Rajasthan Royals defeated defending champions Gujarat Titans by three wickets in match number 23 of IPL 2023. GT looked dominant at one stage of the game as they posted 177 runs in the first innings and reduced RR to 55/4 in 10.3 overs. But Sanju Samson's magic changed the complexion of this game.
Sanju Samson played a scintillating knock of 60 from 32 balls, and Shimron Hetmyer destroyed the GT bowling attack in the penultimate overs of the match by scoring an unbeaten 56 from 26 balls. Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya together registered bowling figures of 3/49 in eight overs.
Numbers and stats from GT vs RR game:
1 - Sanju Samson became the first batsman to score 3000 runs for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
1 - RR defeated GT for the first time in the IPL.
RR vs GT results in the IPL:
- GT won by 37 runs in Navi Mumbai, 2022
- GT won by 7 wickets in Kolkata, 2022
- GT won by 7 wickets in Ahmedabad, 2022
- RR won by 3 wickets in Ahmedabad, 2023
2 - Hardik Pandya became the second Indian player after Ravindra Jadeja to have a record of scoring 2000 runs and picking 50 wickets in IPL overall.
Players with 2000 runs and 50 wickets in the IPL:
2 - Sanju Samson became the second batsman after Chris Gayle to smash Rashid Khan for a hat-trick of sixes in the IPL. Gayle smashed four consecutive sixes in 2018 during a match between PBKS and SRH in Mohali.
2 - Jos Buttler recorded a duck for the second time in the IPL after 85 innings. Notably, Buttler's first duck came in his debut IPL match for MI against RPS at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium in 2016.
4 - Shimron Hetmyer recorded his fourth fifty in the IPL.
Shimron Hetmyer's highest score in the IPL:
75 vs SRH in Bengaluru, 2019
59* vs LSG in Mumbai-WS, 2022
56* vs GT in Ahmedabad, 2023
50 - Devdutt Padikkal played 50th match of his career in IPL.
125 - RR chased down 125 runs in the last 10 overs to win this match against GT.
Most runs chased down by a team in the last 10 overs of an IPL game:
MI - 138 vs CSK in Delhi, 2021
MI - 133 vs PBKS in Mumbai-WS, 2019
RR - 125 vs GT in Ahmedabad, 2023