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RR Vs GT, IPL 2024, Match 24: Rashid Khan Hits Winning Runs For Gujarat Titans On Last Ball - As It Happened

Finally, the unbeaten streak of Rajasthan Royals was broken as they received a three-wicket defeat by Gujarat Titans on the last ball of the match. Rashid Khan found a gap over the point region to hit a boundary when only two runs were needed off the final delivery. The match took many turns as chasing a 197-run target, GT were once reeling at 83/3 after 11 overs. Captain Shubman Gill played a valiant 72-run knock in 44 balls. Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia played crucial cameos in the end to win the game for GT. Catch all the highlights of the RR Vs GT match in the IPL 2024, here

Gujarat Titans' Rashid Khan bats during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. AP Photo/Surjeet Yadav
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RR Vs GT, IPL 2024, Match 24, Highlights

Here are the highlights of match 24 of the Indian Premier League 2024 between Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Titans. Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium was set for the highly anticipated contest as the table toppers host the Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans and it was a last-ball thriller as GT beat Rajasthan Royals by three wickets. Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia managed a victory after GT were once looking out of the contest. Avesh Khan failed to defend 15 runs in the final over as Rashid hit him for three boundaries to seal the game for GT. Catch all the highlights of the RR Vs GT match in the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

Pitch Report

The pitch looks good to bat on. There is a bit of grass on it. The square boundaries are 62 metres and 70 metres and the straight boundary is at 79 metres. There are strong wins and overhead conditions suggest some rain later on. The new ball does swing here and seamers might get some assistance with the new ball.

Rain Delays Toss!

There is a little rain in Jaipur at the moment and the square has been covered. The toss may take some time. Stay tuned.

Good News!

The drizzle has stopped and players have started to come out for their practice drills. The covers are also removed. Toss is next.

Toss Soon!

The toss will happen at 7:25 pm and the start of play is scheduled for 7:40 pm.

Toss Update

Gujarat Titans have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade(w), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma

RR Start Batting

Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal duo for Rajasthan Royals came out to open the innings and Umesh Yadav bowled the first over. Jaiswal hit a boundary, still, only six runs came from the first over.

RR - 6/0 (1)

Jaiswal Falls!

Yashasvi Jaiswal tried to target Umesh Yadav and started his third over with a boundary. He then tried to play a scoop shot but Matthew Wade took a brilliant catch behind to send him off. Captain Sanju Samson started with a couple of boundaries.

RR - 41/1 (5)

Parag, Samson Rebuild Innings!

Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad kept the bowling tight and didn't allowed Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson to open their arms. Wicket-keeper Matthew Wade dropped Parag twice off Rashid's bowling.

RR - 73/2 (10)

16 Runs From Spencer's Over!

Those two dropped catches proved costly for Gujarat Titans as Riyan Parag completed his half-century and poor fielding resulted in many extras for them. Sanju Samson targeted Spencer Johnson in the 15th over and smashed two fours and a six in the over to collect 16 from that.

RR - 139/2 (16)

Target Set For GT

Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag displayed some dashing shots in the death overs to put up 196 runs on the board. Vijay Shankar took a brilliant catch near the boundary rope to dismiss the set batter Riyan Parag. Shimron Hetmyer smashed two boundaries just after he entered the crease. Umesh Yadav came to bowl the final over and leaked 19 runs as the Royals set a 197-run target for Gujarat Titans.

RR - 196/3 (20)

Innings Break!

Brief Score: RR - 196/3 (20)

Riyan Parag - 76 (48), Sanju Samson - 68 (38) | Rashid Khan: (4-0-18-1)

GT Start Chase!

Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill opened the batting for Gujarat Titans and Trent Boult started with the first over. He conceded just five runs from the first over.

GT - 5/0 (1)

44 Runs In Powerplay!

Chasing 197, the openers of Gujarat Titans have started on a good note. Both the batters have set their eyes on the pitch and only collected 44 runs from the first powerplay. But the good news is that all wickets are safe. GT need to accelerate now.

GT - 44/0 (6)

Rain Stops Play!

Kuldeep Sen got the first breakthrough as he dismissed the set batter Sai Sudharsan on the second delivery of his first over. Matthew Wade is the new batter. There was a drizzle and Umpires called all the players to leave the ground. According to DLS, GT are seven runs behind the par score.

GT - 77/1 (10)

Match Starts After Delay!

The passing shower stopped the match for a few minutes. The covers were soon removed and the match resumed as Kuldeep Sen bowled Matthew Wade on the first delivery of the 11th over. He dismissed Abhinav Manohar on the fourth delivery. Vijay Shankar is the new batter at the crease.

GT - 83/3 (11)

Chahal Removes Gill

Shubman Gill started to attack as only five overs were left and he got two boundaries on the first two deliveries. Gill went down the track but Chahal bowled it wide and Sanju stumped him on a wide delivery.

GT - 138/5 (16)

Last Ball Thriller!

With 19 runs needed in the last seven balls, Rahul Tewatia hit a four through covers. Rashid Khan smashed three fours in the last over of Avesh Khan to win the match for Gujarat Titans. Two runs were needed on the final delivery and Khan found a gap over the point region and GT won the match by three wickets.

GT - 199/7 (20)

Sanju Samson | RR Captain

I think the last ball of the game (where was the game lost?). Very hard to speak at the moment. The hardest job in the tournament is when a captain loses the game and has to tell where the game was lost. When the emotions come down I'll be able to tell clearly. Have to give credit to the Gujarat Titans. That's the beauty of this tournament. Will have to learn and move on. While I was batting I thought something around 180 would've been a fighting score. 196 was a winning score I thought. With no dew, our bowling lineup should've done it. It wasn't easy to go hard at the start of the innings. 197 at Jaipur, without dew, we'll take it any day.

Highest Target Successfully Chased By GT In IPL

198 vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2023
197 vs RR, Jaipur, 2024*
196 vs SRH, Wankhede, 2022
190 vs PBKS, Brabourne, 2022

Shubman Gill | GT Captain

We were targetting 45 in 3 overs and it is very much gettable and that was the mindset at that time. Mathematically both batters needed to hit 22 off 9 balls and that's how the thinking goes and if one batter goes berserk that will do. I would have loved to finish the game, but very happy with Rahul and Rashid bhai for finishing the job for us. Winning the ball off the last ball is always a great feeling. He (Rashid Khan) is someone who you always want in your team, he is such a competitor.

Rashid Khan | POTM (GT)

Winning the game is more pleasing for me. Happy that I landed the ball where I wanted today and that gave me energy with the bat as well maybe. I haven't bowled much in the last 3-4 months after the surgery and I just lost a bit of grip on the ball, I had a good session after the last game and it really helped me to get back to my best. I really enjoyed my bowling today. It was just a matter of hitting 3-4 sixes and you need to stay positive.

That's All From Our Side!

Gujarat Giants defeated Rajasthan Royals by three wickets in a thriller at Jaipur, but still, the Royals are at the top of the table. We will be taking your leave now. That's all from our side. Join us tomorrow for Mumbai vs Bengaluru match at the same time. Goodnight!

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