Gujarat Titans won the match by 6 wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday, April 31 at the Brabourne Stadium.
RCB had won the toss and decided to bat first. Opener Virat Kohli played a knock of 58 off 52 balls with 6 fours and a six. Rajat Patidar also scored his half century of 52 off 32 balls. Glenn Maxwell played a fiery innings of 33 off 18 balls.
Gujarat Titans responded with Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill’s 29 and 31 runs. David Miller scored 39 off 24 balls with 4 fours and a six while Rahul Tewatia became the hero in today’s match after he scored an unbeaten 43 runs off 25 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Look at how Twitter reacted to MI’s innings:
Virat Kohli return to his form against MI
Kohli was in the spotlight in this IPL for a very wrong reason which was about his poor run of form. But today, a fine half-century helped the team reach a respectable position.
“That’s the beauty of this team, people coming in and showing what they can do in clutch situations is becoming quite a habit, something I don’t mind happening. We always back them to do it, but they’re defying odds time and again,” said Hardik Pandya during the post-match presentation.
“Credit to their confidence level (on Miller, Tewatia and Rashid), the self-belief that they’re having, making sure they can finish games. To be very honest, we don’t play to what people say, at the end of the day, it’s up to yourself to improve, that’s what we want.”
“I have had a lot of chats with Rahul (Tewatia), you can see that self-belief, if you can finish games like this, you need to be super cool. That makes you think that 7, 8 or even 9 can make you win. This win is dedicated to the people of Gujarat, as it’s Gujarat Day tomorrow, thanks for all the love and wishes you’ve shown us. As I have played a lot in Maharashtra, happy Maharashtra day as well.”