Twitter Reacts As Newcomers Gujarat Titans Seal Spot In IPL 2022 Final With A Win Over RR


Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) saw the battle between Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) and Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday, May 24.

Gujarat Titans won the match by 7 wickets to seal a spot in the final of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Notably, table-toppers Gujarat Titans were also the first team to officially reach 18 points mark and qualify for the Indian Premier League 2022 playoffs.

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Gujarat Titans won the toss and opted to field first in the match and they made just one change to the playing XI by adding Alzarri Joseph to the team in place of Lockie Ferguson. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals fielded an unchanged playing XI.

Mohammed Shami opened the attack for GT against Rajasthan Royals’ opening duo of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal and got smashed for 2 fours in the over.

Left-arm pacer Yash Dayal got the first breakthrough for Gujarat Titans in the second over by dismissing young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal for 3. At the end of the powerplay, Rajasthan Royals were at 55/1 with Samson at 30* and Buttler at 16*.

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Sanju Samson’s sensational innings was brought to an end by Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore on the 5th ball of the 10th over. Samson scored 47 runs off 26 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes. Also, he added brilliant 68 runs in 47 balls with opener Buttler.

After that, Devdutt Padikkal was dismissed by Hardik Pandya in the 15th over and he scored 28 runs off 20 balls, including 2 fours and 2 sixes. After 16 overs Rajasthan Royals were at 127/3 but in the next two overs, RR batters did a great job by smashing 18 and 14 runs.

In the end, Jos Buttler played a fabulous knock to help Rajasthan Royals score 188/6. The English wicketkeeper-batsman was able to score 89 runs off 56 balls, including 12 fours and 2 sixes.

Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha. (Photo: IPL)

Chasing the target, Gujarat Titans lost the wicket of star performer Wriddhiman Saha for a duck in the first over, which was bowled by Trent Boult.

At the end of the powerplay, GT were at 64/1 with Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade batting very well. Gill got run out in the 8th over after a horrible mix-up with Wade and he scored 35 runs off 21 balls, including 5 fours and 1 six. Wade was dismissed by Obed McCoy in the 10th over and he scored 35 runs off 30 balls, including 6 fours.

GT vs RR: Twitter Reacts As Newcomers Gujarat Titans Seal Spot In IPL 2022 Final With A Win Over Rajasthan Royals
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In the end, David Miller smashed three consecutive sixes in the last over of Prasidh Krishna to help GT secure the victory. Miller scored 68 runs off 38 balls, including 3 fours and5 sixes while Hardik Pandya scored 40 runs off 27 balls, including 5 fours. They also had a century partnership.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 Between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Rajasthan Royals (RR):

https://twitter.com/benjonescricket/status/1529159549818740748?t=B8rPCXRIOBIh35tsBAvK5g&s=19

Also Read: GT vs RR: Watch – Jos Buttler Gets Run-out For 89 In Qualifier 1

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