In match 48 of the continued Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Punjab Kings (PBKS) comfortably defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by eight wickets on Tuesday.
Chasing the paltry goal of 144, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa took the sport away from PBKS by forming a vital 87-run stand for the second wicket. Rajapaksa was outdone by Lockie Ferguson for 40, however Dhawan saved his finish alive and smashed one other half-century of the season.
Dhawan stayed undefeated on 62 off 53 balls with the assistance of 9 boundaries. Liam Livingstone performed a quickfire 10-ball 30 run knock as PBKS efficiently chased down the goal with 4 overs to spare and eight wickets in hand.
Earlier, a wonderful bowling show by PBKS helped them prohibit Gujarat at a below-par rating of 143/8 in 20 overs. Pacer Kagiso Rabada picked up an excellent four-wicket haul for 33 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Teen Sai Sudharsan was the one batter who was in a position to stand tall in opposition to a high quality bowling assault of PBKS. Sudharsan remained unbeaten at 65 from 50 deliveries, together with 5 fours and a six.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
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— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 3, 2022
Bowled to the perfection first up & completed the sport in a rush to get a bounce on run price ? #PunjabKings
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 3, 2022
Shikhar was gradual & regular, Rajapaksa was aggressive and Liam Livingstone erupted like a volcano! PBKS had their A sport at present. #GTvPBKS #IPL2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 3, 2022
#Rabada was sensible at present however we should always not neglect Sandeep Sharma’s tight overs as nicely. All through his profession, Sandeep has largely been in shadow. #PBKSvLSG #lsgvspbks #CricketTwitter #RPSwing
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 3, 2022
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We win by 8 wickets and 24 balls to spare! ??#SaddaPunjab #PunjabKings #IPL2022 #ਸਾਡਾਪੰਜਾਬ #GTvPBKS
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) May 3, 2022
Opening with Bairstow is an effective transfer and can give returns in the long term. Additionally good of PBKS to stay with Bhanuka @ 3. This appears an excellent mixture. And I’m certain Mayank gained’t thoughts demoting himself so long as they win. #GTvPBKS #IPL2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 3, 2022
Medical win for PBKS to beat the desk toppers Gujarat Titans. Appeared in complete management from the start. Hopefully a bit extra consistency from PBKS
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) May 3, 2022
GT – 16 factors
LSG – 14 factors
RR – 12 factors
SRH – 10 factors
PBKS – 10 factors
RCB – 10 factors
DC – 8 factors
KKR – 8 factors
CSK – 6 factors
MI – 2 factors
That third and 4th spot is heating up in IPL 2022.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 3, 2022
Livingstone has reached that stage the place he has folks placing the TV on even when the equation is 20 wanted 30. Should watch SUPERSTAR
— Dave (@CricketDave27) May 3, 2022
?? ATTACK ON THE TITANS! Punjab Kings have defeated the Gujarat Titans in a convincing vogue and transfer up the factors desk. They’re now positioned 5️⃣th with this victory!
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— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) May 3, 2022
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