Rashid Khan's 4/24 helped Gujarat Titans bundle out Lucknow Super Giants for 82 runs after posting 144/4 on sluggish pitch of MCA, Pune. Follow here highlights of LSG vs GT.
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Gujarat Titans sealed their IPL 2022 playoff berth with 62-run win over Lucknow Super Giants at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Tuesday. The match started with Hardik Pandya winning the toss and opting to bat first on the sluggish track of MCA Stadium. Gujarat got off to a poor start (24/2 in 4.2 overs) but Shubman Gill held one end tight and carried his bat with an unbeaten 63 off 49. His innings helped GT post a fighting total of 144/4 on the board. Initially, it looked like they were 15-20 runs short but the side produced a remarkable bowling performance and bundled out LSG for 82 runs to seal a big win and thus a playoff berth. Seven LSG batters scored in single digits as Rashid Khan dictated terms in the innings with figures of 4/24. Meanwhile, pacer Yash Dayal (2/24) and debutant spinner R Sai Kishore (2/7) too had good outings besides Mohammed Shami's 1/5. (SCORECARD | IPL POINTS TABLE | FULL SCHEDULE)
“Always pleasing when you're there till the end and finish the game for your team. I didn't expect the ball to seam as much at the start. It was nipping around, and then I expected the spinners to get some turn. I think they didn't bowl up much. Had Krunal (Pandya) pitched it up, it would have been tougher. It helped us turn the singles over. Not a lot of people gave us a chance at the start, but great to qualify now. The ground was soft and I had a bit of back issues, but hopefully it would all be fine.”
Rashid Khan picks his fourth wicket and with this Gujarat Titans win the match against Lucknow Super Giants and qualify for playoffs. The Hardik Pandya-led side becomes the first team to enter IPL 2022 playoffs.
Deepak Hooda has been dismissed by Rashid Khan. GT are only one wicket away from confirming a playoff berth.
LSG 70/9 (13.1)
What a debut this is turning out to be for R Sai Kishore! He gets his second wicket of the game. Mohsin Khan gets out on 1 off 3 balls. Lucknow Super Giants are completely on the back foot. Deepak Hooda remains their only hope in this chase now. They still need 75 off 42.
LSG 70/8 (13)
Rashid Khan strikes again and piles more misery on LSG. He has dismissed Jason Holder after catching him plumb in front of the stumps. Umpire was convinced that it would have hit the stumps and Holder didn't want to challenge it.
LSG 67/7 (12)
That's suicidal from Marcus Stoinis. Deepak Hooda hit the ball on the square leg and the duo wanted to take a double. Hooda took just one step on return from the non-striker's end and asked Stoinis to stop but the Australian kept running and by the time he looked at Hooda he found himself at the middle with no scope of safe return.
LSG 65/6 (11.2)
Ayush Badoni has been dismissed by debutant R Sai Kishore. It was bowled outside off that spun away from Badoni. The batsman had advanced outside his crease by then and that made the work all easy for Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps. LSG need 84 in 55.
LSG 61/5 (10.5)
Seven runs came off Alzarri Joseph's second over. LSG need 91 off 66 balls. If they lose one or two more wickets here, this will become an uphill task for them.
LSG 54/4 (9)
Rashid Khan you beauty! He already beat Krunal Pandya on a googly in the previous ball but this time he has beaten him thoroughly as Krunal was way outside his crease when he missed the ball and Wriddhiman Saha removed the bails comfortably. Gujarat Titans are making things happen at the MCA, Pune.
LSG 45/4 (7.3)
Deepak Hooda has hit three FOURS in his short knock of 15 not out off 9 so far. His attacking intent has kept the match balanced. If GT can somehow manage his wicket, they will surely have an edge in this game.
LSG 44/3 (7)
Yash Dayal strikes again! Gujarat Titans' strongest part has been their bowling and they are making sure their quality of the department remains intact. Yash dismisses Karn Sharma and GT are truly back in the game.
LSG 33/3 (5.5)
Mohammed Shami outfoxes KL Rahul once again. This is a bowling of highest quality from the GT pacer. He choked Rahul for runs and eventually pushed him to try a big shot and lose his wicket.
LSG 24/2 (4.5)
Quinton de Kock had mishit the previous ball for a SIX over the wicketkeeper's head but this time he runs out of luck. It was bowled on good length from Yash Dayal and shaped outside due to swing as de Kock hit it straight into the hands of backward point.
LSG 19/1 (3.3)
That's another two-run over from Mohammed Shami. He bowled tight lines and choked both the LSG openers - KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock - for runs. GT have bowled well so far but they need some early wickets to have their say in the game.
LSG 12/0 (3)
First boundary of the innings that too comes from edge of KL Rahul's bat. He tried to throw the kitchen sink after creating some room for himself and luckily for him the outside edge fell in the vacant region over slip and raced to the third-man boundary for a FOUR.
LSG 10/0 (2)
Quinton de Kock takes the strike, KL Rahul is at the other end. The new ball has been handed to none other than Mohammed Shami. Can we see a breakthrough in the first over? Well... Let's see.
A lot of action in the first over. Shami made the ball talk as he got some good bounce off the surface but he was unlucky enough to not get any wicket in it.
LSG 2/0 (1)
16 runs came off the last over bowled by Jason Holder and still Gujarat Titans have been restricted to 144/4. No doubt Lucknow Super Giants bowlers were on the money from the word go, but GT batters also lacked scoring intent once they got their innings going. Shubman Gill did try to score some quick runs post his fifty but it proved to be a bit late as he carried his bat on 63 off 49 with an eventual strike rate of 128.6. Looking at the target, this seems more like LSG's game from here on unless they make a mess out of it. Second innings starts in a while...
Six runs came off Avesh Khan's last over. Only one FOUR came in it that too when Ayush Badoni did a misfield at square leg. Avesh finishes his quota of four overs with figures of 2/26.
GT 128/4 (19)
Gujarat Titans are scoring under seven runs per over. Only two overs are remaining in the game and till now they haven't shown any real intent of scoring quick runs. Hard to understand why their batters are not trying to play big shots.
GT 122/4 (18)
16.1 - A single and Shubman Gill races to his 14th IPL fifty in 42 balls. He has already been lucky twice in this innings and now it is his time to take his team to a good total.
14 runs came off the over of Dushmantha Chameera as Gill started attacking after his fifty and hit him for two FOURS.
GT 117/4 (17)
David Miller departs on 26 off 24. Just when it seemed some runs were coming for GT, they have lost the aggressor. It was a slower ball bowled outside off and Miller hit it to Ayush Badoni at deep point.
GT 103/4 (16)
Here is some proper intent from GT. David Miller hits Jason Holder over cover for a SIX. It is the first six of GT' innings and it comes after 92 balls and that would tell you how tough batting has been tonight and how well LSG bowled.
GT 100/3 (15.3)
Another good over for LSG, only five runs came off Avesh Khan's third over.
GT 92/3 (15)
Only five runs came off the third over of Mohsin Khan. LSG won't mind it as both Shubman Gill and David Miller are set at the crease. The two GT batters need to show some intent of scoring quick runs.
GT 87/3 (14)
Gujarat Titans need some proper planning from here on. They are going at just 6.31 runs per over and this is not going to help their case. Yes, the pitch is a bit slow for batsmen but still they need at least another 60-70 runs in the next seven overs to give a proper fight to LSG.
GT 82/3 (13)
While only Avesh Khan and Mohsin Khan have picked wickets, no LSG bowler has conceded over 7.5 runs per over. Those who haven't got wicket have made sure that they don't leak runs.
GT 76/3 (12)
Shubman Gill hit Krunal Pandya for a FOUR on reverse-sweep. GT need many more from him. Overall, 10 runs came off the over and GT would be happy with it. They have good firepower down the order, hence they afford to play some attacking cricket.
GT 69/3 (11)
Hardik Pandya is out! The pressure of scoring gets better of the GT skipper. Avesh Khan bowled it outside off offering some width to Pandya but the batsman edged it to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.
GT 51/3 (9.1)
Gujarat Titans need to score at a faster pace. The boundaries are big and LSG bowlers have brilliantly used it to their advantage by bowling slower balls in the right areas.
GT 51/2 (9)
Runs are not coming for GT. They have scored only 12 runs off the last two overs. Their scoring rate is lower than 6 per over. This is not going to help. Shubman Gill, who has already played more than 20 balls, should try and score some boundaries from the other end.
GT 47/2 (8)
That's a superb first powerplay from LSG's perspective. Their bowlers were right on the money from the word go. On the other hand, GT batters struggled for runs. LSG missed two run-outs otherwise GT would have been four down so far.
GT 35/2 (6)
That's is the end of Mathhew Wade. He tried to play a lap shot and edged the ball to Quinton de Kock. That's not a good return for him. He sat out for Wriddhiman Saha for a long time and now departs on 10 off 7 in his comeback match.
GT 24/2 (4.2)
This was always coming, considering the fact that LSG bowlers were bowling really well. Forget about boundaries, the GT openers were failing it hard to even get their bat on the ball properly. It was a slower ball from Mohsin Khan and Wriddhiman Saha (5 off 11) lacked timing and handed a dolly to mid-on fielder Avesh Khan.
GT 8/1 (2.4)
Shubman Gill hit the ball to the right of short cover and ran for a single. Had KL Rahul collected the ball properly and hit the stumps, Shubman was gone for all the money. But he is riding his luck today. Survives once again!
GT 7/0 (2)
Wriddhiman Saha takes the strike, Shubman Gill is at the other end. Mohsin Khan has the new ball in hand. Here we go!
That's a brilliant first over from Mohsin. He got some amazing bounce and swing in the first over. The southpaw trapped Shubman Gill but Karan Sharma dropped the catch at third man.
GT 2/0 (1)
If KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock have done the job with the bat, Lucknow Super Giants have rode their pacers to the hilt. Jason Holder has been outstanding but the find of the season has been Mohsin Khan. Meanwhile, Avesh Khan makes a return from injury.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (w), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Lucknow Super Giants: Quinton de Kock (w), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Karan Sharma, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan, Mohsin Khan
Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya has won the toss and opted to bat first against Lucknow Super Giants.
While Gujarat Titans are sweating on the form of Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha has had a cooling influence at the top of the order. With an average of 51.7, Saha has helped lay the foundation for good scores. GT need to find a stable No. 3 as IPL is reaching its business end.
Lucknow Super Giants batting has been all about KL Rahul's stunning form. He has scored 451 runs at a strike rate of 145-plus. Rahul has been well supported by Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda. Mohammed Shami, Rahul's teammate at Punjab Kings last season, will be key for Gujarat Titans. The Bengal pacer has dismissed KL Rahul twice in three T20s.
Welcome to live coverage of Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans. The IPL newcomers have really excelled this season and have been the pacesetters throughout the competition. A match-up between them should produce some close contest.