In the middle of the season, the situation becomes clearer in terms of the shape of the squads. Thus, the clash between Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad looked like the battle of the leaders and very stable teams this season. And they turned the game into a real thriller.
SRH opened the game batting and used their attempt confidently. Thus, two players made half-centuries with an SR of 140+: Sharma A. delivered 65 from 42, while Markram added 56 from 40. However, the rest of the team struggled with a bat, except only Singh – incredible 25 runs from 6 balls not out. But that looked like a too late impact while the team finished with a confident 195 for six.
The Titans started batting with similar success as to Saha’s 68 from 38; the rest of the high order batters weren’t persuasive. When the game was close to its end, and Malik’s five wickets looked as the undeniable MVP, Tewatia and Khan turned the game into a super close battle. The first delivered 40 from 21, while the second added a crucial 31 from 11, both not out. The guys scored four sixes in the last over with the two closing ones in a row, which allowed GT to grab 199 for five.
That was the fourth in a row and seventh overall victory for the franchise from Gujarat, which sits at the top of the table with 14 points in eight games. SRH lost the opportunity to catch GT and RR and make a trio with 12 points each, but still, the team looks great and will surely pretend for playoffs. Want to know more about cricket and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to cricket14.in and receive the latest updates to your email.