Punjab Kings breaks Gujarat Titans’ winning streak

By Piyush

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Gujarat Titans were a win away from becoming the first franchise in IPL 2022 to make to the playoffs, however Punjab Kings have broken their winning streak to book an eight-wicket victory.

Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa rescued PBKS following the quick early blow, but the slow approach in the middle overs left the game in balance.

Nevertheless, Livingstone had other plans as he thrashed Shami for 28 runs in the 16th over to wind-up the trail.

Nothing went right for Gujarat Titans after they chose to bat first.

The openers managed to get off to a quick start ahead of a horrible judgement left Shubman Gill run-out. Wriddhiman Saha continued the terror, but was removed a few overs later and from there Gujarat never managed to revive.

They went with a boundary for as many as 48 deliveris before Tewatia snapped the streak.

Gujarat had their hopes pinned on Tewatia, but he too flunked to deliver, but the unnoticed Sai Sudarshan made a hard-fought 64* amidst Kagiso Rabada’s second successive four-wicket haul which counted the removals of Tewatia and Rashid Khan off consecutive balls.

Gujarat ended with 143 for 8. Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya chose to bat first following winning the toss.

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