While chasing the target of 188, Gujarat Titans’ Matthew Wade had to walk back to the dressing room after a brilliant catch from Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler which also left the bowler suprised on Tuesday, May 24 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Wriddhiman Saha had to walk back after a duck and Shubman Gill gave a much needed start to GT ‘s innings with his 35 off 21 runs. Matthew Wade had scored 35 runs in 30 balls with 6 fours when a spectacular catch from Jos Buttler sent the Australian off.
This happened in the 10th over of Obed McCoy. McCoy bowled a short ball in length around off and Wade hung on the back foot and pulled it over mid-wicket. The connection seemed proper but it wasn’t enough to clear the fence. Buttler jumped in and caught it over his head. McCoy thought it had crossed the rope and he was looking away. But to his surprise, he got to know that Buttler caught the ball which let the West Indian take a huge sigh of relief.
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The trio of Miller, Pandya and Rashid help GT reach maiden finals
Gujarat Titans are the new face in this tournament. Many had mocked the team when they made Hardik Pandya their skipper. David Miller had gone unsold in the auctions until GT roped him which also made others criticise their decision. But the same Miller became the reason why Gujarat is playing the finals.
Miller scored 68 runs off 38 balls with 3 fours and 5 massive sixes, with three sixes in a row in the penultimate over to help GT come out victorious. His partnership with Hardik Pandya was a crucial one as the latter also scored 40 runs in 27 balls with five fours. If it wasn’t for Rashid Khan, RR would have crossed the 200-run mark had not he conceded just 15 runs in his four overs.