so most of his work is in the coverage of news related to local cricket events.