RR Vs GT IPL 2023: Gujarat Titan Cruise to Commanding Win Over Rajasthan Royals!
JAIPUR: On Friday at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur, India, the Gujarat Titans showed cracks in the hitting of the home team Rajasthan Royals, and beat them by nine wickets in the IPL.
The visitors used an Afghan spin trap to choke Sanju Samson’s team. The experienced Rashid Khan (4-0-14-3) and the youngster Noor Ahmad (3-0-25-2) cleaned up the middle order and made sure that the Royals were bowled out for 118 in 17.5 overs.
The Royals went from 60/3 in 6.5 overs to 96/8 in 14.1 overs because of the two wrist spinners.
While chasing, the Titans got off to a great start. They won the game in just 13.5 overs, with Wriddhiman Saha hitting the winning runs (41 runs off 34 balls).
Together, the opener and Hardik Pandya made quick work of the goal. The two put together a 48-run combination to quickly finish the game.
With 14 points from 10 games, the reigning champions are still in first place after this win, while the Royals stay in fourth place with 10 points from 10 games.
This three-wicket haul shows again how much better Khan is than everyone else in T20s.
This is the third time this IPL season that the Afghan has taken three wickets in a match. The other two were against Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. At the moment, he is tied for the most wickets with his partner Mohammed Shami, who also has 18 wickets.
Not only did the Royals lose because the Titans bowled with discipline, but they also lost because they didn’t pay attention.
Yashasvi Jaiswal (14 off 11 balls) has been the only Royals batter who has been steady and scored a lot. He looked good, but he lost his wicket in the 6th over because he didn’t talk to his batting partner, Samson.
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The Powerplay was over and the Royals were 50/2, but wickets kept falling and they didn’t seem to be getting any better. The Royals leader (30 off 20 balls) was caught at covers in the next over.
Samson looked good and gave his team hope, but, as has been the case all season, he didn’t stay at the spot for long. In the middle of an embarrassing failure, the Royals brought in Riyan Parag as the Impact Player (4 off 6 balls) to give their batting more depth, but it didn’t work.
Shimron Hetymer (7 off 13 balls) and Dhruv Jurel (9 off 8 balls), who are both big hits, also left without making an impact.