IPL 2023 In the first match, Gujarat Titans snatched victory from Lucknow Super Giants in a low-scoring match, while in the second match, Punjab Kings trounced Mumbai Indians by 13 runs. Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat beat KL Rahul’s Lucknow by seven runs at their own home ground. Rahul could not win his team even after playing half-century innings.
Captain Hardik Pandya’s restrained and aggressive half-century innings and experienced bowler Mohit Sharma’s amazing last over helped Gujarat Titans register a thrilling seven-run win over Lucknow. That was the thrill of the last over.
Mohit Sharma came to bowl. Captain KL Rahul was frozen at the crease after scoring a half-century. Lucknow needed 12 runs in the last over to win. Mohit dismissed set batsman Rahul on the very second ball. Lucknow lost four wickets in this over. Mohit dismissed Marcus Stoinis for zero after Rahul while Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda were run out and Gujarat won the match by 7 runs.
After being invited to bat first, Punjab Kings gave Mumbai a target of 215 runs to win. Arjun Tendulkar looted 31 runs in his one over. In response, Mumbai had a better start, but the thrill of the last Ochwar was also seen here. Arshdeep Singh came to bowl the last over. At that time Mumbai needed 16 runs to win. Tim David and Tilak Verma were present at the crease.
Arshdeep bowled Tilak on his very first ball. He broke Tilak’s middle stump. On the very next ball, he once again broke the middle stump and Nehal Badhera was bowled at zero. Arshdeep gave only 2 runs in his last over and Punjab won the match by 13 runs.
Such vicissitudes keep happening in IPL. Talking about Saturday, almost winning teams have lost in both the matches. In the T20 match, teams have won many times even after scoring more than 30 in the last over.