Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat. Does that team have better records in the chase .. What if they have to bat first in the playoffs? Hardik Pandya recently said that he is taking first batting to prepare the team. But .. in Pune .. there is another reason why he decided to bat first. Hardik Pandya, who had already sensed that Pune was turning into a pitch slouch during the match, opted to bat first on Tuesday night. It was this decision that gave the team the victory.
Gujarat, who batted first in the match, scored just 144 for 4. But as the pitch became sluggish, the Lucknow team failed to crack the target and collapsed to 82 in 13.5 overs. Gujarat spinner Rashid Khan took 4 for 24 in 3.5 overs with the help of the pitch. This is the fourth defeat for the Lucknow team which played the 12th match. The team continues to be in the second position with 16 points.