IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in the IPL match on Thursday. As a result, another defeat was added to the account of Punjab Kings. But after the match, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan said that he was very unhappy with the team’s batting. He said that his team left 56 dot balls as a dot in this match and that was the reason for their defeat. But he showered praises on the bowlers of the Punjab team who put up an extraordinary performance even till the end and tried to win the match.
‘We could not set the goal of fighting in front of the opponent. If 56 balls are played simultaneously in a T20 innings, which team will win? Our failure in batting was the reason for the defeat. The bowlers worked hard till the end to restrict the opposition batsmen. Shikhar Dhawan said that he made the match exciting with his extraordinary bowling.
Meanwhile, in this match, the Punjab Kings team batted first and made 153 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. In this sequence, the openers Prabhsimran (0), Dhawan (8) failed to perform well, then Mathew Short (36), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (20), Jitesh Sharma (25), Sam Curran (22), Shahrukh Khan (22) performed consistently for Punjab. The score reached 153 runs. While Mohit Sharma excelled with 2 wickets for Gujarat, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Alzari Joseph and Rashid Khan took wickets.
Later, the Gujarat team came to the crease and hit the target in 19.5 overs with one ball remaining. Shubman Gill (67) excelled with a half century for Gujarat.. Wriddiman Saha (30), Sai Sudarshan (19) and David Miller (17 not out) played their part and the victory was theirs.
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