Gujarat Titans close in on playoffs spot as they beat RCB by 6 wickets

Rahul Tewatia scored 43* to take GT over the line. Image : IPL/BCCI

Rahul Tewatia scored 43* to take GT over the line. Image : IPL/BCCI

Gujarat Lions once more pursued down an objective. Yet again rahul Tewatia, in the organization of David Miller, was associated with directing the side to a significant success. GT kept on ending up at the highest point of the focuses table in IPL 2022 in the wake of graphing a 6-wicket triumph over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne arena. GT updated the objective of 171 in the last finished.

Tewatia does it again for GT

In Tewatia, GT appear to have observed a player who knows his constraints and remains composed when he plays out a couple of conveyances. He trusts that the bowler will bowl in his zones and moves the field shrewdly. GT required 71 off the last six overs with Miller and Tewatia in the center. In the fifteenth over, Miller risked his arm against Wanindu Hasaranga by breaking a hurled drive and one through profound midwicket to gather a six and a limit.

Tewatia then, at that point, showed the expected batting nous by putting one through third individual for a limit and furthermore cut one by means of in reverse point for one more four off Mohammed Siraj. One of the defining moments of the game came in the eighteenth over when Josh Hazlewood bowled a ball down leg with Tewatia smacking it over short fine leg. Tewatia and Miller then, at that point, brought the condition down to 19 off two overs with a limit each. In the penultimate over, Harshal appeared to be constructing some strain on the pair before Tewatia moved down the deck to lift Harshal into the midtown domains. With only seven required off the last finished, Miller and Tewatia gave the final details a limit each.

RCB put the brakes on the scoring

Before Tewatia and Miller had fueled their side to one more popular triumph, RCB’s bowlers had joined to keep the scoring rate under check. Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha sewed another helpful partnership (51) preceding the last option tumbled to a googly from Hasaranga. Shahbaz Ahmed then snuffed out Gill with the arm-ball. Shahbaz additionally represented the wicket of the risky Hardik Pandya to leave the resistance in a spot of trouble at 78 for 3. Hasaranga required his second scalp of the day when he excused Sai Sudharsan with another googly. At 96 for 4, RCB would have accepted they had a slight edge, however Tewatia and Miller had different thoughts.

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GT hold RCB down to standard score

In spite of a speedy fire fifty from Rajat Patidar, close by valuable hands from Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell, RCB could gather a standard score. Kohli, who has been out of structure in this IPL, thoroughly examined better touch as he tried a few satisfying drives and flicks. Kohli was beaten by Mohammed Shami in the first finished yet he then, at that point, broke a brilliant straight drive which assisted him with getting his innings moving. Patidar additionally had his influence by breaking shots off Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson and Pradeep Sangwan. At the fag end of the innings, Glenn Maxwell hoped to press the gas pedal with the draw, switch hit and trudge.

In the mean time, Sangwan intrigued in his rebound game in the IPL with changes of speed and a smidgen of development front and center and took several scalps. The left-arm paceman, who last played in the IPL in 2018, was a substitution for the harmed Yash Dayal.

Brief score : Royal Challengers Bangalore 170/6 (Virat Kohli 58, Rajat Patidar 52; Pradeep Sangwan 2-19) lost to Gujarat Titans 174/4 in 19.3 overs (Rahul Tewatia 43*; Shahbaz Ahmed 2-26) by six wickets.

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