GT vs LSG: Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants in last-over thriller
IPL 2022, GT vs LSG: Gujarat Titans came up with a collective effort as they clinched a thriller in the battle of newbies against Lucknow Super Giants in Mumbai on Monday. Mohammed Shami and Rahul Tewatia starred in the win for Hardik Pandya’s men.
Gujarat Titans began their IPL journey with a hard-fought win on Monday
Heartbreak for Rahul’s LSG despite Hooda, Badoni heroics
Shami, Tewatia and Miller shone for Hardik-led new team
Gujarat Titans beat Lucknow Super Giants in the first ever Indian Premier League match for both teams. Mohammed Shami, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia starred for GT at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium even as LSG suffered due to some bizarre captaincy from KL Rahul who persisted with spinners against two aggressive batters even as due made it difficult for the slower bowlers.
After electing to bowl, Gujarat Titans had Lucknow Super Giants by the scruff of their neck thanks to Mohammed Shami who picked three wickets in a three-over spell with the new ball. KL Rahul was out for a golden duck before Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni scored half-centuries to bail LSG out of trouble and give their bowlers something to work with.
Gujarat Titans lost Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar early but skipper Hardik Pandya steadied the innings with Matthew Wade falling in quick succession. David Miller and Rahul Tewatia then exploited the conditions to take a full toll on the LSG spinners to bring GT within touching distance of the LSG total.
Gujarat Titans needed 11 off the final over and Abhinav Manohar hit boundaries off the first two balls to ease the equation for his team. Lucknow Super Giants fans would have been left stunned as their best bowler Dushmantha Chameera ended up bowling only three overs out of his full quota of four.