Leaders Gujarat fall to Punjab’s Rabada

A 4-wicket haul from Kagiso Rabada, and batting fireworks from Liam Livingstone, have served Punjab Kings conquer the leaders Gujarat Titans by eight wickets in the Indian Leading League.

Rabada’s 4-33 ensured Gujarat produced a sub-par batting functionality on a two-paced DY Patil Stadium pitch on Tuesday. The Titans finished with only 8-143 in 20 overs.

In reply, Shikhar Dhawan scored 62 not out off 53 balls as he anchored Punjab to a relaxed get to hold its playoff hopes alive.

Livingstone then thrashed 28 off the 16th over bowled by Mohammad Shami, smashing three sixes in a row along with two fours. 1 6 carried 117 metres, the major hit in the IPL this year.

Chasing 144, Punjab missing Jonny Bairstow cheaply. He was out for just one run after staying promoted to open up the batting as skipper Mayank Agarwal held himself back.

Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajpaksa (40 off 28 balls) did not permit the Titans’ assault make additional inroads and set on 87 operates off 58 balls.

With Livingstone in a hurry as Punjab gained with 4 overs to spare.

The Titans experienced opted to bat very first but their innings was before long in disarray. Shubman Gill was run out for 9 and Hardik Pandya was caught powering for a person run.

At the other conclusion, Rabada worked his swing, dismissing Wriddhiman Saha (21).

Livingstone chipped in with David Miller’s wicket as Gujarat was reduced to 4-67 in 11.2 overs without the need of restoration in sight.

When Rahul Tewatia was caught off Rabada for just 11 runs off 13 balls, the writing was on the wall for the Titans.

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