Lucknow gave a crushing defeat to Gujarat by 9 wickets.
Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul scored brilliant half-centuries.
New Delhi. In their sixth match, Gujarat Titans took on the Lucknow team at their home ground. Batting first, the Gujarat team could not get off to a fast start. Young batsman Shubman Gill ducked out and returned to the pavilion. Captain Hardik Pandya and Wriddhiman Saha played brilliant innings while fulfilling the responsibility. Apart from these, no batter could cross the double figure.
Gujarat’s opening batsman Wriddhiman Saha remained just 3 runs away from his half-century. But Hardik Pandya kept the hopes of the team alive. He did sensible batting and played a brilliant inning of 66 runs. Hardik’s innings included 2 fours and 4 sixes, after which Gujarat set a target of 136 runs in front of Lucknow. The match looked one-sided as soon as Lucknow’s batting started. Kyle Meyers and KL Rahul gave their team a good start on a difficult pitch. But at the end of the innings, Mohit Sharma turned the tide of the match.
4 wickets fell in the last over
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The Lucknow team needed 12 runs in the last over and the ball was in the hands of Mohit Sharma, who came in the middle of the IPL. This player completely reversed the direction of the match in this over. He first sent the pavilion to captain KL Rahul, batting on 68 runs. After that, Marcus Stoinis was also made to walk on the first ball. At the same time, Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda returned to the pavilion after being run out on the third ball of the over. Gujarat won this match by 7 runs. After facing defeat in the last match, Gujarat made a great comeback.
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Tags: Hardik Pandya, IPL 2023, KL Rahul, Krunal Pandya
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 22, 2023, 19:16 IST