Gujarat Titans have suffered their first defeat of the season against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers won the toss and decided to bowl first.
In the first innings, Gujarat Titans didn’t have a good start with the bat as both Matthew Wade and Shubhman Gill departed early to the dugout.
Even last match’s hero, Sai Sudharsan made just 11 in today’s game.
It was then skipper Hardik Pandya and Abhinav Manohar who pieced together the Titans’ innings to get them to a respectable 162/7 in their 20.
It was a full comedy show during the Titans’ innings where Manohar was dropped 3 times by the Sunrisers and then was ultimately taken by Rahul Tripathi off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
All that the Sunrisers needed was 163 which was quite an easy target.
Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson started off well with the bat and had a small partnership going.
After Abhishek’s departure, Rahul Tripathi continued to keep pace but was then retired hurt due to falling down after hitting a six.
Williamson and Nicholas Pooran then took the Sunrisers close to winning and the finishing touches were put by Pooran along with Markram.
Sunrisers Hyderabad ended up winning their second match by 8 wickets.
Player of the Match
Kane Williamson for his 57 (46).
Post Match Reactions
Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans skipper said that they were 10 runs short and that made all the difference. Mentioned that they started off well with the ball but two overs of the Powerplay cost them a bit. Praised the opposition bowlers for bowling well in the death overs and sticking to their plans. Ended by saying that they have a fun atmosphere at the camp and are looking forward to the next game.
Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper said that it was overall a very good game of cricket between the two sides. Explained that it was all about partnerships and that the wicket was very tough to bat on. Praised his bowlers and said that everyone stuck to their plans and were very clear of their roles as well. Also told that he does not have the injury updates on Washington Sundar and Rahul Tripathi. Ended by saying that they have given an improved performance and have managed to do well.
Gujarat Titans will next play Rajasthan Royals at Dr DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on the 14th of April while Sunrisers Hyderabad will face the Kolkata Knight Riders on the 15th of April at Brabourne Stadium.