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TATA IPL 2022 | Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals: A look at the key moments in the match

David Miller smashed three successive sixes in the last over as first-timer Gujarat Titans breezed into the final of the Indian Premier League with a dominant seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on May 24.

May 25, 2022 / 06:54 PM IST
David Miller smashed three successive sixes in the last over as first-timer Gujarat Titans breezed into the final of the Indian Premier League with a dominant seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on May 24. (Image: IPL)
David Miller smashed three successive sixes in the last over as first-timer Gujarat Titans breezed into the final of the Indian Premier League with a dominant seven-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals on May 24. (Image: IPL)
Miller blazed 68 off 38 balls and captain Hardik Pandya scored an equally splendid 40 off 27 balls as Gujarat cruised to 191-3 with three balls to spare. (Image: IPL)
Miller blazed 68 off 38 balls and captain Hardik Pandya scored an equally splendid 40 off 27 balls as Gujarat cruised to 191-3 with three balls to spare. (Image: IPL)
Both Gujarat batters decimated the spin threat of the tournament’s top wicket-taker, Yuzvendra Chahal (0-32), after Jos Buttler’s masterful 89 had lifted Rajasthan’s total to 188-6. (Image: IPL)
Both Gujarat batters decimated the spin threat of the tournament’s top wicket-taker, Yuzvendra Chahal (0-32), after Jos Buttler’s masterful 89 had lifted Rajasthan’s total to 188-6. (Image: IPL)
Trent Boult had given Rajasthan an early breakthrough when he had Wriddhiman Saha caught behind off a superb second ball which nipped away from the right-hander and got a faint edge. (Image: IPL)
Trent Boult had given Rajasthan an early breakthrough when he had Wriddhiman Saha caught behind off a superb second ball which nipped away from the right-hander and got a faint edge. (Image: IPL)
But Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade both played significant cameos of 35 runs each before Miller and Pandya led the way for Gujarat, which had topped the league stage with 10 wins. (Image: IPL)
But Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade both played significant cameos of 35 runs each before Miller and Pandya led the way for Gujarat, which had topped the league stage with 10 wins. (Image: IPL)
Obed McCoy raised Rajasthan's hopes when the left-arm West Indian fast bowler gave away only seven runs in the penultimate over, in which Miller raised his fifty off 34 balls with a single. (Image: IPL)
Obed McCoy raised Rajasthan's hopes when the left-arm West Indian fast bowler gave away only seven runs in the penultimate over, in which Miller raised his fifty off 34 balls with a single. (Image: IPL)
But Miller kept his nerves and smacked Krishna’s first ball over long on before hitting the fast bowler for two big sixes over midwicket and cruised his team to a dream IPL final in its debut season. (Image: IPL)
But Miller kept his nerves and smacked Krishna’s first ball over long on before hitting the fast bowler for two big sixes over midwicket and cruised his team to a dream IPL final in its debut season. (Image: IPL)
Earlier, Buttler’s astonishing run of form continued as the Englishman raised his tally of runs to 718 with three centuries and four solid half centuries from 15 games. (Image: IPL)
Earlier, Buttler’s astonishing run of form continued as the Englishman raised his tally of runs to 718 with three centuries and four solid half centuries from 15 games. (Image: IPL)
Luck also favored Buttler as he escaped three dropped catches in an innings which featured a dozen boundaries and two late sixes. (Image: IPL)
Luck also favoured Buttler as he escaped three dropped catches in an innings which featured a dozen boundaries and two late sixes. (Image: IPL)
Captain Sanju Samson played well for his 47 off 26 balls before dragging a catch at long on midway through the innings. Devdutt Paddikal (28) scored freely against the spinners but was tied down by the Gujarat fast bowlers before he played onto Pandya in the 15th over. (Image: IPL)
Captain Sanju Samson played well for his 47 off 26 balls before dragging a catch at long on midway through the innings. Devdutt Paddikal (28) scored freely against the spinners but was tied down by the Gujarat fast bowlers before he played onto Pandya in the 15th over. (Image: IPL)
But Buttler counter-attacked in the death overs and raised his half century off 42 balls. The Englishman hit eight fours and two sixes in the last four overs that also included four boundaries in fast bowler Yash Dayal’s one over and three off Joseph Alzarri's penultimate over. (Image: IPL)
But Buttler counter-attacked in the death overs and raised his half century off 42 balls. The Englishman hit eight fours and two sixes in the last four overs that also included four boundaries in fast bowler Yash Dayal’s one over and three off Joseph Alzarri's penultimate over. (Image: IPL)
Buttler was run out in the last over while going for the second run, but his superlative effort was upstaged by Miller and Pandya’s brilliant run-chase. (Image: IPL) (With inputs from AP)
Buttler was run out in the last over while going for the second run, but his superlative effort was upstaged by Miller and Pandya’s brilliant run-chase. (Image: IPL) (With inputs from AP)
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