Gujarat Titans beat Delhi by 14 runs

Wednesday 06th April 2022 07:11 EDT

Gujarat Titans defeated Delhi Capitals by 14 runs in their IPL match on Saturday. Sent in to bat, Shubman Gill smashed 84 off 46 balls to guide Gujarat Titans to 171 for 6. Besides Gill, skipper Hardik Pandya made 31 off 27 balls after being asked to bat. David Miller remained unbeaten on 20 off 15 balls. Mustafizur Rahman scalped three wickets for 23 runs, while Khaleel Ahmed picked up two wickets giving away 34 runs for DC. Chasing 172 for a win, DC skipper Rishabh Pant made 43 off 29 balls but he didn’t get enough support from the other end as his side fell short. Lockie Ferguson shone bright with the ball with figures of 4 for 28, while Mohammed Shami picked up two wickets for 30 runs. Gill was in imperious form during his knock as he made amends of his cheap dismissal - zero runs -in the previous match.

Lucknow Super Giants win

Lucknow Super Giants beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs in an IPL match here on Monday. Skipper KL Rahul (68 off 50) and all-rounder Deepak Hooda (51 off 33 balls) hit half-centuries as Lucknow Super Giants scored 169 for 7 and then restricted Sunrisers to 157 for 9. Avesh Khan took 4 for 24 while Jason Holder took 3/34. Asked to bat first, skipper KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda struck useful half-centuries to lift Lucknow Super Giants to 169 for seven after a disastrous start.
Chasing 170, Kane Williamson’s (16) innovation brought him two fours and a six but he paid the price for going overboard, his ramp shot off Avesh finding a sliding Andrew Tye at short fine leg in the fourth over with SRH score reading 25 for one. Avesh brought about Abhishek Sharma’s downfall with a change in pace as the batter failed to read it while trying to loft him.

Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings

Punjab Kings paid a fortune for Liam Livingstone at the auction table. The Englishman hadn’t made an impact in IPL last season and one felt coach Anil Kumble might have gone a little too much for him. But on Sunday night at the Brabourne, Livingstone showed that the investment was worth every penny. It was his allround effort that was the cornerstone of Punjab’s second win and Chennai Super Kings third loss in a row. Livingstone came in to bat at 14-2 when the chips were down and the ball was doing a bit for the CSK pacers. But Livingstone (60 off 32 balls) was not ready to hold back. Banking on his power and hand-eye co-ordination, Livingstone attacked the CSK pacers as if there was no tomorrow. Run flowed from his bat and he found an able ally in Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 24) who kept the strike rotating.

Buttler powers Rajasthan

Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians by 23 runs in the IPL match on Saturday. Joe Buttler's 100 off 68 balls helped the Royals to 193 for 8, which seemed slightly sub-par due to Jasprit Bumrah’s (3/17 in 4 overs) brilliant effort. Ishan Kishan (54 off 43 balls) and unheralded N Tilak Verma (61 off 33 balls) added 81 in 8 overs before Ashwin (1/30 in 4 overs) and Chahal (2/26 in 4 overs) decisively tilted the game in RR’s favour between overs 14 to 16 as MI managed only 170 for 8 after 20 overs. While Royals have now won two out of two, MI have lost both their games in another dismal start to an IPL season.

RCB beat KKR by three wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore overcame some nervy moments after leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga spun his way to a four-wicket haul to register a three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a low-scoring IPL match on Wednesday. The Sri Lankan was ably supported by the pace trio of Akash Deep (3/45), Harshal Patel (2/11) and Mohammed Siraj (1/25) after RCB won the toss and elected to bowl at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. In reply, Sherfane Rutherford (28), David Willey (18) and Shahbaz Ahmed (27) played crucial innings as RCB survived some anxious moments before overhauling the target, scoring 132 for 7 in 19.2 overs after Tim Southee (3/20) and Umesh Yadav (2/16) blew away their top order. Yadav and Southee troubled the top-order batters with their pace and bounce, leaving RCB at 17 for 3 at one stage.

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