Gujarat Titans completely floored the Lucknow Super Giants as they beat them by 62 runs.
They have also qualified for the Playoffs of this year’s IPL.
Gujarat Titans won the toss and decided to bat first at Pune.
It was a Shubman Gill special as he hit 63 off 49 and was unbeaten till the end.
David Miller and Rahul Tewatia once again shone for Gujarat as they finished with a below-par total of 144.
Gujarat’s middle-order didn’t do well and that was the reason for the small score.
Lucknow Super Giants needed 145 to win the game.
It was sheer overconfidence on the part of LSG that took the game away from them.
All batsmen just gave away their wickets either by catches or run-outs.
Deepak Hooda top-scored with 27 and Avesh Khan hit 2 sixes at the end.
Rashid Khan once again became the pick of the bowlers as he took 4 wickets.
Lucknow Super Giants were all down at just 82 runs.
Player of the Match
Shubman Gill for his 63* (49)
Post Match Reactions
KL Rahul, Lucknow Super Giants skipper, was not happy with the performance of his team and said they knew the wicket was going to be a tricky one and it was essential that they score runs in the Powerplay overs. However, he praised his bowling attack and said that they did a good job of restricting Gujarat below 150. Mentioned that it was all because of poor shot selection by the batsmen. Added that these types of losses remind you to bring out your A-game. He didn’t want to overanalyze the game and said that he is happy with the way the team has done in this match.
Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans skipper, was immensely happy with his team and praised everyone highly. Mentioned that it is a great feeling to be able to qualify for the playoffs even before playing the 14 league games. Praised both R Sai Kishore and Shubman Gill for their performances and said his bowling unit ticked all the boxes in today’s game. Mentioned that it is important to remember that cricket is a team game and not of an individual. Ended by saying that he was happy with the way his boys have performed and he will keep them as a close group.
Gujarat Titans will next play against Chennai Super Kings on the 15th of May at Wankhede Stadium.
Lucknow Super Giants’ next challenge is against Rajasthan Royals on the 15th of May at Brabourne Stadium.