GT vs PBKS IPL Match 17 – Shubman Gill’s Blistering Knock Powers GT to 199/4 Against PBKS

Shubman Gill GT

Shubman Gill led from the front with a scintillating 85* off 45 balls as Gujarat Titans posted a mammoth 199/4 against Punjab Kings in their IPL 2024 clash. Rahul Tewatia provided a late flourish with a 14-ball 29*

The first innings of the IPL 2024 match between Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings at Ahmedabad was an absolute batting spectacle. GT openers Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill provided a solid start before the middle-order batters played some breathtaking knocks to power their team to an imposing 199/4.

Gujrat Titans Batting performances

Shubman Gill was the star of the innings with a magnificent 85* off just 45 balls. His innings was laced with 10 fours and 4 sixes as he took the PBKS bowling attack to the cleaners. Rahul Tewatia provided the late fireworks, smashing 29* off just 14 deliveries to propel GT past the 195-run mark. Sai Sudharsan (33 off 19) and Vijay Shankar (8 off 10) also chipped in with useful cameos.

Sai sudarshan GT
Sai sudarshan GT

Punjab Kings Bowling Performances

The PBKS bowling attack struggled to contain the GT batters on a batting-friendly Ahmedabad surface. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers, returning figures of 4-0-44-2, dismissing the dangerous Wriddhiman Saha and Vijay Shankar. Harshal Patel also picked up a wicket, but went for 44 runs in his four overs.

Shikhar Dhawan captain PBKS
Shikhar Dhawan captain PBKS

Match Highlights

  • Shubman Gill brought up his first fifty of the season with a crunching four off Harpreet Brar.
  • Rahul Tewatia unleashed his beast mode against PBKS, smashing Harshal Patel for a massive six over deep backward square leg.
  • Sai Sudharsan injected life into the GT innings with a blistering cameo at a strike rate of over 200.
  • Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Tewatia were involved in an intriguing battle, with the latter hitting the former for a six and a four in the final over.

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