IPL 2022: Post Match Analysis: Qualifier 1: Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals

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Gujarat Titans won the first qualifier easily by 7 wickets.

Rajasthan Royals have one more chance of making it to the final of the IPL if they beat RCB.

So, starting with the toss, Gujarat won it and decided to bowl first.

Jos Buttler was back to his original form and smashed 89 off 56 balls.

Sanju Samson and Devdutt Paddikal played some good knocks that allowed Rajasthan to post 188/6 in 20 overs.

Gujarat Titans needed 189 runs to win the contest and go straight to the finals of the IPL.

Wriddhiman Saha could not get going and was out for a duck.

It was the heroics of the middle order batsmen who did the smashing for the Gujarat Titans by which they won the match.

Player of the Match

David Miller for his 68* (38)

Post Match Reactions

Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals skipper said that the team batted really well. Was happy that they could put up such a big total. Mentioned that the wicket was sticky but it also was two-paced as well as there was uneven bounce. Added that it was a tough wicket to bat on but his batsmen did really well. Further said that their 5 bowler strategy has worked for them so far and that they will come back stronger. Mentioned that a few overs didn’t go their way and that’s why they lost the game. Concluded by saying that they will bounce back in the next match.

Hardik Pandya, Gujarat Titans captain was happy with the win and said that he has really started to balance things in his life. Mentioned that his family have been a big support to him which has helped him to become a better cricketer. Added that he is proud of the way his boys have played throughout the tournament and that is why they are at this stage. Praised Miller’s performance and said that they wanted to finish the game as fast as they can and not leave it to the others. Ended by saying that winning the trophy would be a dream come true.

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