Kolkata: In the first qualifier of IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets to make it to the final. Batting first in this match, Rajasthan set a target of 189 runs in front of Gujarat on the basis of Jos Buttler’s 89 runs, which Gujarat achieved by losing three wickets. With this win, Gujarat has reached the final of IPL 2022.
The heroes of Gujarat’s victory were David Miller and Hardik Pandya. Miller scored an unbeaten 68 off 38 balls, which included 5 sixes and three fours. At the same time, Hardik scored an unbeaten 40 off 27 balls with the help of 5 fours. The Gujarat team will now play the final match on May 29 at their home ground. At the same time, after losing, Rajasthan still have one more chance to reach the final. Rajasthan will now have to take on the winner of the Eliminator on Wednesday between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Qualifier 2 to reach the final.
The losing team between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eliminated from the tournament. Qualifier 2 will now be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 27 and the winner of this match will face Gujarat Titans in the final on May 29.
Chasing the target of 189 runs, Gujarat did not have a good start and Trent Boult gave them a jolt on the second ball of the first over. Wriddhiman Saha, who was in excellent form, could not even open his account and lost wickets. Wicketkeeper Sanju Samson took his easy catch.
Playing XI of both the teams
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prashant Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami
first published:May 24, 2022, 11:36 p.m.