Wriddhiman Saha hit a fiery half-century.
Gujarat scored 78 runs in the power play.
New Delhi. In the 51st match of IPL (IPL 2023), there is a competition between brothers. Lucknow captain Krunal Pandya is giving competition to Gujarat captained by his younger brother Hardik Pandya. In this match, elder brother Krunal won the toss and decided to bowl first. But on behalf of Gujarat, opener Wriddhiman Saha proved this decision wrong as soon as he came. Till now Saha was seen flop in this season. But in this match, as soon as he came, he surprised everyone with his fireworks.
Wriddhiman Saha started with 2 fours in the very first over, after that he did not look back. Saha batted at a strike rate of 241 in the power play. He completed his half-century in just 20 balls. The experienced batsman completed his half-century in style by hitting a six. Saha played a blistering inning of 81 runs in 43 balls with the help of 10 fours and 6 sixes. Due to his fiery batting, Gujarat has touched the figure of 78 runs in the power play.
had missed the half-century earlier
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Before the match against Lucknow, Saha had the highest score of 47 runs in this season. He scored only 192 runs in 10 matches. But in the 11th match, he opened the threads of Lucknow. If he continues this form even further, then he can be selected for the World Test Championship final as a replacement for KL Rahul. The Gujarat team has reached close to 100 and so far the team has not lost a single wicket. Shubman Gill is also playing his role at the other end. Both the batters have laid the foundation for a big score.
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Tags: Hardik Pandya, IPL 2023, Krunal Pandya, Wriddhiman saha
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 07, 2023, 16:23 IST