The Gujarat Titans needed 12 runs off the final two balls, and Rahul Tewatia pulled back the clock to damage the Punjab franchise once more, hitting two consecutive sixes at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Shubman Gill smashed a brilliant 96 to lead the Gujarat Titans’ run chase, and after his removal, the Titans needed 19 runs off the last over. Hardik Pandya (27) was run out on the second ball of Odean Smith’s last over, and the side needed 13 runs in three balls at one point. Smith next missed a direct shot, allowing Tewatia to attack, and he finished the game with two towering sixes to give the Titans their third consecutive victory. Earlier, Sai Sudharsan, who was making his debut for the franchise, scored 36 off 30 deliveries. Earlier, Liam Livingstone (64) shined for the Punjab Kings as the side put a 190-run target for the Titans.
For his incredible 96 (59) at the top, Shubman Gill is adjudged as the Player of the Match as Gujarat Titans win by 6 wickets in a final-over thriller.
GT vs PBKS Playing XI:
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow(w), Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Matthew Wade(w), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande
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