IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans became the first team to reach the playoffs: Hardik Pandya
Gujarat Titans has won the 57th match of IPL 2022. In the match played at MCA Stadium in Pune, Gujarat team defeated Lucknow Super Giants by a huge margin of 62 runs in one sided style.
Batting first, Gujarat, led by Hardik Pandya, scored 144 runs and then Lucknow were all out for 82 runs.
With this win, Gujarat Titans have once again reached the top of the points table and also became the first team to reach the playoffs in the 15th season of IPL.
Chasing Gujarat’s target of 145 runs, Lucknow started poorly. Lucknow lost their top three wickets for 33 runs against the brilliant bowling of Yash Dayal and Mohammed Shamini.
After this, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya tried to save the team from the initial blow. But Rashid Khan and Sai Kishore, playing their first match, destroyed the middle order of Lucknow one by one. Both took six wickets after scoring 31 runs in 35 balls.
After the match, Hardik Pandya said, “Qualifying before the 14th match is a great effort and we are proud of ourselves.” All the players of the team are giving their best which has enabled our team to perform well.