Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals, Qualifier 1: In the first qualifier match of IPL 2022 played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. With this, the team of Gujarat Titans has reached the final. Gujarat is the first team in the IPL to reach the finals in their debut season.
Rajasthan Royals scored 188 for 6 in 20 overs after playing first. In response, Gujarat Titans chased down the target in the last over. David Miller played a match-winning innings of 68 not out in just 38 balls for Gujarat Titans. Apart from this, captain Hardik Pandya scored 40 not out in 27 balls. There was an unbeaten 106 runs partnership for the fourth wicket between the two.
Miller gave Gujarat Titans victory by hitting three sixes in the last over
Gujarat Titans had to score 16 runs in the last over to win. David Miller was on the crease and in front was fast bowler famous Krishna. Miller took his team to the final by hitting three consecutive sixes in the first three balls. In his innings of 68*, Miller hit 3 fours and 5 sixes. At the same time, Hardik Pandya hit five fours in his innings of 40 *. Earlier, he had also taken a wicket in bowling.
Earlier, chasing the target of 189 runs, the start of Gujarat was not good. Wriddhiman Saha got out without opening the account in the very first over. This was followed by a 72-run partnership for the second wicket between Matthew Wade and Shubman Gill. Gill scored 35 runs in 21 balls with the help of 5 fours and a six. At the same time, Wade scored 35 runs in 30 balls with the help of 6 fours. After this, Hardik and Miller played brilliant innings and took their team to the final.