‘Master Plan’ … Mayang Agarwal’s Action Result: Punjab Advances to 5th Place!

The Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings clashed in the 48th league match of the 15th season of the IPL.

Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat first. At the DOY Patel Stadium, where the match takes place, the team that chooses to bowl has won the most number of times. Still Hardik chose to bat as Pandya Dilla.

Gujarat innings:

Gujarat openers Schubman Gill 9 (6), Hardik Pandya 1 (7), David Miller 11 (14) and Rahul Devadia 11 (13) did not score big in the first innings.

At the other end, however, Sai Sudarshan continued to play casually and add runs. Thus, the Gujarat team crossed 100+ runs. In the end Sudarshan scored 64 (50). Gujarat scored 143/8 in 20 overs. Kagiso Rabada took 4/33 wickets.

Punjab innings:

Shikhar Dhawan 62 (53), Rajapaksa 40 (28) and Livingston 30 (10) were the top scorers for the Punjab Kings as they chased down the target. Thus, the Punjab Kings scored 145/2 in 16 overs and won by 8 wickets.

Mayank Agarwal, who could have banged in the opener, did not bang in the match. He fielded only the action players and decided to finish the match fast to raise the net run rate.

Similarly, the Punjab team is currently advancing to 5th position with 5 wins in 10 matches.