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PBKS vs GT Last Over Thriller: After Sheldon Cottrell, Odeon Smith became the victim of Rahul Tewatia, won the last 2 balls by hitting sixes

Mumbai: Opener Shubman Gill played a lucrative innings of 96 runs, but the whole crowd was robbed by Rahul Tewatia, who won by hitting 2 sixes in the last two balls. He led Gujarat Titans to a thrilling 6-wicket win over Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday. Gujarat needed 19 runs in the last over. Hardik Pandya (27 runs off 18 balls) was run out and the team needed 12 runs from the last two balls. Tewatia (13 not out from three balls) hit Odean Smith for sixes off deep midwicket and long on as Gujarat registered their third successive win at 190 for four.

Such was the thrill of the last over (Odeon Smith)

  • First ball: David Miller, white
  • 1st ball: Hardik Pandya run out
  • 2nd ball: Rahul Tewatia, 1 run
  • Third ball: David Miller, four on midwicket
  • 4th ball: David Miller, 1 run (over throw)
  • 5th ball: Rahul Tewatia, a six off mid-wicket
  • Sixth ball: Rahul Tewatia, six off longon

Sheldon Cottrell also became victim of Rahul Teotia
Earlier, Rahul Tewatia had turned the match against Punjab at Sharjah ground in IPL 2020 by hitting 5 sixes in Sheldon Cottrell’s over. At that time he was playing against Rajasthan Royals. The cricket world had seen this form of him for the first time. Now his international team player Odeon Smith came under the radar of Rahul Teotia.

Such was the thrill of the match
Chasing the target of 190 runs given by Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans got off to a great start. Shubman Gill and Matthew Wade opened the batting. While batting aggressively, Arshdeep scored 14 runs in his over by hitting three fours in the first over itself. However, Kagiso Rabada gave Punjab their first breakthrough in the form of Matthew Wade in his very first over. Rabada caught Matthew Wade at the hands of Bairstow on the score of six runs.

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After him Sai Sudarshan came to bat. Gujarat opener Shubman Gill scored 12th fifty of IPL career in 29 balls. This is his second consecutive fifty this season. In the last match against Delhi, he scored 84 runs in 46 balls. After nine overs, Gujarat had scored 88 runs for the loss of one wicket. Sudarshan played a partnership of 101 runs with Gill. But, Sudarshan was caught by Mayank Agarwal in the over of bowler Rahul Chahar. During this, he scored 35 runs in 30 balls with the help of one six and four fours.

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After the dismissal of Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya took up the batting front with Gill. In the 18th over, the team made 158 runs for the loss of two wickets. Gujarat Titans got the third blow in the fifth ball of the 19th over. Shubman Gill missed his maiden IPL century by four runs and scored 96 runs in 59 balls with the help of one six and 11 fours and was caught by Mayank Agarwal in Rabada’s over. At the same time, Hardik Pandya was run out in the last over and only then Rahul Tewatia took the lead and took the match to the end with David Miller.

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Earlier, due to the brilliant innings of Liam Livingstone (64) and Shikhar Dhawan (35), Punjab Kings (PBKS) set a target of 190 runs to Gujarat Titans (GT). Punjab scored 189 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. For the team, there was a successful partnership of 52 runs in 32 balls between Dhawan and Livingstone. Rashid Khan made the most of three successes from the Gujarat side. At the same time, Darshan Nalkande took two wickets, while Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya and Lockie Ferguson took one wicket each.