GT VS LSG MATCH-51 IPL23
GUJARAT TITANS WON BY 56 RUNS
LOCATION – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
The Titans won by a lopsided score of 56 runs at home. After being asked to bat first by Krunal Pandya, GT exploded into the scene. During the powerplay, Wriddhiman Saha assumed leadership, while Shubman Gill did the same later in the innings. A match-winning partnership of 142 runs was put together by the pair, giving GT the upper hand. Gill continued to be unbeaten with 94 from 51 while Saha hammered 81 with a strike rate of 188. David Miller and Skipper Hardik Pandya’s cameo appearances helped GT score a massive total of 227 on the board. In the powerplay, LSG hit their mark thanks to Kyle Mayers and QDK. Mayers scored 48 points from 32 shots, while QDK slammed 70 points from 41 shots in his season debut. The team lost focus in the middle overs when Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed applied breaks to the scoring rate of LSG. In the middle over, LSG only managed to score 58 runs while losing 3 wickets. After that, LSG had very little room to make a return because the needed rate had risen to 15 r.p.o. With his slower variations, Mohit Sharma took four wickets for just 29 runs. Hardik prevails in the conflict between the Pandya Brothers and moves a step closer to securing a playoff spot.
Player of the Game is Shubman Gill.
Shubman Gill said “They were performing admirably during the powerplay, but our bowlers, notably Mohit bhai, recovered quite well. from he has been playing from the first edition, it is an honour to be able to share his Saha experience with him. I was standing next to him at first slip, and I was amazed by how well he played. In the first few overs, I didn’t get much of a strike, but it’s crucial to avoid getting carried away by your partner’s actions. In the previous two games, I hadn’t hit a six, but today I did; I’m constantly improving“”.