Royal Challengers Bangalore 170/6 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 58, Rajat Patidar 52, Glenn Maxwell 33; Pradeep Sangwan 2/19, Rashid Khan 1/29) misplaced to Gujarat Titans 174/4 off 19.3 overs (David Miller 39 not out, Rahul Tewatia 43 not out; Wanindu Hasaranga 2/28).
Gujarat Titans gained by six wickets.
Fine rearguard knocks by Rahul Tewatia and David Miller, who shared an unbeaten partnership of 79 runs for the fifth wicket, helped Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in Match 43 of IPL 2022 on the Brabourne Stadium right here on Saturday.
Tewatia scored an unbeaten 42 whereas Miller remained not out with 39 as Gujarat got here again strongly to attain 174/4 in 19.3 overs after limiting Royal Challengers Bangalore to 170/6 of their 20 overs.
Electing to bat first on a scorching sizzling day of their first afternoon match, Royal Challengers rode on half-centuries by Virat Kohli (58) and Rajit Patidar (52) to achieve a modest complete.
Gujarat at one time regarded in bother after dropping Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and Sai Sudharshan with 95 runs on the board.
But Tewatia and Miller ensured that they didn’t lose any additional wickets and romped to a six-wicket for his or her eighth win in 9 matches. Gujarat thus moved to 16 factors from 9 matches and prolonged their lead on the high of the standings to 4 factors.
RCB remained on the fifth place, with 10 factors from 10 video games.
Gujarat Titans ended the power-play with 46 runs for no loss on the board with Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill maintaining a good scoring fee.
Saha, who struck Mohammed Siraj for 2 fours in an over, was the primary to get out, caught by Rajat Patidar off a wrong-un bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga with the rating 51.
Gill was the following to go, given lbw off Shahbaz Ahmed, lacking the ball utterly. He critiques the choice however the video replays present no involvement of the bat.
Skipper Hardik Pandya additionally had an off day as he tried to whip away a full-length supply by Shahbaz however might supply solely the underside edge and despatched it straight down the throat of Mahipal Lamror. And when Sai Sudarshan too departed after getting a begin, caught by substitute Anuj Rawat (20), who was retaining wickets instead of Dinesh Karthik who was unwell, it regarded like Gujarat have been slipping right into a deep gorge.
However, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia got here to the rescue of Gujarat Titans as they raised an outstanding unbeaten 79-run partnership for the fifth wicket and guided the staff from Ahmedabad residence with six wickets in hand.
Miller struck Hasaranga for a 4 adopted by a six within the fifteenth over and cracked a superb cowl drive off a cutter on good size by Harshal Patel.
Tewatia too had began cautiously earlier than exploding into motion in the direction of the tip of the innings. He hammered a six and a 4 on successive balls off Josh Hazlewood within the 18th over — the six an outstanding flick over fine-leg — and ended the over with one other 4, putting the ball between two fielders round deep sq. leg boundary.
Tewatia, who struck Harshal Patel over further cowl for an outstanding six, ended the match with fours off Hazlewood within the twentieth over. Their unbeaten partnership of 79 runs got here off 40 balls and propelled Gujarat Titans to their eighth victory in 9 matches.
Kohli, former India and Royal Challengers captain who was suggested by former staff India coach Ravi Shastri to take a break from IPL to revitalise his batting, gave glimpses of a welcome return to type as he struck a advantageous half-century and raised 99 runs for the second wicket partnership with Rajat Patidar, who struck 52 off 32 deliveries as the 2 arrange an excellent platform for RCB.