GT shocks cricket world, ends RR’s unbeaten victory

Gujarat Titans (GT) got an unbelievable win as they defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 3 wickets in the thrilling last over.  

Rajasthan scored 196.3 in 20 overs and in reply Gujarat scored 199/7 in 20 overs. 

Royals maintained their winning streak in back to back 4 matches and their last victory came against them when they got an easy win over RCB while Gujarat was clueless in their last match which was against LSG. 

Titans after winning the toss goes for bowling. 

Rajasthan lost both their openers in the powerplay but after a strong partnership was generated for the 3rd wicket between skipper Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag as they generated 130 runs for the 3rd wicket. 

Samson hit 68 runs in 36 balls and remained unbeaten till the end whereas Parag scored 76 runs in 48 balls and hit 3 fours and 5 sixes in his knock. It was also the 3rd 50+ runs for both the players in this IPL.

Umesh Yadav, Rashid Khan and Mohit Sharma got 1 wicket each. 

Titans got a solid chasing start as the openers put 64 runs for the 1st wicket. Sai Sudharsan again missed his half-century as he got 35 runs with the bat. Skipper Shubman Gill got some healthy runs with the bat as he scored 76 runs in 44 balls. He hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his knock. 

The game was looking out of their hand after Gill’s departure but Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan made it on for the team. Tewatia scored 22 runs in 11 balls while Rashid scored unbeaten 24 runs in 11 balls. 

In the last over, 15 runs were needed and Rashid with a boundary in the last ball got his team a great thrilling finish. 

Kuldeep Sen got 3 wickets whereas Yuzvendra Chahal got 2 wickets and reclaimed the purple cap. Avesh Khan got 1 wicket. 

Rashid Khan, GT, Player of the Match

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