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IPL 2023, GT vs RR: Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer Take Rajasthan Royals To Top Spot With A 3-Wicket Win Over Gujarat Titans - In Pics

West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer unleased his full fury on Gujarat Titans as Rajasthan Royals defeated the reigning champions by three wickets with four balls remaining in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday. With the win, RR have broken the jinx of not having previously beaten the Hardik Pandya-led side in three outings and topped the table with eight points. The victory will be all the more sweet considering the 2008 IPL champions were reduced to 4 for 2 at one stage, losing Yashasvi Jaiswal (4) and Jos Buttler (0), and were able to manage just 26 runs in the powerplay. However, southpaw Hetmyer turned the tide of the game, smashing an unbeaten 26-ball 56. The knock was studded with two fours and five maximums as he and Sanju Samson (60) ensured there were no more hic-cups. Earlier, Gill's cool demeanour in the face of adversity and skipper Hardik Pandya's quick understanding of the situation again came to the fore as their half-century stand helped Gujarat Titans post 177 for seven.

IPL 2023: GT vs RR
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West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer unleased his full fury on Gujarat Titans as Rajasthan Royals defeated the reigning champions by three wickets with four balls remaining in an Indian Premier League match on Sunday. With the win, RR have broken the jinx of not having previously beaten the Hardik Pandya-led side in three outings and topped the table with eight points. The victory will be all the more sweet considering the 2008 IPL champions were reduced to 4 for 2 at one stage, losing Yashasvi Jaiswal (4) and Jos Buttler (0), and were able to manage just 26 runs in the powerplay. However, southpaw Hetmyer turned the tide of the game, smashing an unbeaten 26-ball 56. The knock was studded with two fours and five maximums as he and Sanju Samson (60) ensured there were no more hic-cups. Earlier, Gill's cool demeanour in the face of adversity and skipper Hardik Pandya's quick understanding of the situation again came to the fore as their half-century stand helped Gujarat Titans post 177 for seven.

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