KKR celebrating stunning win against Gujarat Titans (Image Credit:- Twitter)
KKR pulled of the best finish in the IPL history when Rinku Singh hit 5 consecutive sixes of Yash Dayal in the final over to chase down 205 set by Gujarat Titans. He scored 48* runs from 21 balls and named Player of the Match.
In the absence of Hardik Pandya Gujarat Titans vice captain Rashid Khan lead them in this match.
Vijay Shankar’s innings of 63 runs from 24 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes powers Gujarat Titans to finish their innings strongly. Sai Sudharsan 53(38) once again impressed one and all with his half century knock. Opener S Gill who was in sublime form of his career gives his team a good start with his 39 runs from 31 balls.
Sunil Narine (3/33) again showed his class by picking the top 3 batters of the opponent side. Suyash Sharma (1/35) is the other wicket taker for KKR.
V Iyer scored 83 runs from just 40 balls (Image Credit:- Twitter)
KKR lost their openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz 15(12) and Narayan Jagadheesan 6(8) cheaply in the chase. Venkatesh Iyer 83 runs from 40 balls including 8 fours and 5 sixes with strike rate of 207.50 and captain Nithish Rana’s 45(29) kept them in the game. Both put together 100 runs from 55 balls.
Rashid Khan who came to bowl in the 17th over of the innings took hat trick by dismissing Andre Ruseel 1(2) , Sunil Narine 0(1) and Shardul Thakur 0(1) who was hero for KKR in their last game.
R Khan took Hat Trick in the 17th over of the innings (Image Credit:- Twitter)
48 still away to win in last 3 overs Rinku Singh pulled off the innings of his life especially in the final over by hitting 5 consecutive sixes of Yash Dayal when they needed 28 more.
Rashid Khan (3/37) , Alzari Joseph (2/27) , Mohammed Shami (1/28) and Josh Little (1/45) are the wicket takers for Gujarat Titans.
Impact Player (KKR):- Venkatesh Iyer in for Suyash Sharma
Impact Player(GT):- Josh Little in for Sai Sudharshan
Player of the Match:- Rinku Singh 48*(21)