IPL 2023 GT Vs KKR: Shami, Shankar lead Titans to 7-wickets win over Knights

Defending champions Gujarat Titans on 29 April defeated the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets within the sixteenth season of Indian Premier League on the Eden Gardens.

After profitable the toss, GT skipper Hardik Pandya selected to bowl. In reply, KKR batters scored 179 runs in 20 overs, which GT chased with 13 balls remaining.

KKR innings: 

Opening for KKR, Narayan Jagadeesan was despatched again to pavilion for 19 by Mohammed Shami within the third over. Following this, Shardul Thakur too walked out of pitch within the fifth over, as Shami took his wicket.

Equally, different wickets of Venkatesh Iyer (11), skippier Nitish Rana (4) and energy hitter Rinku Singh (19) have been taken by GT bowlers. Nevertheless, Rahmanullah Gurbaz saved his cool and scored 81 runs in 39 deliveries earlier than being despatched to pavilion by Noor Ahmad within the sixteenth over. Andre Russell did rating 34 runs however was too despatched again by Shami within the twentieth over.

For GT, Mohammed Shami took three wickets, whereas Josh Little and Noor Ahmad picked two wickets every.

GT innings:

Chasing a goal of 180 runs, KKR could not carry out right now and was despatched again within the fifth over by Russell. Gill (49) and skipper Hardik Pandya (26) constructed partnership, however then within the eleventh over, Pandya was despatched again by Harshit Rana. Following this, Gill was too despatched again by Narine within the 13 over.

To chase the goal, Vijay Shankar (51) and David Miller (32) constructed a robust partnership and led the GT to a 7 wickets win with 13 balls remaining.

For KKR, Harshit Rana, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine picked one wicket every.

With this, GT has now reached the highest spot with 6 wins in 8 matches, whereas KKR is on the seventh spot with 3 victory and 6 loss.

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