Gujarat Titans have lost their second game of this IPL season to Punjab Kings by a big margin of 8 wickets with 4 overs to spare. Initially, Gujarat winning the toss opted to bat first and managed to post only 143 runs on board with the help of Sai Sudharsan’s 65*. Kagiso Rabada was the performer as he ended up picking 4 wickets with the ball.
Punjab Kings despite losing Jonny Bairstow early in the chase have performed good with the help Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 87-run partnership while Liam Livingstone smashed 28 runs off Mohammad Shami’s over (16th over) to seal the game at a rapid pace and increase the net run rate for Punjab.
Numbers and stats from GT vs PBKS game:
1 – Gujarat Titans became first team in IPL 2022 to bat first after winning the toss in a night (7:30 PM) game.
2 – GT have lost their 2nd match in IPL 2022. SRH and PBKS have been the two teams to defeat GT in IPL so far. Coincidentally, Gujarat Lions in 2016 also lost their first two games to the same opponents (SRH, PBKS).
Gujarat Lions first two losses in IPL 2016:
vs SRH by 10 wickets
vs PBKS by 23 runs
Gujarat Titans first two losses in IPL 2022:
vs SRH by 8 wickets
vs PBKS by 8 wickets
6 – Kagiso Rabada picked his 6th four-wicket haul in IPL.
Most four-wicket haul in IPL:
Sunil Narine – 8
Lasith Malinga – 7
Kagiso Rabada – 6
12 – Rashid Khan recorded his 12th duck in IPL which is joint-most with Glenn Maxwell for an overseas player.
28 – Liam Livingstone smashed Mohammed Shami for 28 runs in an over.
Most runs conceded in an over in IPL 2022 so far:
Daniel Sams – 35 runs vs KKR in Pune
Odean Smith – 30 runs vs KKR in Mumbai
Rahul Chahar – 29 runs vs MI in Pune
Mustafizur Rahman – 28 runs vs RCB in Mumbai
Mohammed Shami – 28 runs vs PBKS in Navi Mumbai
49 – Shikhar Dhawan recorded his 49th fifty-plus score in IPL and surpassed the tally of Virat Kohli once again.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL:
David Warner – 57
Shikhar Dhawan – 49
Virat Kohli – 48
AB de Villiers – 43
Rohit Sharma – 41
65 – Sai Sudharsan recorded his first fifty-plus score (65*) in T20 cricket.
117 – Liam Livingstone has smashed the biggest six (117 meter) of IPL 2022 so far.