Mumbai, April 27: Pacer’s maiden fife Umran Malik (5/25) was in vain as Gujarat Titans beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in an IPL 2022 match at Wankhede Stadium, here on Wednesday.
Invited to bat first, brilliant fifties from Abhishek Sharma (65 for 42), Aiden Markram (56 for 40) and a late blitz from Shashank Singh (25 not for 6) propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to 195/6 in 20 overs.
Mohammed Shami (3/39), Yash Dayal (1/24), Alzarri Joseph (1/35) were the ground takers for Gujarat.
Chasing a grand total, goalkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha shattered a solid half century (68 of 38) and kept Gujarat alive in the chase. However, apart from him, most of the Gujarat batsmen – Shubman Gill (22), David Miller (17), Hardik Pandya (10) could not score much despite starting.
But, further down the order, it was Rahul Tewatia (40 no out of 21) and Rashid Khan (31 no out of 11) who kept Gujarat in the game until the final over.
Gujarat needed 22 runs in the last part of innings pitched by Marco Jansen and Tewatia hit a six while Rashid hit three sixes to get his team to victory lane.
Short scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad — 195/6 in 20 Overs (Abhishek Sharma 65, Aiden Markram 56; Mohammed Shami 3/39) lost to Gujarat Titans 199/5 in 20 Overs (Wriddhiman Saha 68, Rahul Tewatia 40 out; Umran Malik 5/25) for 5 terranes