Gujarat put a target of 136 runs in front of Lucknow.
The first fifty of the season came out of Hardik Pandya’s bat.
New Delhi. After winning the title in IPL 2022, Hardik Pandya’s team also started the 16th season in a great way. Now the Gujarat Titans team is playing its sixth match against Lucknow in Lucknow. Pandya brothers appeared face to face in this match. Krunal Pandya, who was the ‘Player of the Match’ in the last match on Lucknow’s pitch, failed to dismiss his younger brother. Whereas, Hardik acted as a troubleshooter for the team.
For Gujarat, first Wriddhiman Saha started the team by playing an important inning of 47 runs. His innings included 6 fours. At the same time, Gujarat captain Hardik, who came to bat at number three, troubled the bowlers of Lucknow. He batted sensibly. In front of Hardik, elder brother Krunal Pandya also came to throw the over, but could not succeed in getting him out. Hardik played a valuable inning of 66 runs in 50 balls. In this innings, 4 brilliant sixes and 2 fours were seen with his bat on a difficult pitch. Hardik Pandya has not seen any special performance with the bat so far in this season. But now the first fifty of the season has come out of his bat. Thanks to two brilliant innings, Gujarat has set a target of 136 runs in front of Lucknow.
This match is important for Gujarat
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The Gujarat team had started the season well. But Hardik Pandya & Co. had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals and KKR team. After suffering defeat in the last match, this match will be very important for Gujarat. At the same time, the Lucknow team has come after defeating Rajasthan in the last match. Gujarat has so far won 3 matches in 5 matches.
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Tags: Hardik Pandya, IPL 2023, Krunal Pandya
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 22, 2023, 17:49 IST