PBKS vs GT, IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets in a thrilling match. In the 16th match of IPL 2022, Gujarat registered their third consecutive win of the season by scoring 19 runs in the last over. Gujarat team led by Hardik Pandya chased down Punjab’s target of 190 for the loss of four wickets. With the win, the team of Titans has reached the second place in the points table. Shubman Gill scored the highest 96 runs for Gujarat, while Rahul Tewatia finished the match with two sixes in the last two balls.
Chasing Punjab’s target of 190 runs, Gujarat did not have a good start and Matthew Wade was dismissed after scoring six runs. However, after this, Shubman Gill and debutant Sai Sudarshan shared a century partnership for the second wicket and took the team’s score to 133. But Sudarshan was dismissed after scoring 35 runs in 30 balls. After his dismissal, Gill and captain Hardik Pandya together handled the innings and shared a 33-run partnership. During this, Gill completed his fifty in 29 balls.
Gujarat’s team was heading towards an easy victory at one time, but Rabada dismissed Gill for 96. Hardik was also run out after two runs. Gujarat’s team had to make 19 in the last six balls. Miller hits a boundary. One run from wide and two off singles. 12 runs were needed from the last two balls, which Tewatia got through with two sixes.
Earlier, Gujarat won the toss and invited Punjab to bat first at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Punjab did not have a good start and they lost the wicket of captain Mayank Agarwal (5) in the second over. Jonny Bairstow, who was playing the first match of the season for a while, could not do much and got out after scoring eight runs. However, after this Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingstone put together a 52-run partnership for the third wicket. Dhawan was dismissed for 35 runs in 30 balls. After this, Jitesh Sharma played some quick shots but he too was dismissed after scoring 23 runs in 11 balls.
At the other end, Liam Livingstone quickly completed his fifty in 21 balls. After this, he too was dismissed after scoring 64 runs in 27 balls. Punjab then lost their six wickets within 32 runs. At one point Gujarat was on the verge of being all out. But in the last overs, Rahul Chahar (22 *) and Arshdeep Singh (10 *) put together an unbroken partnership of 25 runs in 13 balls and took the team’s score to 189. For Gujarat, Rashid Khan took the highest three wickets while debutant Darshan Nalkande took two wickets.