Gujarat Titans kept their nerve as they sealed a win by 8 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders in a last-over thriller.
Despite Andre Russell’s 48 off 25, KKR failed to chase a target of 157. Russell remained the highest scorer for KKR with Rinku Singh being the second-highest scorer with 35 runs in 28 balls.
For GT, all 5 bowlers picked up wickets to restrict KKR to 148/8 in 20 overs. Mohammad Shami, Yash Dayal & Rashid Khan picked up 2 wickets each while Alzarri Joseph & Lockie Ferguson managed 1 scalp each to their name.
In the first innings, Hardik Pandya yet again played a captain’s knock as he helped Gujarat Titans to a total of 156/9 in 20 overs.
Pandya came on to bat at number three and smacked 67 runs in 49 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes. Pandya added 75 runs in 56 balls with Saha (25) for the second wicket and 50 runs in 35 balls with David Miller (27) for the third wicket.
For KKR, Andre Russell picked up 4 wickets in the only over he bowled in the match – the 20th over, while Tim Southee picked up 3 wickets. Umesh Yadav and Shivam Mavi picked up 1 wicket each.