- Thrilling win for Gujarat Titans over Sunrisers Hyderabad
- Chasing 22 runs in the last over, Rashid and Teotia gave Hyderabad victory
- Gujarat Titans topped the points table
In the 40th match of IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets at an exciting turn. Chasing a target of 196 runs, Gujarat needed 22 runs in the last over. Gujarat registered their seventh victory today, thanks to Rashid Khan’s 31 off 11 balls and Rahul Teotia’s 40 not out off 21 balls. In the last over of Marco Yansen, Rashid Khan scored three and Rahul Tewatia hit a six to give victory to the team.
This is Hyderabad’s third loss this season and the team’s winning campaign has been put to a halt after five consecutive wins. The hero for Hyderabad today was Umran Malik who took all five wickets for Gujarat. Umran clean bowled Shubman Gill, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha (68) and Abhinav Manohar in this match. But their hard work was spoiled and Gujarat won the match in the last over.
After losing the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 195 for six in 202 overs with the help of aggressive half-centuries from openers Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram. At one time the team seemed to be limited to 180, but young player Shashank Singh played a quick innings of 25 runs in 6 balls and took the team’s score to 190.
Earlier, Abhishek had scored 65 runs in 42 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes, while Markram added 56 runs in 40 balls which included two fours and three sixes. Both had scored 96 runs in the third wicket partnership. After this, Shashank Singh scored a total of 25 runs in the last over by hitting three sixes in the last over of Lockie Ferguson. Sunrisers got their first blow early when Kane Williamson was sent to the pavilion by Mohammed Shami.
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For Gujarat, Mohammed Shami took three wickets for 39 runs in four overs. Shami gave 11 runs in the first over and Yash Dayal gave 11 runs in the second over. After this Williamson was out and new batsman Rahul Tripathi got life as soon as he arrived. He hit six and two fours in Shami’s over but was dismissed leg before on his own delivery. Without being distracted by the fall of two wickets, Abhishek hit Alzarri Joseph for two consecutive fours.
Sunrisers added 53 runs for the loss of two wickets in six overs of the powerplay. Sunrisers needed a big partnership and Abhishek and Aiden Markram did not disappoint. Markram thrashed a fast bowler like Alzarri and Abhishek thrashed Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan. Abhishek was dismissed in the 16th over off Alzarri’s first ball. While Markram was dismissed by Yash Dayal.
With this win, Gujarat Titans has reached the top of the points table. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad remained in the third place after the third defeat. Gujarat is on the first position with 14 points after 7 wins. On the other hand, Hyderabad team is in third place with 10 points after 5 wins. Hyderabad has now suffered a third defeat after losing the first two matches. At the same time, this is the seventh victory of Gujarat. After registering one more win, this team could also become the first team to qualify for the playoffs.