In Match 40 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by five wickets at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
Chasing a massive target of 196, Gujarat started pretty well as Shubman Gill, and Wriddhiman Saha added 69 runs for the opening wicket. Before the pair could go further, Umran Malik destroyed the GT batting order with his fiery pace.
Malik went on to take a sensational five-wicket haul and kept Sunrisers’ dominance over Gujarat. The right-armer removed both the openers before dismissing the likes of Hardik Pandya (10), David Miller (17), and Abhinav Manohar (0).
Just as the match was slipping out of GT’s hands, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan pulled out a miraculous effort to take their side home. Tewatia with an unbeaten 40 off 21 balls and Rashid with an undefeated 31 from 11 deliveries helped GT register a thrilling win by five wickets.
Earlier, Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram propelled SRh to a big total after the early blows. The pair formed a scintillating partnership of 96 runs for the third wicket to provide a solid foundation. Alzarri Joseph broke the vital stand by cleaning up Abhishek for a well-made 65 off 42 balls, with the help of nine boundaries, including three sixes.
Similarly, Markram also shined with the bat smashing his third half-century this season. The right-handed batter scored 56 from 40 deliveries, including five boundaries. Tailender Shashank Singh provided a late blitz with a quickfire 6-ball 25 to help SRH post 195/6 in 20 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
WHAT. A. GAME! 👌👌
WHAT. A. FINISH! 👍👍
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 27, 2022
If anyone can,,,,Rashid Khan🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) April 27, 2022
What a game of cricket !! #UmranMalik top spell but one bowler can’t win you the game ! @rashidkhan_19 u beauty @rahultewatia02 great partnership . Aur yeh nehra ji ki smile 😁 off side #SRHvsGT #IPL2022 at its best
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 27, 2022
Last over and 4 sixes 😱
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) April 27, 2022
Does Rashid Khan with the bat also remind you of Leander Paes at the net. Such fast hands ….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 27, 2022
Gujarat Titans chase 22 off 6 balls, the second highest target achieved in 20th over in IPL history. The highest is 23 runs – MS Dhoni (RPS) vs Axar Patel (KXIP) in Vizag in 2016. #IPL2022
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) April 27, 2022
On a day when Umran Malik produces an extraordinary performance, his side ends up on losing side. Fantastic finish from Tewatia & Rashid. Great start from Saha: highlights his value
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 27, 2022
Knockout finish from R&R 👊
What a finish 🔥#GTvSRH
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 27, 2022
Incredible that Rashid Khan, already one of the very best T20 bowlers in the world, can still become ever more valuable as a T20 cricketer.
Long been a feeling his batting isn't used enough; batting at 7, 4 sixes to chase 22 from the final over shows the value of his hitting.
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) April 27, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 27, 2022
Gujarat Titans – table toppers in #IPL2022 with 14 points.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 27, 2022