Finishes off in style, does Tewatia. Creams a lofted cover drive from a full ball outside off inside-out in the gap to the fence.
RCB left a few runs with the bat, as Faf said, but Kohli's return to the runs was an uptick. Is that enough of a solace though? Whatever is the case, it's better on the opposition's side because Titans' ability to convert and close games has been phenomenal. With 16 points, they have a foot in the playoffs. MI vs RR is on, you can check it out here. Thank you for tuning to our coverage. I'm Ekanth, signing off on behalf of my fellow commentator, Debayan Sen, and our scorers, Thilak and Ranjith.
Rahul Tewatia is the Player of the Match for 43* (25). He becomes the seventh player in Gujarat Titans' squad to win the award this season
Mayank: "Lots of blunders by RCB today, underbowling Maxwell On a pitch which supported spinners and when opposition had plenty of left handers,Rawat dropping Miller,Solid but slow knock by Kohli costed them around 20-30 runs and lack of DK's finishing prowess today proved costly."
David Miller, 39* (24): Another game with Tewatia was great, it's important to have such performances to get to the playoffs. Playing a lot of gof helped, but being relaxed with Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten in the coaches list helped. (On Hardik) He's taken to captaincy well, his batting is good. He's level-headed off the field and has managed the atmosphere excellently. Role clarity is essential, we are feeding off each other. Hope we put a well-rounded performance soon to go one step better from now, where we are doing well in parts. We have been good in the powerplay. It was pretty hot, so we will have a few ice-baths and cold beers.
Faf du Plessis, RCB Captain: We tried to get 175-180. They bowled well in the middle and kept us down. We started well with the ball but they played under pressure really well as they are in the tournament. Patidar played really well and with confidence. After two bad performances with the bat, coming back was good. But the bowlers being taken down by good batting took it their way. There was big side on one side, and there was one over (4th last) where most balls went to the legside. (On Virat) It was a huge step in the right direction to get a solid 50. You want one of your top 4 to get the 70s in the future, so it's good.
7:18 pm: The players shake hands after Tewatia pumps and thumps in celebrations. The animated flex was on, Miller raised his hands, and the dugout got up to roar as Titans complete an excellent victory. Gill and Saha got off to a start but the lag for GT came at the start, unlike RCB, who had it at the end.
Good length outside off, glided to third man for one
Whacks a full ball on off through the gap at wide-mid off, and that should be goodnight nurse for RCB. He whipped it after using the crease to go back and get elevation and placed it to the left of long-on
Wide yorker, it was on the tramline and the marginal call is given in the batter's favour. Miller held back from playing at it.
Tewatia has no issues finding access as he smacks an aerial extra cover-drive over the boundary! He danced down and went diagonally to manufacture room, he smoked the full ball off the middle and it sailed over. There were no fielders there so it was a safe shot.
Miller is frustrated with himself as he pulls a short ball around the head over middle to deep-midwicket. But it sat up and Miller had his front leg out the way which may have limited access
14 needed off 8
Ravin: "Virat's effort to get back into form cost around 20 runs for the team.......it could prove costly now"
Yorker on leg goes to short-fine leg. Was there an inside edge? Did it go just off the boot? Was it in-line? We will find out as RCB review. It is clearly off the bat, the third umpire does not even need Ultra-Edge to confirm. Review lost.
Vaibhav Laddha: "Change in franchisee have done wonders to a few players. Tewatia is one of them. At RR, he played that one extraordinary inning, but rest of the stint was pretty ordinary. At GT this season, he is emerging as a consistent finisher."
Slower bouncer into the pitch goes away with the angle outside off, it's pulled into the ground to the right of deep-midwicket
Good length ball just outside off, driven to deep point
Tewatia buys time after running a quick two
They push for two and get it! It was a slower ball on a good length on middle. Tewatia pushed it to deep point. The throw was a bit off, the keeper tried to flick it to his right on to the stumps but could not manage it. Would have been out had it hit!
19 off 12 needed. Harshal starts from over the wicket
Smacks a pull into the ground to the short side at deep-square leg! There were two men at the deep but none close, the length ball outside off is not a good option for Josh this time.
Bharatthej: "My brain just goes off with team strategy to tewatiya. They keep bowling over the wicket at middle and leg. Bowl around the wicket and wide outside off. "
Another knuckle ball into the pitch goes outside off and is pulled to deep-mid wicket
Cover driven for four! Sets up for the knuckle ball. Gets a full ball outside off and he eases into the cover drive for a four
Rahul helps himself to a flick over fine-leg for six! The full-paced ball was on a full length but down leg, so Rahul whipped it over long-leg for an 88-metre six.
Lovely knuckle ball at a hard length just outside off bounces high, goes over the midriff to beat the push
Slower one into the pitch over off is pulled by Tewatia after a shuffle across. It goes in the gap at midwicket to the deep along the ground, so they take an easy two
Josh returns from over the wicket
Santhosh: "Mentioned during the break 170 should be competitive enough, but with siraj in team another 20 runs is required for RCB." A bit harsh but potentially true
In the other game, MI have won the toss and elected to field first.
Slower one outside off on a full length, the 107 kmph ball is driven to deep cover
Full outside off, another cutter from wide of the crease. It's driven to mid-off
Very short cutter at 121 kmph on off is pulled into the leg by Miller, the ball goes in front on the pitch
Underedges a pull off a cutter on the armpits, it lands in the gap in front of square and goes slow to allow two
|Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Royal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||30 April 2022 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Gujarat Titans 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0|