Match 62: Gujarat Titans won by 7 wickets
The Gujarat Titans (GT) resumed their winning streak in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 7 wickets. Wriddhiman Saha's unbeaten 67* at the top helped GT to a 7-wicket victory as they successfully chased down the score with five balls to spare. GT got off to a good start in their chase for 134 after Wriddhiman Saha smashed three fours in the first over. Mukesh Choudhary gave the wicketkeeper-batter a reprieve in the third over. In the fifth over, Saha hit his first six of the innings.
After Gill hit successive fours, the fifty partnership was up for the first wicket, and GT were 53-0 after six overs. After Gill was caught LBW, Pathirana broke the partnership, and GT were 81/1 at the midway stage. After Wade was caught at long-on, Moeen Ali gave the second breakthrough. In the 14th over, Pathirana took his second wicket, dismissing GT captain Hardik Pandya. GT needed 17 runs off the remaining four overs after Saha reached his half-century. GT won by seven wickets as David Miller joined Saha at the crease and completed the chase with five balls to spare.
CSK, who chose to bat first, made four changes to their lineup: N Jagadeesan, Prashant Solanki, Mitchell Santner, and Matheesha Pathirana. After Devon Conway was caught behind, Mohammad Shami gave an early breakthrough for GT. CSK were 47/1 after 6 overs when Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali increased the scoring rate and added three sixes during the powerplay. Moeen Ali holed out at deep mid-wicket in the ninth over, ending the fifty-run partnership for the second wicket. After CSK were 73/2 at the halftime mark, GT kept things tight with the ball. Gaikwad continued to attack, and N Jagadeesan joined him.
Ruturaj Gaikwad reached fifty before Jagadeesan hit his first maximum of the innings, bringing CSK to 109/2 with five overs remaining. Rashid Khan claimed Wade caught Ruturaj Gaikwad in the deep for a crucial wicket. Alazarri Joseph bowled the next over and Shivam Dube was caught behind. The next two overs produced only 11 runs before Shami claimed his second wicket, dismissing the CSK captain in the last over, bringing the first innings total to 133/5.
Scores: Gujarat Titans 137/3 (Wriddhiman Saha 67*, Mathew Wade 20; Matheesha Pathirana 2-24) beat Chennai Super Kings 133/5 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 53, N Jagadeesan 39*; Mohammad Shami 2-19) by 7 wickets.
Match 63: Rajasthan Royals won by 24 runs
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) won their eighth match in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Sunday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, defeating the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) by 24 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal's important 41 at the top and Trent Boult's economical stats of 2/18 helped RR to a 24-run victory. LSG were 15/0 after two overs, chasing 179, until Trent Boult dismissed Quinton de Kock and Ayush Badoni with consecutive deliveries. While Neesham dismissed de Kock with a superb catch inside the circle, Badoni was trapped LBW by the left-arm seamer.
KL Before being caught by Jaiswal inside the circle off Prasidh Krishna's bowling, Rahul struck an excellent lofted shot for a maximum. LSG found themselves in a difficult situation at 34-3 at the end of the powerplay. After both batsman scored sixes, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya stitched an important partnership for the 4th wicket. At the end of ten overs, LSG were 66-3, and the fifty partnership between the two was complete. After Jos Buttler and Riyan Parag performed a stunning relay catch to eliminate Krunal Pandya, Ravi Ashwin ended the partnership.
Hooda's half-century came in the 15th over, and LSG needed 72 off 30 deliveries. Hooda was stumped by the opposition captain, and Chahal took the crucial wicket of the all-rounder. Jason Holder and Dushmantha Chameera were both dismissed by Obed McCoy in the same over. Marcus Stoinis' maximum reduced the equation to 49 off 12 points. The penultimate over produced 15 runs, and LSG needed 34 runs off six deliveries. LSG fell 25 runs short of the mark when Stoinis smashed the first ball for six, but was caught in the outfield on the next ball.
RR made two changes to their eleven after opting to bat first. Jimmy Neesham and Obed McCoy were chosen in the eleven. Yashasvi Jaiswal got things started with two straight fours, but LSG got their first wicket when Avesh Khan rattled Jos Buttler's stumps. Skipper Sanju Samson accompanied Jaiswal in dealing with boundaries. Jaiswal hit three fours and a six in the powerplay's final over, scoring 21 runs. After Samson added three fours, the fifty partnership was up for the second wicket. After the RR skipper was caught at deep point, Jason Holder ended the 64-run stand.
Devdutt Padikkal got things rolling right away with a four and a six, and RR were 90/2 at the midway point. Ayush Badoni claimed a wicket in the 12th over, dismissing Jaiswal with a catch off his own bowling. After Padikkal's slog sweep failed to clear the ropes in the 14th over, Bishnoi added to his wicket tally. In the next three overs, Jimmy Neesham and Riyan Parag added two fours and a six. RR were 149/4 in the 18th over before losing two wickets. Neesham was run-out for 14 while Riyan parag dug himself a hole in the deep. Trent Boult hit successive fours in the penultimate over as RR piled on 24 runs in the final two overs to post a 178/6 first innings total.
Scores: Rajasthan Royals 178/6 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 41, Devdutt Padikkal 39; Ravi Bishnoi 2-31) beat Lucknow Super Giants 154/8 (Deepak Hooda 59, Marcus Stoinis 27; Trent Boult 2-18) by 24 runs.