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GT vs PBKS, 17th Match at Ahmedabad, IPL, Apr 04 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
17th Match (N), Ahmedabad, April 04, 2024, Indian Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, T:200) 200/7

PBKS won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
61* (29)
shashank-singh
Cricinfo's MVP
112.17 ptsImpact List
shashank-singh
Match centre 
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Scorecard summary
Gujarat Titans 199/4(20 overs)
89* (48)
2/44 (4)
Punjab Kings 200/7(19.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
PBKS112.1761(29)78.92112.17--0
GT97.9389(48)95.697.93--0
GT72.23--02/323.2472.23
PBKS40.6735(24)36.3840.67--0
PBKS40.14--02/442.0440.14

Shashank's heroics made sure that our heart rates went up towards the end. And so the points table wears an exciting look with both Titans and Kings in the middle. That's all from us for tonight. Do join us tomorrow as well, when CSK take on SRH. Till then, take care! Ciao!

11:30pm Time for the presentation

Shikhar Dhawan Kings captain: "It was an amazing game. Very, very close. Boys did the job. Plan was to give a good start, but I got out early. We lost a few wickets early and Shashank came and played a tremendous knock. When you are chasing a big total, you have to keep the momentum going. Shashank showed his class. Magnificent knock. He timed the ball so nicely, it looked effortless. He kept his cool and finished the game. He started from No. 7 and is now showing his positive mindset. Ashutosh also came in and took the game well. The two young boys were keeping their calm and soaking the pressure."

Shashank Singh, Player of the Match: "Still trying to sink in. Visualised all these things, but when it turned into reality, proud of the effort. Coach told me to react to the ball. The wicket is very good, the bounce was good. 200 scored by both teams, so the wicket was fantastic. They are the legends of the game, but when I go to bat I think I am the best. You get experience, couldn't get a lot of matches before. Here the owners and coaching staff backed me. I was very confident."

11:14pm What drama! Kings finally stall their losing run, and it is the second-highest successful chase against Titans in the IPL. Kings steadily lost wickets at the start but what they did not fail to do was keep up with the asking rate. Prabhsimran and Bairstow first, Jitesh a bit, and then Shashank and Ashutosh at the end kept the hits coming and helped the side hunt down the 200-run target. What a platform the IPL is for these unheralded players. Two of them shine and take their team across the line. Did Titans miss a trick but not bringing in the sixth bowler earlier? Should they have promoted Omarzai with the bat, perhaps ahead of Vijay? Lots to dissect for them.

Shubman Gill, Titans captain, gives Mohit Sharma the Purple Cap: "Couple of catches went down. Never easy on a wicket like this when you drop catches. Difficult to defend runs in these conditions. The new ball was doing something. There are always areas to improve. I think 200 was good enough. We were in the game till the 15th over. When you drop catches, you will be in trouble. The way Nalkande bowled in the last match, we went to him for the last over. This is IPL for you - people who you have not seen will come and win games."

Ashutosh Sharma: "I would like to thank Punjab Kings for believing in me. Happy that our team has won. Personal performance happens, but main thing is for the team to win. [Mindset] Shikhar [Dhawan] has told me a lot of things mentally. I was like 'I will do it'. I have won games for my team, so I had the belief. Sanjay Bangar also believed in me, he spoke to me a lot during camps, and that helped. Back home, I had worked with Amay Khurasiya, my coach. He said you will do well when you get the chance."

19.5
1lb
Nalkande to Shashank Singh, 1 leg bye

They steal a leg-bye and Kings stop Titans' home-run! Nalkande spears it full on pads, Shashank looks to flick but gets it off the pads. Saha dives and stops it but it is not enough to prevent the single. Titans review, but the impact is also outside leg

Only midwicket is out in the deep now

19.4
4
Nalkande to Shashank Singh, FOUR runs

All the luck in the world is with Shashank tonight. Gets a leading edge that flies over point. He looks to whip a length ball across the line but gets the desired result. Not in the desired region though

19.3
1
Nalkande to Harpreet Brar, 1 run

Length ball on middle, off-pace, pulled to deep square leg. 117.1kph

He can bowl short anymore

19.2
Nalkande to Harpreet Brar, no run

Wide or no? Back of a length down leg, Brar gets in line but misses the pull. The umpire gives it wide but Titans review. Is it over his head as well? The TV ump does not think so. And he thinks the batter moved before the ball was bowled. So the wide call has been overturned

DG Nalkande
Darshan Nalkande in death overs (in T20s)
BALLS
52
WKTS
9
4s/6s
3/5
ECON
8.76
AVE
8.44

Gill has a hand on Nalkande's shoulders and shares a few words. Fine leg comes in, mid-on goes back

19.2
1w
Nalkande to Harpreet Brar, 1 wide

Banged short on leg, bounces way over Brar's head. Wide called

Harpreet Brar

19.1
W
Nalkande to Sharma, OUT

And CAN YOU BELIEVE IT Nalkande strikes first ball! Bowls it on a length well outside off, 109.5kph, Ashutosh has to fetch it from there as he looks to heave it across. Holes out to Rashid at long-on and he did not have to move an inch. Job done from Ashutosh though. Or so we think!

Ashutosh Sharma c Rashid Khan b Nalkande 31 (17b 3x4 1x6 19m) SR: 182.35

Only seven needed in the last over, Darshan Nalkande finally to have a bowl

Charan: "That flat-batted patiently waited six of Mohit's deceptive slow ball is highly underrated. "

end of over 1918 runs
PBKS: 193/6CRR: 10.15 RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Shashank Singh57 (27b 5x4 4x6)
Ashutosh Sharma31 (16b 3x4 1x6)
Mohit Sharma 4-0-38-1
Azmatullah Omarzai 4-0-41-1
18.6
6
Mohit to Shashank Singh, SIX runs

Game, set, match? Shashank once again connects one off the meat to set the cheers going in the Kings' camp. Stands still against the back of a length ball outside off, 115kph, and heaves it well over deep square leg

18.5
1
Mohit to Sharma, 1 run

Full toss outside off, hit straight to sweeper cover

18.4
2lb
Mohit to Sharma, 2 leg byes

Low full toss just outside off, he gets across to scoop but gets it off the pads through square leg. The impact clearely was outside off and Titans do not review

This is now Kings' match to lose. They have a win% of 74 now

18.3
2
Mohit to Sharma, 2 runs

Back of a length outside off, once again he goes back and across and hacks it across. Sai Sudharsan does well and keeps it to two

18.2
6
Mohit to Sharma, SIX runs

Ashutosh picks up the slower one and deposits it over deep midwicket. Slower one on a length well outside off, 101kph, he gets into position early and hacks it off the middle

18.1
1
Mohit to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Full on middle, knocked down to long-on

Mohit for the penultimate. Titans have 71% ahead at this point in our win predictor

end of over 1816 runs
PBKS: 175/6CRR: 9.72 RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Ashutosh Sharma22 (12b 3x4)
Shashank Singh50 (25b 5x4 3x6)
Azmatullah Omarzai 4-0-41-1
Mohit Sharma 3-0-22-1
17.6
4
Azmatullah to Sharma, FOUR runs

Another short ball, another four. Sunil Gavaskar on air does not understand the logic of Omarzai continuously bowling short without having the field for it. Ashutosh goes for the pull but gets a top edge well away from short fine leg. 16 off the over

17.5
2
Azmatullah to Sharma, 2 runs

Sai Sudharsan dives full length after getting to his right from long-off, fails to hang on. Full on off, smacked towards long-off but gets away

17.4
1
Azmatullah to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Yorker on off, dug out towards cover and gets to his maiden IPL fifty

Akshay: "Looking at the worm, Kings seem to be above GT for the most part. Hope they get over the line. Much needed win for them."

17.3
1
Azmatullah to Sharma, 1 run

Back of a length around off, he hits it through mid-on off the cue end

17.2
4
Azmatullah to Sharma, FOUR runs

Ramped over the keeper now. Just the kind of start Kings needed. Omarzai bangs it short, in line of the stumps. Ashutosh jumps and gets it over the wicketkeeper

Deep square leg in place

17.1
4
Azmatullah to Sharma, FOUR runs

Greeted with a four! He goes for the wide yorker outside off, Ashutosh outthinks him. Walks across and sweeps it over square leg

41 off 18. Mohit, Omarzai and Umesh to bowl one each. Omarzai now

end of over 176 runs
PBKS: 159/6CRR: 9.35 RRR: 13.66 • Need 41 from 18b
Ashutosh Sharma7 (7b)
Shashank Singh49 (24b 5x4 3x6)
Mohit Sharma 3-0-22-1
Rashid Khan 4-0-40-1
16.6
1
Mohit to Sharma, 1 run

Back of a length, outside off, looks like the slower one. Ashutosh waits before heaving it away towards deep midwicket. Yep, 116kph

16.5
1
Mohit to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Slower one, full outside off, he gets across, waits and then slaps it through cover. 99kph

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
Shubman Gill
89 runs (48)
6 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
pull
20 runs
1 four1 six
Control
92%
Shashank Singh
61 runs (29)
6 fours4 sixes
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
69%
Best performances - bowlers
Noor Ahmad
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
2
ECO
8
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
K Rabada
O
4
M
0
R
44
W
2
ECO
11
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
TossPunjab Kings, elected to field first
Series
Season2024
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days4 April 2024 - night (20-over match)
PBKS Player Replacement
Impact player in out (2nd innings, 15.3 ov)
GT Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPunjab Kings 2, Gujarat Titans 0
Language
English
Win Probability
PBKS 100%
GTPBKS
100%50%100%GT InningsPBKS Innings

Over 20 • PBKS 200/7

Ashutosh Sharma c Rashid Khan b Nalkande 31 (17b 3x4 1x6 19m) SR: 182.35
W
PBKS won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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TEAMMWLPTNRR
RR871140.698
KKR752101.206
SRH752100.914
CSK74380.529
LSG74380.123
GT8448-1.055
MI8356-0.227
DC8356-0.477
PBKS8264-0.292
RCB8172-1.046