IPL 2022 GT vs PBKS: Punjab Kings expose Gujarat Titans' batting problems

PBKS pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada picked up a four-wicket haul to restrict GT to 143/8 in the IPL 2022 contest on Tuesday.

Sai Sudharsan scored a half century for GT vs PBKS in IPL 2022 (Courtesy: iplt20.com)
By Samrat Chakraborty | May 3, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

PBKS pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada picked up a four-wicket haul to restrict table topper GT to 143/8 in the IPL 2022 contest at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on Tuesday. It was a batting collapse for the debutant franchise in the lucrative tournament after their captain opted to bat with only their top-order batter Sai Sudharsan (64 not out) showing some resilience with his unbeaten knock. 

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Sai Sudharsan holds fort for Gujarat Titans

The opening pair of GT — Wriddhiman Saha (21) and Shubman Gill (9) — managed to forge a 17-run stand before the latter was sent packing. Saha hit three boundaries and one six in his 17-ball stay but failed to convert his start into a big total. However, Sudharsan, ensured to hold the fort for the Ahmedabad franchise with wickets falling at regular intervals of time from the other end.

GT captain Hardik Pandya was sent packing for 1 run while incoming batters David Miller (11), Rahul Tewatia (11), Rashid Khan (0) , Pradeep Sangwan (2), Lockie Ferguson (5), Alzarri Joseph (4 not out) following suit in quick succession as they failed to withstand some fierce bowling from the PBKS attack. Sudharsan, meanwhile, remained unbeaten in a 50-ball stay which included five boundaries and one hit over the fence. 

Kagiso Rabada shines for PBKS

In a day to forget for GT, courtesy of some fine bowling produced by the PBKS bowlers, Rabada shone the most. The South African fast bowler ran through the GT middle and lower-order to return figures of 4/33 while Arshdeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan and Liam Livingstone chipped in with a wicket each. 

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