The Pandya-Nehra duo have got a dream start in this IPL but they must be aware that fortune and results often change dramatically in IPL one season after another
Gujarat Titans won the Indian Premier League at its first attempt with all-rounder Hardik Pandya leading his team to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in final on May 29.
IPL 2022 final: Debut team Gujarat Titans lifted the IPL trophy after defeating Rajasthan Royals.
IPL 2022 final: The teams led by Hardik Pandya and Sanju Samson will play the deciding match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad at 8 pm.
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.
Miller acknowledges that his success in this season of the cricket tournament is due to the full backing of his team.
The weather conditions in Kolkata continues to be a concern for the upcoming Rajasthan Royals match against Gujarat Titans at Eden.
"We now understand what the personality of the team is, what our performance flow is as a team and how each guy performs at his best." - Gary Kirsten on the Gujarat Titans
Virat Kohli (73 off 54) and captain Fa du Plessis (44 off 38) shared a match-winning 115-run opening stand before Glenn Maxwell (40 not out off 18) went ballistic to ensure the team got home in 18.4 overs.
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Addressing what went wrong with Lucknow Super Giants, mentor Gautam Gambhir said, "We have beaten sides in this competition but I felt today we lacked the game sense."
"It is the year of the startups, the newcomers! LSG and GT on top of the IPL league prove this," Harsh Goenka tweeted.
The top teams in the league have skippers who have led by example while the teams that struggle also have leaders playing below par.
Rashid Khan is enduring an ordinary IPL this year with the ball in terms of wickets, but the Gujarat Titans spinner is not to bothered about the scalps as long as he can produce economical spells for his team.
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Umran Malik picked up the wickets of Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller and Abhinav Manohar in SunRisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans IPL match.
Most often, such bowling efforts end up on the winning side. But, Malik was not lucky on the day.
With the confidence of having won matches from precarious situations before, Tewatia and Rashid had different plans when Sunrisers thought they were well on course to victory.
However, poor bowling by T Natarajan (19th) and Marco Jansen (20th) allowed Gujarat Titans to register a thrilling last-ball victory, ending SRH's five-match winning streak in an exciting fashion.
Veteran India pacer Shami wreaked havoc in his first spell of two overs, taking the wickets of new opening pair of Sam Billings (4) and Sunil Narine (5) to reduce KKR to 2/10 in the third over. KKR's decision to promote Billings to open the innings backfired while Narine failed for the second time at the top of the order.
Skipper Pandya, who missed the last game, is back for Gujarat Titans. He replaced all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
Rashid, known worldwide for some unorthodox hitting, came very effective and his runs mattered the most in Titans winning by three wickets in the end.
Miller, with his man-of-the-match performance, more than made up for the absence of Titans' regular captain Hardik Pandya.
Miller was on strike when 13 were needed off the last over, and Jordan’s bad evening continued with the South African in a destructive mood.
With their fourth win in five games, Gujarat Titans displaced the Rajasthan Royals from the top of the points table. It was Royals' second loss in five games. With their fourth win in five games, the Titans displaced the Royals from the top of the points table.