Punjab Kings made a promising start, opting to bat after winning the toss. Their openers, Sam Curran and Prabhsimran Singh, built a solid partnership of 52 runs. However, the momentum shifted when Gujarat Titans’ spinners took control. Noor Ahmad and Rashid Khan applied pressure post-powerplay, while Sai Kishore continued the onslaught, ending with impressive figures of 4/33. Punjab Kings’ innings crumbled under the spin attack, managing only 142 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Gujarat’s pursuit of 143 started steadily with Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha rotating the strike smartly. Saha’s early exit disappointed, highlighting his ongoing struggle. Gill, however, shone with elegant strokes, keeping the scoreboard ticking.

Sai Sudharsan’s composed innings at number 3 lent stability. Despite occasional hiccups, they maintained a comfortable run rate. But the spinners applied brakes, causing Gill (35) and Miller (4) to depart quickly. Half the team was back in the pavilion at 103. In a tense moment, Rahul Tewatia’s 36 off 18 balls turned the tide, securing a 3-wicket victory for Gujarat.

Last Updated on April 21, 2024

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