Shubman Gill, Tewatia stars as GT registers their third win on the trot

With 12 needed from 2 balls, Tewatia hit two consecutive sixes to take GT over the line. Image : IPL/BCCI

With 12 needed from 2 balls, Tewatia hit two consecutive sixes to take GT over the line. Image : IPL/BCCI

Gujarat Titans dominated their third match in succession after an exhilarating completion took them over the line in the last ball against a battling Punjab Kings

Tewatia does a Tewatia, once more..

With 12 required off 2 balls, Rahul Tewatia swung the two balls over the midwicket fence to cover off a shocking last finished. Odean Smith had been entrusted with shielding 19 in the last finished, and he’d began the once again well, with a speck ball likewise yielding a run-out of a very much set Hardik Pandya. However, David Miller figured out how to swing a more slow one to the midwicket fence before Tewatia, welcomed protesting by a defeat by Smith, got across his stumps two times to swing a few powerful sixes to polish off an essential game.

The Shubman Gill show

Until Tewatia’s heroics, Gujarat were brought through by Shubman Gill. Once more going on from where he left off against the Delhi Capitals, Gill was in smooth structure. He bettered his past most noteworthy IPL score of 84, which he got in the past game, to wrap up with 96. Gill got with limits going the initial two balls he looked prior to creaming three in the following over by Arshdeep Singh. He’d made 33 off the 53 that Gujarat oversaw in the powerplay. He found something useful to do on 45 when Odean Smith neglected to cling to a return get however Gill’s limit needs were generally met through drives put perfectly in the holes. Gill was likewise supported by appearances from debutant Sai Sudharshan and Pandya that assisted Gujarat with being in the pursuit. Be that as it may, he was stayed silent in the last 14 chunks of his thump where he neglected to get a limit prior to falling in the penultimate over, being gotten at cover off Kagiso Rabada.

Would Punjab be able to have more than 189?

It appeared as though a logical possibility when they kicked up gears through the center of the innings. This was regardless of losing both Mayank Agarwal and Jonny Bairstow, who supplanted Bhanuka Rajapaksa, efficiently.

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Who helped them through that stage?

Liam Livingstone, for the second game in progression. He had great organization in Shikhar Dhawan who played a lively thump helping with a 52-run stand. However, it was Livingstone who indeed did the greater part of the enormous hitting. Livingstone got an early life when Hardik Pandya stepped on the limit while attempting to pocket a trudge clear at profound midwicket. Taking advantage of that open door, Livingstone laid into youthful pacer Darshan Nalkande tonking him for a six and two fours in an over. Regardless of Dhawan turning into the first of Rashid Khan’s three casualties, Livingstone tracked down correspondingly lively organization in Jitesh Sharma. The newbie took the assault to Rahul Tewatia before Livingstone finished a 21-ball fifty.

For what reason wouldn’t they be able to kick on?

Punjab took care of the enhancer ploy. With a large number of players goal on nailing it, the high-risk system conflicted with them. Nalkande originally had both Sharma and Odean Smith got off continuous balls. The twofold blow did barely anything to stop the methodology of one or the other Livingstone or Shahrukh Khan, who got going with two sixes against Mohammed Shami. In any case, both fell endeavoring to trudge Rashid in the following over as Punjab slipped to 154/7 with multiple overs left in the innings.

How could they get a lift after that?

A few ambitious shots by the tailenders – Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh gave the innings a last rise. The last over of the innings bowled by Pandya represented 16 of those runs, including a messed up run out in the last ball. It gave Punjab a last push, which ultimately was as yet adequately not.

Brief ScoresPunjab Kings 189/9 (Liam Livingston 64, Shikhar Dhawan 35; Rashid Khan 3-22, Darshan Nalkande 2-37)lost to Gujarat Titans 190/4 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 96, S Sudharshan 35; Kagiso Rabada 2-35 ) by 6 wickets.

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