Credit: BCCI/IPL

Credit: BCCI/IPL

Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets convincingly and went one step ahead of all other teams in the race to qualify for the playoffs in the IPL 2023. The Afghan spin duo Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad ensured they bundled out Rajasthan Royals for 118 runs inside 17.5 overs.

Rajasthan batters completely collapsed and lost their way in the first innings, as other than Skipper Sanju Samson, none other managed to score even 20 runs with the bat.

Gujarat chased down 119 runs in just 13.5 overs with a beautiful 71-run opening partnership between the Saha-Gill pair, and skipper Hardik Pandya went on to smash 39 runs from just 15 balls to complete the chase very quickly.

Numbers and Stats from the RR vs GT game:

3/14 -
Rashid Khan recorded a bowling figure of 3/14 in this match. 

Rashid Khan's best bowling figures in the IPL:
4/24 vs LSG in Pune, 2022
3/7 vs DC in Dubai, 2020
3/12 vs PBKS in Dubai, 2020
3/14 vs DC in Abu Dhabi, 2020
3/14 vs RR in Jaipur, 2023

Rashid Khan won the Player of the Match award for the 11th time in IPL.

4 -
GT have defeated RR four out of five times in the IPL overall.

GT vs RR in IPL:

- GT won by 37 runs in Navi Mumbai, 2022
- GT won by 7 wickets in Kolkata, 2022 (QF-1)
- GT won by 7 wickets in Ahmedabad, 2022 (F)
- RR won by 3 wickets in Ahmedabad, 2023
- GT won by 9 wickets in Jaipur, 2023

19 -
Mohammed Shami has taken 19 wickets against RR in the IPL.

Most wickets by a pace bowler vs RR in IPL:
Mohammed Shami - 19

Harshal Patel - 18
Jasprit Bumrah - 17

23 - Hardik Pandya smashed 23 runs off the over bowled by Adam Zampa in this match.

Most runs smashed by Hardik Pandya in an over:
28 vs RPS in Pune, 2017 (Bowler: Ashok Dinda)
26 vs RR in Abu Dhabi, 2020 (Bowler: Kartik Tyagi)
25 vs RR in Abu Dhabi, 2020 (Bowler: Ankit Rajpoot)
23 vs RR in Jaipur, 2023 (Bowler: Adam Zampa)
21 vs RCB in Mumbai-WS, 2019 (Bowler: Pawan Negi) 

43 - GT chased down 119 runs with 9 wickets in hand and 43 balls to be spared.

Largest margin of win for GT
by balls left:
37 vs RR in Jaipur, 2023
by wickets left: 9 vs RR in Jaipur, 2023

71 - Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill had a 71-run opening partnership in this match.

Highest opening partnership for GT in the IPL:
Wriddhiman Saha-Shubman Gill : 106 vs MI in Mumbai-BS, 2022
Wriddhiman Saha-Shubman Gill : 71 vs RR in Jaipur, 2023
Wriddhiman Saha-Shubman Gill : 69 vs SRH in Mumbai-WS, 2022

118 - RR recorded their lowest IPL total (118) at the Jaipur venue.

Lowest IPL total for RR at Jaipur:
118 vs GT, 2023

126/6 vs CSK, 2012
130/6 vs RCB, 2010