PBKS vs GT IPL 2024 Match 37 : GT clinch the victory at a low scoring game against Punjab.

PBKS vs GT IPL 2024

PBKS vs GT IPL Live : In a thrilling IPL game that kept fans glued to their seats, the Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans delivered a match full of surprises. Punjab batted first and got off to a great start thanks to Prabhsimran Singh, who hit the ball all over the park early on. But the game changed when Gujarat’s spinners stepped up, taking seven important wickets and slowing Punjab down to end their innings at 142 runs.

The drama didn’t stop there. Gujarat’s chase had a shaky start with early wickets falling, making it look like they might not reach the target. But as the match went on, they built a strong partnership and started catching up. Just when the match was getting really tense, Rahul Tewatia came to the rescue. Known for pulling off wins from tough spots, Tewatia hit some crucial shots that swung the game back in Gujarat’s favor. His powerful hitting in the last few overs won the game for Gujarat by three wickets in a finish that had everyone talking.

PBKS vs GT First Innings : Punjab Kings Innings (142/10)

PBKS vs GT IPL 2024
PBKS vs GT IPL 2024 : GT restricts PBKS to a low score

Powerplay (0-6 overs):
Punjab Kings made full use of the powerplay after opting to bat first. Opener Prabhsimran Singh took the attack to the GT bowlers, smashing 35 runs off just 21 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. His aggressive intent forced GT captain Shubman Gill to introduce spin as early as the 4th over. Sam Curran also got starts, taking PBKS to a healthy 56/1 after the powerplay.

Middle Overs (7-15 overs):
The GT spinners then took control and applied the brakes. Noor Ahmad dismissed Rilee Rossouw (9) with a brilliant googly. The star was Sai Kishore, who bamboozled the PBKS batters with his flight and variations. He accounted for Jitesh Sharma (13) and Ashutosh Sharma (3). Rashid Khan trapped the dangerous Sam Curran lbw for 20. From 56/1, PBKS slipped to 97/6 by the 15th over.

Death Overs (16-20 overs):
Harpreet Brar provided some late fireworks with a cameo of 29 off just 12 balls, taking on the pacers with 4 fours and a six. However, he fell to a good catch by Shahrukh Khan in the 19th over. PBKS managed to reach 142/10, with Sai Kishore returning impressive figures of 4/33.

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PBKS vs GT Second Innings : Gujarat Titans Innings (143/7)

PBKS vs GT IPL 2024
PBKS vs GT IPL 2024 : PBKS put up a good bowling performance

Powerplay (0-6 overs):
GT openers Wriddhiman Saha (13) and Shubman Gill (35) gave the team a steady start. Gill looked in good touch, hitting 5 fours before perishing to Liam Livingstone.

Middle Overs (7-15 overs):
Livingstone struck again soon after by dismissing David Miller (4) as GT slipped to 72/3. Sai Sudharsan (31) and Rahul Tewatia (32*) then joined forces to rebuild the innings through some sensible batting. However, the asking rate crept up steadily.

Death Overs (16-20 overs):
With 38 needed off the last 4 overs, Tewatia took charge and changed the complexion of the game. He struck two boundaries off Harpreet Brar in the 17th over. The 18th over from Rabada went for 20 runs as Tewatia found his range. GT cruised home with 3 wickets in hand, courtesy of Tewatia’s brilliant cameo.

PBKS vs GT Bowling Performances:

PBKS vs GT IPL 2024
PBKS vs GT IPL 2024 : GT spinners make the difference

Punjab Kings: The pacers had an off day, going for over 9 runs per over between them. Arshdeep was the pick with 1/13 in his 4 overs. Harpreet Brar (0/35) and Rabada (0/40) were expensive.

Gujarat Titans: Their spinners were simply outstanding. Sai Kishore (4/33) was the start, supported by Rashid (1/15) and the crafty Noor Ahmad (2/20). Mohit Sharma provided the key wicket of the dangerous Prabhsimran.

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PBKS vs GT Key Performances:

PBKS vs GT IPL 2024
PBKS vs GT IPL 2024 : Tewatia’s strokeplay seals the game for GT

Prabhsimran Singh (35 off 21) – His blazing start gave PBKS a flying start.
Sai Kishore (4/33) – His guile and variations tied the PBKS batters in knots.
Rahul Tewatia (32* off 17) – His brilliant cameo took GT home in a tricky chase.

Interesting Happenings:
– GT used two very successful DRS reviews to get Curran and Rossouw out lbw.
– PBKS had to use their Impact Player sub early, bringing in Harpreet Bhatia.
– Saha took an excellent diving catch to dismiss Prabhsimran after his fiery start.
– Shahrukh Khan held on to a good catch at long-on to dismiss Harpreet Brar.

GT’s superior spin attack proved to be the difference as they overcame a spirited PBKS effort to register their 5th win of the season in a hard-fought encounter.

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