Sanju Samson & Hetmyer played a blinder to counter the damage that Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya did in the powerplay. Rajasthan Royals lost both Jos Buttler and Yasahsvi Jaiswal and were able to score just four runs in the first three overs. However, Samson blasted 60 in 32 balls to bring RR right back in the chase. Then came the inform Hetmyer’s fiery inning as he once again took Rajasthan to the victory line in style. Rajasthan maintained the top spot after a brilliant comeback over the defending champion Gujarat Titans. They did get the revenge they wanted for a long time. Read the match report of the GT vs RR clash and share your thoughts in the comments.
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GT vs RR: IPL 2023 Match Report
A hot & cold start from Gujarat Titans
Rajasthan Royals won the toss & decided to bowl first. Gujarat Titans had a hot & cold start as they lost the important wicket of Wriddhiman Saha for 4 runs. Trent Boult drew the first blood. Shubman Gill, who is carrying his form, once again gave a blistering start to Gujarat Titans. Sai Sudharsan started well but wasn’t able to construct the inning as he got dismissed after scoring 20 runs. Jos Buttler was the mastermind behind his runout.
Gujarat had a good start compared to their start
Hardik Pandya stepped up big time as he played an important inning of 28 runs in 19 deliveries. It was Chahal who got the better of Pandya and sent him back to the dugout. Shubman Gill kept his cool and smoothly checked the boxes. Rajasthan’s last match Hero Sandeep Sharma dismissed Gill for 45 runs.
David Miller & Manohar built an important partnership in the later stages of the inning and helped GT to put up a good total of 177 runs after the end of 20 overs. Miller scored 46 runs in 30 deliveries. Sandeep Sharma restricted two set batsmen from completing half-centuries. Manohar was on fire as he smashed three huge sixes and it was helpful for Gujarat in the death overs. Sandeep Sharma was the best bowler for Rajasthan as he picked up two huge wickets and only gave 25 runs in the 4-overs spell.
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GT vs RR: Match Report
Gujarat with a fiery start with the bowl
Rajasthan Royals had a poor start during the chase and it looked like Gujarat will once again get the better of Rajasthan, just like they did in the IPL 2022 Final. Their best player Buttler got dismissed for a duck, credits to Shami. Jaiswal wasn’t able to step up again as he had to go back to the dugout after Hardik Pandya dismissed him for only 1 run.
Padikkal started well but once again failed to go big as Rashid Khan removed him from the crease for 26 runs. Riyan Parag has been the most wasted player for Rajasthan and he once again failed the fans with a single-digit score.
Sanju Samson & Hetmyer turned the game and maintained the top spot
Sanju Samson & Hetmyer completely turned the game after Parag’s fall. They did what they are doing this whole season. RR made a brilliant comeback, credits to Samson & Hetmyer. Samson scored a fiery 32-ball 60 runs while Hetmyer remained on the pitch till the end with 26-ball 56. Jurel played a short cameo and Rajasthan finished the chase with 3 wickets & 4 deliveries to spare. Rajasthan only dealt in sixes in the later stage of the chase and that caused GT big time.