In the match to be held on Tuesday, the Lucknow team was all out for just 82 runs. Gujarat’s star spinner Rashid Khan broke Lucknow’s back by taking four wickets. Gujarat have won 9 out of their 12 matches of the season. On the other hand, the team of Lucknow reached the second place from the top after this defeat. He needs to register one more win to qualify for the playoffs. Due to the good performance of the bowlers, the Lucknow team got a target of only 145 runs. In the chase, the team got caught up in the spin of Titans spinners Rashid Khan (4/24) and R Sai Kishore (2/7) and were all out for just 82 runs.
Marcus Stoinis Strong Player
The Lucknow team is yet to take a decision regarding Lucknow’s all-rounder player Marcus Stoinis. It has not been decided at which number to feed this great player. Captain Lokesh Rahul keeps feeding them in the third, fourth, fifth position according to the need. On Tuesday, Stoinis had high hopes but he got out in a funny way.
Marcus Stoinis run out
In the 12th over of Lucknow Super Giants’ innings, Gujarat Titans leg-spinner Rashid Khan came to bowl. On the second ball of this over from Rashid Khan, Lucknow Super Giants batsman Deepak Hooda played a sweep shot and started running to take two runs. But, Deepak Hooda slipped while taking the second run. At the same time, Marcus Stoinis, who was at the other end, had gone far ahead of the crease for the second run.
david miller amazing fielder
Gujarat Titans fielder David Miller made a throw towards wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and Saha ran out Marcus Stoinis. Marcus Stoinis got out after scoring just two runs. Deepak Hooda also could not do much after Marcus Stoinis was run out and was caught by Mohammed Shami off Rashid Khan’s ball. Deepak Hooda was dismissed after scoring 27 runs.
Hardik Pandya’s clever decision
It is rare when the captain who loses the toss says that he has got what he wanted. But it happened when Gujarat Titans won the toss and decided to bat first in the match played on Tuesday at MCA Stadium in Pune. On Hardik Pandya’s decision, Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul said that he wanted to bowl first. Rahul felt that batting first could be a bit ‘tricky’. It happened even when the innings of Gujarat Titans, full of big hitters, progressed very slowly. Alam was that Shubman Gill remained not out while opening but he scored only 63 runs. However, due to his contribution, Gujarat gave Lucknow a target of 145 runs. Eventually it was proved that Hardik’s decision to bat first was right.
in the last overs
Due to the accurate bowling of the bowlers of Lucknow, Gujarat had added only 92 runs for three wickets in 15 overs of their innings. Opener Gill was a little aware of the ball coming off the pitch. He first added 52 runs for the fourth wicket with David Miller (26 runs, 24 balls). However, these runs came in 41 balls. After this, Gill got the support of Rahul Tewatia (22 * runs, 16 balls). Both shared an unbeaten partnership of 41 runs in four overs for the fifth wicket. Gujarat’s account added 52 runs in the last five overs. This also includes 16 runs from the last over of Jason Holder. Before Shubman, the incident of scoring so few runs while remaining unbeaten happened six years ago. Then Shikhar Dhawan was not out after scoring 56 * runs (53 balls) while opening in an IPL match.