Gujarat Titans (GT) continued their winning run in the IPL 2022 as they defeated Royal challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 43rd match of the IPL 2022 which was played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first. However, he was dismissed for a duck by Pradeep Sangwan, and then Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar added 99 runs for the second wicket, as Patidar made 52 in 32 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Kohli was dismissed for 58 in 53 balls and RCB only managed to put on 170/6 thanks to some death overs hitting from Glenn Maxwell (33 in 18 balls) and Mahipal Lomror (16* in 8 balls). Pradeep Sangwan, who made his debut for GT was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/19.
In reply, the RCB bowlers had GT in a bit of trouble after Wriddhiman Saha (29), Shubman Gill (31), Sai Sudharshan (20), and Hardik Pandya (3) fell in a succession. But then tried and tested finishers Rahul Tewatia and David Miller got together and finished the job for GT.
Tewatia, who was named Player of the Match, remained unbeaten on 43 in 25 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes, while Miller made 39* in 24 balls with 4 fours and 1 six, as they added 79* unbeaten runs for the 5th wicket. GT won the match by 6 wickets in the last over. For RCB, Shahbaz Ahmed and Wanindu Hasaranga picked two wickets apiece.
With this win, GT has 8 wins in 9 matches and has 16 points, while RCB has 5 wins from 10 matches.
The cricket fraternity was all applause for Tewatia and Miller as they took GT past the finish line and praised them on Twitter.
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