Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (GT) were condemned to their first defeat of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after a clinical finish by the Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Chasing 163 for victory, Williamson (57 off 46) notched up a well-paced half-century to help his side reach the set target with eight wickets in hand and five balls to spare.
On the bowling front, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan took two wickets apiece while Marco Jansen and Umran Malik claimed a scalp each. While Bhuvneshwar sent back in-form Shubman Gill (7) early, Natarajan and Malik removed Sai Sudharsan (11) and Matthew Wade (19), respectively. Jansen, on the other hand, affected further damage by dismissing David Miller on 12.
Pandya then aced to his 4th IPL fifty and Abhinav Manohar scored 35, helping GT reach 162/7 in their stipulated 20 overs.
Brief Scores: Gujarat Titans 162/7 (Hardik Pandya 50) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 168/2 (Kane Williamson 57, Abhishek Sharma 42) by 8 wickets
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 11, 2022
SRH did many important things right.
Gill out early ✅
No 4s/6s for Hardik in last 7 overs ✅
No wkts to Shami&Lockie in PP ✅
KW batting through most of the inn ✅
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 11, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 11, 2022
How many of you thought GT will lose against SRH?? it’s t20 cricket:). Said it before Williamson holds the key for them. #SRHvsGT
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 11, 2022
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 11, 2022
Chalo, tasted our first ̷d̷e̷f̷e̷a̷t̷ learning this #SeasonOfFirsts.
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) April 11, 2022
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) April 11, 2022
— Tributer(fb 💯) (@kingkohli27) April 11, 2022
Kane Williamson won the man of the match for scoring fifty while chasing 163 runs. #IPL2022
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 11, 2022
Kane Williamson becomes the 2nd captain in IPL 2022 to win Man Of The Match Award. pic.twitter.com/CGYQumrvuZ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 11, 2022
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@kingashu1008) April 11, 2022
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