Puno, May 10: Leg-spinning Rashid Khan claimed 4/24, and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (2/7) and Yash Dayal (2/24) complemented his efforts as Gujarat Titans edged Lucknow Super Giants 82 in 13.5 to pen a win. of 62 runs. in a low-scoring match at IPL 2022 and secured their place in the playoffs.
Rashid Khan and the Gujarat bowlers got into the act after Shubman Gill (63 not out) hit a half-century of struggle to help the Gujarat Titans to 144/4 in 20 overs, a score that turned out to be enough in a field where the ball was stuck and came out slow.
The Gujarat bowlers sent in a good line and length and hit at regular intervals as the Lucknow Super Giants never recovered from the hits as they fell to a heavy defeat.
Rashid Khan claimed his first four-fer at IPL 2022 when he claimed the wickets of Deepak Hooda (27), Krunal Pandya (5), Ayush Badoni (8) and Jason Holder (1) in 3.5 overs.
The Afghanistan player sprang into action after pacemaker Mohammed Shami, who again got Lucknow skipper and India teammate KL Rahul (8) cheaply, and Yash Dayal sent back Quintan de Kock (11 ) and debutant Karan Sharma (4) to reduce Lucknow Super Giants to 33/3 in the 6th.
Rashid lured Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni out of the crease and Wriddhiman Saha removed the bails in an instant to leave the batsmen stranded in no man’s land. He then tricked Jason Holder with a well-concealed broken leg and the West Indies batsman narrowly missed and took a hit to the rear leg.
In the middle, Marcus Stoinis was left without a non-existent second run and Lucknow dropped to 70/8. Deepak Hooda, who had held one winger up until now, tried to give Rashid the charge in a desperate attempt, but his sweep shot high for goalkeeper Wriddhiman Saha to complete a well-timed save.
Avesh Khan hit two straight sixes off Rashid Khan before he was left stuck in the DRS after Saha convinced Hardik Pandya to go to the video arbiter, who spotted a weak edge.
Thus, Lucknow dropped to their lowest total of IPL 2022 and the first score under one hundred of the event as Gujarat Titans emerged as deserving winners.
Earlier, Gill fought a lonely battle as other Gujarat batsmen were met by a disciplined bowling attack from LSG after captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bat first. Pandya wanted to test the ability of his batsmen to prepare a good total. They were tested, but while Gill passed that test with flying colors, others were not up to the task.
Short scores: Gujarat Titans 144/4 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 63 outs, David Miller 26, Rahul Tewatia 22 outs; Avesh Khan 2/26) beat Lucknow Super Giants 82 in 13.5 overs (Deepak Hooda 27; Rashid Khan 4/24, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore 2/7)