Ahmedabad: Gujarat Titans beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in the 62nd league match of the current IPL season. With this, the Gujarat team led by Hardik Pandya became the first team in the current season to enter the play-offs. It is noteworthy that Gujarat won the title of champion in the last season.
The match was held at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl. Batting first, Gujarat scored 188 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Gujarat batsman Subman Gill scored 101 runs off 58 balls. Sai Sudarsan, another player, scored 47 off 36 balls. All the rest of the team lost wickets in single digit runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 5 wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs on behalf of Hyderabad team.
Chasing a target of 189 runs to win, the Hyderabad team stumbled by losing 7 wickets for 59 runs. Clausen, the team’s batsman, played classy and scored 64 runs off 44 balls. Hyderabad scored only 154 runs for the loss of 9 wickets at the end of 20 overs. With this defeat, Hyderabad are out of the current season in the first round.
Gujarat bowlers Shami and Mohit Sharma took 4 wickets each. Yash Dayal took 1 wicket. Gujarat has played 13 matches and recorded 9 wins in the current season. With this, the team has advanced to the play-off round by getting 18 points.