After winning the toss, Gujarat Titans opted to bowl first and restricted Lucknow to 158/6 after 20 overs. Initially, Mohammed Shami was breathing fire with the ball as he picked 3 key wickets of KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock and Manish Pandey inside powerplay itself. When Lucknow were struggling at 32/4, Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda’s fifty-plus scores helped them post a decent total on board. 22 year old Ayush Badoni played an eye-catching innings to please the cricket lovers on his IPL debut itself. Krunal Pandya gave a decent finishing touch (unbeaten 21 from 13 balls) to the innings post that 87 run partnership between Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni.
While chasing, Gujarat also struggled initially as they lost Shubman Gill for a duck and Vijay Shankar early on. Shankar was dismissed after a stunning delivery bowled by Dushmantha Chameera cleaned the former. Matthew Wade and Hardik Pandya’s partnership helped team’s cause to keep the hopes intact but it was Rahul Tewatia and Killer Miller’s partnership which majorly changed the course of the match. 60 runs partnership from 34 balls between Tewatia-Miller and an excellent finish from Abhinav Sadarangani (unbeaten 15 from 7 balls) helped Gujarat Titans defeat Lucknow by 5 wickets.
Numbers and Stats from GT vs LSG match:
2 – Both KL Rahul and Shubman Gill got dismissed for duck only for the 2nd time in their IPL career.
KL Rahul ducks in IPL:
vs Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru, 2016
vs Gujarat Titans in Mumbai, 2016
Shubman Gill ducks in IPL:
vs Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai, 2021
vs Lucknow Super Giants in Mumbai, 2022
2 – Mohammed Shami has won MoM award only for 2nd time in IPL. Last time he won MoM award was for his spell of 2/36 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, in Delhi during 2017 IPL.
6 – David Miller became 6th South African Player to smash more than 2000 runs in IPL.
South African Players with more than 2000 runs in IPL:
AB de Villers
Faf du Plessis
Quinton de Kock
9 – Ayush Badoni became 9th Indian to smash fifty-plus score on IPL debut.
Indians to smash fifty-plus score in IPL debut:
Swapnil Ashnodkar in 2008
Gautam Gambhir in 2008
Sivaramakrishnan Vidyut in 2008
Shikhar Dhawan in 2008
Sreevatsa Goswami in 2008
Ambati Rayudu in 2010
Kedar Jadhav in 2010
Devdutt Padikkal in 2020
Ayush Badoni in 2022
55 – Deepak Hooda smashed 55 runs against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 on Mumbai.
Highest Score for Deepak Hooda in IPL:
64 vs RR in Mumbai, 2021
62* vs CSK in Abu Dhabi, 2020
55 vs GT in Mumbai, 2022
3964 – After a gap of 3964 days, Matthew Wade played an IPL game. Before this match, last time Wade played IPL was against Pune Warriors India in May, 2011.
Longest gap for a player between two IPL matches:
Matthew Wade – 3964 days
Colin Ingram – 2864 days
Jimmy Neesham – 2314 days