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PBKS vs GT Match 37 Results

Match 37, Mohali, April 21, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by 3 wickets
Punjab Kings142/10 (20.0 overs)
Gujarat Titans146/7 (19.1 overs)
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Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans Commentary

6:03 PM IST Right then, that is it from Match 37 in which Gujarat got the better of Punjab and registered their fourth win of the season. They climb on the sixth position whereas things are getting more and more serious for Punjab as they faced their sixth defeat. Well, the action in the Indian T20 League 2024 continues as up next is the clash between the table-toppers Rajasthan and Mumbai, who are stacked in the middle of the table. That game will commence on April 22, Monday at 7.30 pm IST (2.00 pm GMT). But as you know, our build-up will begin much sooner. Till then, cheers!
5:59 PM IST Sai Kishore is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his outstanding four-wicket haul. Shares that he is trying to give his 120 per cent to the team and since he was playing for a gap of 20-25 days, he wanted to enjoy himself. Tells that Ashish Nehra has given them the freedom to express themselves. States that the plan was to vary the pace and bowl into the wicket. Credits Rahul Tewatia for his knock under pressure and Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad for the way they bowled.
5:57 PM IST Shubman Gill, the skipper of Gujarat says that they would have loved to finish it a bit earlier. Says that it is good to get those two points instead. He says he doesn't want to think about the captaincy and just wants to bat freely. Adds that except for the over rate, things have gone well for him as a captain. On being asked about the exchange of words with Liam Livingstone, Gill says that Livingstone was trying to rush him a bit, but he would have gone for a big shot irrespective.
5:47 PM IST Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
5:46 PM IST Rahul Tewatia is up for a quick chat. He says that he practices for these very situations in the nets. He says that the wicket was a bit tricky and says he examined the pitch and when he realized that there's not much spin on the track, he decided to get off the blocks. Adds that in the first innings, the wicket was slow and they used the spinners to perfection.
5:45 PM IST The captain of Punjab, Sam Curran says that the effort with the ball was incredible and the fight was amazing to see. Feels that they were 15-20 runs short but it was still a decent score. Credits the Afghan spin duo and Sai Kishore for the way they bowled. Mentions that Prabhsimran Singh batted well in the Powerplay but losing wickets in clusters afterwards was not ideal. Tells that they know what they need to do now and can't afford to lose many more games.
5:43 PM IST Earlier in the game, Punjab opted to bat first on what appeared to be a flat batting-friendly track. Punjab did get off to a steady start but once the opening pair was dismissed, they lost wickets, falling like a house of cards. Punjab just couldn't recover from the trouble as their two men in form, Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma too, couldn't do any damage as Gujarat capitalized on the slow nature of the pitch by rotating the spin trio to great effect, which resulted in them picking up 7 wickets in total and restricting Punjab to a low score. When it was Gujarat's turn to chase down the target, they got off to a steady start provided by Gill and Sudharsan. Gujarat's innings fluctuated a bit as they lost wickets in the mid-overs but Rahul Tewatia took them to the much-needed win and got their campaign on track.
5:40 PM IST Punjab, having posted a below-par total, were in desperate need of early breakthroughs. Arshdeep Singh provided just that by swiftly dismissing Wriddhiman Saha early in the Powerplay, offering a glimmer of hope for his team. Once the fielding restrictions were lifted, Punjab introduced spin from both ends, and Liam Livingstone capitalized with a double breakthrough, bringing Punjab right back into the contest while also stemming the flow of runs to some extent. These two quick wickets triggered a marginal collapse as successive batters fell in quick intervals, with Sam Curran and Harshal Patel also chipping in with a wicket each upon their return to the attack. Harshal Patel got three wickets to his name but it was just too late to be fair. And despite their efforts, Punjab ultimately fell short as they didn't have enough runs on the board to defend, ultimately resulting in their sixth defeat of the season.
5:38 PM IST After a few hurdles and hiccups in the mid-overs, Gujarat finally emerge as the victors of the game and get back to the winning ways, thanks to a sensational cameo by Rahul Tewatia. In their pursuit of a manageable target of 143, Gujarat's opening pair, featuring Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha, commenced their innings with a composed strategy, consistently rotating the strike. However, Saha's departure due to a soft dismissal showcased another underwhelming performance from him. Despite this setback, Gill showcased his effortless strokeplay, gathering crucial boundaries. Sai Sudharsan, batting at number 3, contributed a steady innings, providing valuable support. Both batters steadily progressed the innings, taking advantage of any poor deliveries and maintaining the required run rate well within reach. However, the introduction of spinners slowed down the scoring rate, leading to the quick dismissals of Gill, who departed after scoring 35, and Miller, who managed just 4 runs. The middle overs saw some dramatic moments as Gujarat lost half of its side with the score at 103. In such a crucial juncture, Rahul Tewatia lived up to his reputation and played a pivotal role in guiding Gujarat to victory. His crucial cameo of 36 off just 18 ensured that Gujarat did not succumb to pressure and sealed the win during the latter stages of the innings.
End of over 19.14 runs
GT: 146/7CRR: 7.62
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Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tewatia, 4 runs

FOUR! THAT'S IT! Rahul Tewatia with the winning runs! Arshdeep Singh steams in from over the wicket and errs in line as he drifts onto the pads, full in length, Rahul Tewatia lets the ball come to him and glances it away off his pads down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Gujarat win by 3 wickets with five balls to spare.

5:35 PM IST Sai Kishore is in at number 9. Arshdeep Singh to bowl the final over of the chase. 1 needed off the last 6 balls.
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PBKS vs GT Venue Details

Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali, India
Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali
PitchBatting friendly
Matches Won
Batting First2 Won (40%)
Bowling First3 Won (60.00%)
Temperature, 27.38C, Clouds
Humidity - 23%Wind Speed 1.72 meter/sec
  • 167Average 1st Innings
  • 168Average 2nd Innings
  • 75%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 25%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 192-7By Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings Highest Total
  • 142-10By Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings Lowest Total
  • 78 Runs Suryakumar YadavHighest Individual Score
  • 4/29Arshdeep SinghBest Bowling Figures
Reviews Remaining:PBKS - 1 of 2, GT - 2 of 2

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Match Details

Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali
Punjab Kings, elected to bat
Indian Premier League, 2024
Series Period
22 Mar 2024 - 26 May 2024
Match Day
21 Apr 2024 - D/N (20 - over match)
Nand Kishore (IND), Vineet Kulkarni (IND) and Saiyed Khalid (IND)
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath (IND)
Streaming Platform
Broadcasting Platform
Star Sports