In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, defending champions Gujarat Titans produced another interesting encounter by winning the last ball of the match against Punjab Kings by 6 wickets. it was the ice man Rahul Tewatia Who hit the match-winning boundary for his team when 4 runs were required off the last two balls. While the moment was heroic enough, Ian Bishop’s comment on the occasion served as the icing on the cake.
Rahul Tewatia has developed a habit of putting up match-winning performances against Punjab. Last season, Gujarat needed 12 runs from the last two balls to win the match against the same opponents. Tewatia hit two consecutive sixes to propel his team’s chase.
Although the task was not as big this time, Tewatia was there to take his team across the line.
Seeing Tewatia score the match-winning boundary, Bishop said on commentary: “The Ice Man, Rahul Tewatia does it again. One of the most prolific finishers the game has seen in the IPL in recent times.”
@rahultewatia02 Rahul Tewatia does
he runs to win @gujarat_titans
– Indian Premier League (@IPL) April 13, 2023
Seeing another match end in a close contest, the Gujarat Titans captain hardik pandya Said after the match that he would appreciate it if his team’s matches did not end the way they have been doing in the last few matches.
“To be honest, I would not appreciate going so deep into this game. We definitely had a lot to learn from this game. That’s the beauty of the game, it’s never over until it’s over. Let’s go back to the drawing board.” need to go.” He bowled really well. Luckily all our batsmen are in good form. We need to take risks and play shots in the middle overs, need to make sure the game doesn’t go too deep.
“The ball was drying, but the wicket was bad. It was not a surprise when Mohit and Alzarri were bowling. They have worked very hard, they have shown patience and their time has come.” [on Mohit], It would have been a tough pill to swallow if the game had gone the other way. I like to finish the game first, not a big fan of taking it till the last over,” he said after the match.
With this victory, Gujarat has reached the third position in the points table.
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