In their first season of the Indian Premier League, Gujarat Titans have performed brilliantly, winning tough and big matches in this most thrilling and surprising season, registering a huge victory by 62 runs against Lucknow Super Giants today, that confirmed their entry into the IPL 2022 Playoffs, becoming the first team to do so this season.
With the victory in the match against Lucknow, Gujarat Titans have created yet another unique combination with Gujarat Lions, who have joined the IPL 2016 for 2 seasons. Gujarat Lions were the first team to qualify for the playoffs in their first season in 2016 while Gujarat Titans also became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in their debut season.
If we talk about the match, the bowlers of both the teams dominated the match. Where none of the batsmen were able to stay on the pitch for long, Shubman Gill played an important innings of 63 runs for Gujarat Titans. No other batsman from Gujarat and Lucknow could even score 30 runs. He was adjudged the player of the match for this innings as well.
Talking about the bowlers, the bowlers of Gujarat Titans, performing brilliantly in today’s match, bowled out the dangerous looking batting line-up of Lucknow for 82 runs. Rashid Khan took 4 wickets and Sai Kishore, playing his first match, took 2 wickets as well. Along with this, Yash Dayal also took 2 and Mohammed Shami took one wicket.
With this victory for Gujarat Titans, the social media was flooded with tweets from the fans and cricket experts of Gujarat as Gujarat made it easy to reach the playoffs in their very first season in the competition.
Gujaratis on top. Many congratulations to the franchise and the team for qualifying for the playoffs. Bowling was top class! @gujarat_titans— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 10, 2022
Gujarat Titans. Take a bow 🙇♂️ I must admit that I didn’t see them qualifying…couldn’t be happier to be proved wrong. Upwards and onwards. Won’t be surprised if both newcomers meet again on the 29th. But then…what do I know 🥳🤩😊— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 10, 2022
“Worst team on paper, would be first team to get knocked out”— Dusted (@Kohliisgoat) May 10, 2022
Same hardik who wasn’t even gully level captain according to some has made this team first team to qualify for playoffs.
Take a bow captain hardik. pic.twitter.com/asB1YqGncJ
Brilliant, brilliant win this @gujarat_titans Champion stuff 👏 👏! Top spell by @rashidkhan_19 and a great first game for Sai Kishore. Congratulations on being the first team to qualify. Nehra ji muskuraiyeee pahunch gaye play off ch 🕺 #IPL2022 #GTvsLSG pic.twitter.com/mLfE3zPDuD— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 10, 2022