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GT vs RR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Hetmyer, Samson lead incredible fightback as Royals beat Titans by 3 wickets

GT vs RR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Rajasthan Royals were 4/2 after 3 overs but breakneck fifties from Sanju Samson and Shimron Hetmyer helped them win the match.
GT vs RR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Hetmyer led RR to victory with an unbeaten half century
GT vs RR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Hetmyer led RR to victory with an unbeaten half century

GT vs RR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Sanju Samson played a blinder to counter the damage that Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya had done in the powerplay. Rajasthan Royals had lost both Jos Buttler and Yasahsvi Jaiswal and were able to score just four runs in the first three overs. However, Samson blasted 60 in 32 balls to bring RR right back in the chase. He first put up a 43-run stand off 34 balls for the third wicket with Devdutt Padikkal and then a 59-run stand that came in just 27 balls with Shimron Hetmyer for the fifth. Hetmyer kept RR's chase alive after Samson fell to GT's debutant spinner from Afghanistan Noor Ahmad. He ended up being unbeaten on 56 off 26 with some help from batters like Ravichandran Ashwin, who smashed 10 runs in the two balls he faced. Hetmyer hit a six off the the second ball of the last over to win it for RR. Earlier, they restricted GT to 177/7 with David Miller providing the late push. GT looked set for a score close to 200 when Hardik Pandya and Shubman Gill went big guns after the powerplay but they lost steam after the former's dismissal. Miller was dropped early in his innings and made RR pay by scoring 46 off 30 balls.

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Apr 16, 2023 5:40 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: HETMYER WINS IT! Rajasthan Royals beat Gujarat Titans by 3 wickets

Hetmyer smashes the ball for a six over midwicket into the LCD ad screens. Absolutely incredible comeback from the Royals here, they were 4/2 after the first three overs and from there, Sanju Samson first anchored their fightback and then Shimron Hetmyer finished it. Samson smashed 60 off 32 and Hetmyer is unbeaten on 56 off 26.

Apr 16, 2023 5:38 PM IST

IPL live score: 50 for Hetmyer!

Hetmyer plays it to the offside and runs a tight two. He is back on strike, what an innings he and Samson has played today, RR need 5 to win off 5.

Apr 16, 2023 5:36 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: RR need 7 to win off the last over

That madcap over ends with Boult completely missing a bling swinging a yorker that came into him from Shami. So Hetmyer will be on strike. He is on 48 off 24. And well, well, well, Pandya has thrown the ball to debutant Noor Ahmad for the last over.

Apr 16, 2023 5:35 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: GONE! Now Ashwin falls!

4, 6 and gone. What an insane over this is. Ashwin gets a thick edge to Tewatia at backward point. 16 runs and two wickets off this over so far. Let's see what else happens now.

Apr 16, 2023 5:34 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: FOUR AND SIX! ASHWIN DOING A DHONI!

Ashwin hits the first ball he faces to the offside for a four. Then Ashwin pulls him over wide midwicket for a six. RR need 7 to win off 8!

Apr 16, 2023 5:32 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: SIX AND GONE! Twist upon twist in this game

Jurel first hits Shami back over his head for a six off the first ball of that over. Then he is caught at deep fine leg by Mohit Sharma. This match has more twists than a hill road.

Apr 16, 2023 5:31 PM IST

IPL live score: RR neeed 23 to win off 12

Hetmyer on 48 off 24, Dhruv Jurel on 11 off 8. It is Jurel on strike and Shami is bowling the 19th.

Apr 16, 2023 5:30 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: SIX!

Hetmyer steps out to a full ball outside off and smashes it flat over long-on.

Apr 16, 2023 5:23 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: FOUR!

Jurel drives this wide one from Noor Ahmad, takes a thick edge and the ball goes running behind point. Rashid Khan is racing accross that boundary but the ball just about beats him.

Apr 16, 2023 5:20 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: SIX! RR 134/5, need 44 to win off 24

Hetmyer is keeping RR in it. 20 runs has come off that 16th over and Hetmyer has raced to 35 off 18 balls.

Apr 16, 2023 5:17 PM IST

IPL live score: SIX! A strange one  

Attempted yorker that becomes a full toss, Hetmyer swivels away but puts his bat up defensively and such was the pace that the top edge is enough to make the ball fly over the boundary. The umpire had called that no ball for height but Hardik Pandya reviews that successfully. Moreover, that was probably a catching chance as it had flown just over Mohammed Shami's head. Had he moved around a little bit, try to judge how the ball is going instead of just raising his hands as a formality and then seeing it sail past him, that could have been a catch or a few runs saved at least.

Apr 16, 2023 5:12 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: OUT! SAMSON IS GONE!

The debutant Noor Ahmad's first IPL wicket is possibly the most important one of the day for his team.

Apr 16, 2023 5:11 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: SIX! 50 partnership up

Full and wide outside off from Noor Ahmad, Samson smashes it over long-off.

Apr 16, 2023 5:09 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: Fifty for Sanju Samson!

His 19th half century and it has come in just 29 balls. Noor Ahmad is bowling the 15th, debutant from Afghanistan replacing Rashid Khan, the legend from Afghanistan.

Apr 16, 2023 5:04 PM IST

IPL live score: SIX! Now Hetmyer takes on Joseph

In the slot from Joseph for the first delivery of the 14th, Hetmyer sends that ball sailing over square leg and once again it is just over a diving fielder. This partnership has raced to 39 off 18.

Apr 16, 2023 5:02 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: RR 86/4 in 13 overs

What a hand Samson has played thus far. He is on 48 off 27, Hetmyer on four off seven. That over from Rashid has gone for 20 and RR need a lot more of those. The rr is still hovering over 13.

Apr 16, 2023 5:01 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: SAMSON WITH A HAT-TRICK OF SIXES AGAINST RASHID!

Too short again from Rashid and Samson goes for the maximum again. Wow, how many times have we seen someone hit a hat-trick of sixes against Rashid Khan.

Apr 16, 2023 5:01 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: SIX AGAIN! Samson taking on Rashid

Rashid goes a bit too short, Samson picks it early goes back on the backfoot and pulls Rashid with aplomb.

Apr 16, 2023 5:00 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: SIX! 

Rashid goes full outside off, Samson smashes him back over his head. It is well out of reach for the leaping Miller at the long-off rope.

Apr 16, 2023 4:52 PM IST

IPL live score: SIX! RR 62/4 in 11 overs

Samson rocks back and hits Rashid high over midwicket and it lands in the stands. He moves to 27 off 20, Hetmyer on 1 off 2. There needs to be a giant partnership here between these two and Hetmyer has to let go of that role of being a finisher here. He can do it you know, it wasn't too long ago that he was seen as the next big thing for the West Indies in Test cricket and so he will have to channel some of that patience here.

Apr 16, 2023 4:49 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Rashid again!

Parag tries to go big and he is caught by Miller running in and diving forward. He made that look so easy, did Miller, Rashid takes a second and this is now GT's match to lose.

Parag c Miller b Rashid Khan 5 (7), RR 55/3 in 10.3 overs

Apr 16, 2023 4:43 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: GONE! Rashid gets the breakthrough

As is almost always the case. Padikkal charges down the track, it's a googly that is turning away and he ends up skying this towards third man where Mohit Sharma take the catch.

Padikkal c Sharma b Rashid Khan 26 (25), GT 47/3 in 8.3 overs

Apr 16, 2023 4:40 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: RR 46/2 in 8 overs

Samson on 17 off 13, Padikkal on 26 of 23. Rashid Khan is coming in and this is the spell that GT would be looking at to make another dent in the RR lineup. 

Apr 16, 2023 4:35 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: FOUR! Classy Samson

Right after Pandya burns a review off his own bowling. He goes full outside off and Samson drives between extra cover and mid-off.

Apr 16, 2023 4:31 PM IST

IPL live score: RR 38/2 in 7 overs

Good recovery here from RR. Padikkal is on 24 off 21, Samson on 11 off 9. The partnership is on 35 off 26. Hardik Pandya is bowling himself out, he looks quite famished so he might go off the field for a second after this. 

Apr 16, 2023 4:30 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: FOUR! Padikkal's counter continues

Nearly 150kph from Joseph for the fifth ball of the seventh, Padikkal lets rip the lofted cover drive and the ball goes one bounce over the rope.

Apr 16, 2023 4:23 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: SIX! Padikkal getting some shots going

Full from Pandya, Padikkal sends it flying over extra cover and it seems to have hit someone in the head in the stands. No serious harm done though.

Apr 16, 2023 4:20 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: DROPPED! And Gill may have hurt himself

Length at over 140kph from Shami for the last ball of that over, Padikkal takes a waft at it and it takes the outside and flies above Gill at slip. He puts his hands up, can't hold on to it and goes down to the ground wincing with pain. The physio has taken him off the field so it doesn't look too good at the moment.

RR 20/2 in 5 overs

Apr 16, 2023 4:18 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: SIX! Nonchalant flick from Padikkal

Shami, bowling his third over, goes full on the legs and Padikkal flicks it like a fly over deep backward square leg for a six.

Apr 16, 2023 4:16 PM IST

IPL live score: FOUR! RR 13/2 in 4 overs

Samson plays it late and pierces the gap between point and cover. The ball races away to the boundary. A bit of a chatter between Pandya and Samson after that and there are no smiles on either captains' faces.

Apr 16, 2023 4:14 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: More Test match seam action

Pandya comes in for his second over and Padikkal hits a four, at last, off the first ball. But the ball has swung around for the next four deliveries. Alzarri Joseph is going to make merry on this wicket at this rate.

Apr 16, 2023 4:08 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: GONE! BUTTLER IS CLEANED UP!

Buttler shuffles across to try a ramp and Shami just bowls it straight and the ball barrells onto the stumps. Buttler has been completely flummoxed, RR are in sixes and sevens here.

Buttler b Mohammed Shami 0 (5), RR 4/2 in 2.5 overs

Apr 16, 2023 4:03 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: GONE! Pandya gets the early scalp

Wow Yashasvi Jaiswal has gently guided that length delivery from Pandya straight to slip the way a fielding coach might do during training. Was Jaiswal not aware that Gill was standing there in that slip position because it makes sense if he didn't and then he went for that. There have been just two runs in the first eight balls and so this might be pressure playing with the youngster's head.

Jaiswal c Shubman Gill b Pandya 1 (7), RR 2/1 in 1.3 overs

Apr 16, 2023 4:01 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: Just 2 runs off the 1st over

Shami with the kind of pressure that GT need to apply throughout this powerplay to truly hurt the Rajasthan Royals. Jaiswal got a run while the second from the wide delivery Shami bowled first up.

Apr 16, 2023 3:57 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: The players are back!

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler open for Rajasthan Royals, Mohammed Shami starts the attack for GT.

Apr 16, 2023 3:48 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: Yuzvendra Chahal talks

“There's a lot of dew, it was tough to hold and grip the ball towards the end as the ball was wet. Last time, I won the purple cap, I am focussing on the trophy this year. Zampa bowled well in the last game and he had a good match-up against Miller. Holder is unwell and hence we picked Zampa. It's difficult to bowl at the death (for spinners). It's isn't easy to score if the boundary size if big and if there's some turn. This a very good batting wicket and dew is also a plus point for us. Hopefully we will chase this.” 

Apr 16, 2023 3:41 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: Gujarat Titans 177/7 in 20 overs

That is that for the Titans' innings and they would probably feel that they are about 13 runs short. It was a good charge towards the end led by David Miller but GT looked good enough to reach 190 at one point while Pandya and Gill were going big guns.

Apr 16, 2023 3:35 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: FOUR AGAIN!

Sandeep is bowling just wide yorkers and nothing else. Miller gets a toe edge between the keeper and short third man and the ball hurtles to the rope.

Apr 16, 2023 3:34 PM IST

IPL live score: FOUR! 

Wide yorker from Sandeep for the second ball of the 20th and Miller carves it over extra cover.

Apr 16, 2023 3:32 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: OUT! Manohar does his job

He is caught at cover off the last ball of that over but hasn't he done his job here.

Manohar c Padikkal b Zampa 27 (13), GT 166/5 in 19 overs

Apr 16, 2023 3:32 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: SIX!

Into orbit! Manohar hits Zampa miles up in the air, didn't have enough distance on it to go but it clears the ropes easily so doesn't matter.

Apr 16, 2023 3:30 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: FOUR!

Miller rocks back and hits it over wide midwicket. This is a great late charge from GT.

Apr 16, 2023 3:26 PM IST

IPL live score: GT 154/4 in 18 overs

17 runs off the 18th over, Abhinav Manohar retains strike. A couple more and GT will have a great score to defend. Manohar is on 20 off 9, Miller on 33 off 24.

Apr 16, 2023 3:25 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: BACK TO BACK SIXES!

Abhinav Manohar finally gets things going. The third ball of the 18th bowled by Boult is a length ball on off, Manohar pulls it over long-on. Then the fourth clubbed over the long-off rope.

Apr 16, 2023 3:23 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: SIX! GT 137/4 in 17 overs

Miller sends Chahal off with a six, smashed over deep midwicket. Miller does well against Chahal and it has been the case today as well but how GT would like a sharp accelaration from here on.

Apr 16, 2023 3:11 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score: GONE! That's it for GIll

Gill tries to hit Sandeep down the ground but doesn't get the required elevation. He ends up putting it straight down the throat of Buttler at long-off.

Gill c Buttler b Sandeep Sharma 45 (34), GT 121/4 in 15.2 overs

Apr 16, 2023 3:06 PM IST

Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals Live score: SIX! Miller just about clears it

Jos Buttler's attempt to take the catch at the boundary was probably more sensational than the shot itself from Miller. Miller skips down the track and crashes Chahal down the ground. Buttler is at long on, he runs towards the right and puts in a full fledged dive. He is almost parallel to the ground when the ball fizzes past his outstretched arm. If that catch was taken, it would go down as one of the greatest of all time.

Apr 16, 2023 2:59 PM IST

IPL live score: DROPPED! Zampa gives Miller a life!

Miller smashes the second ball of the 13th straight back at the bowler Zampa, the ball hits his hand and falls off. That had to be taken and Zampa has just given David Miller a life while GT are already past the 100-run mark in the 13th over.

Apr 16, 2023 2:49 PM IST

IPL 2023 Live score: GONE! Great catch from Jaiswal

Pandya skies it and Jaiswal does well to keep his eye on the ball that is swirling and spitting fire in the air. He takes the catch, loses his balance but holds on to the ball. 

Pandya c Jaiswal b Chahal 28 (19), GT 91/3 in 10.3 overs

Apr 16, 2023 2:46 PM IST

GT vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023: FOUR! Pandya continues the charge

Short from Boult for the fourth ball of the 10th and Pandya crashes a pull shot. That was as flat as it gets and still takes only one bounce before crossing the boundary.