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    IPL 2022: Hardik, Ferguson Lead Gujarat To 37-Run Win Over Rajasthan

    IPL 2022
    Sunil Aswal
    April14/ 2022

    Mumbai: Captain Hardik Pandya's clinical all-round performance and pacer Lockie Ferguson's superb bowling effort led Gujarat Titans to a convincing 37-run win over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2022 match at DY Patil Stadium, here on Thursday. It was Gujarat's fourth win of the IPL 2022 season and they climbed to the top of the points table with 8 points. A sensational unbeaten half-century by Hardik (87 not out off 52) powered Gujarat Titans to 192/4 in 20 overs. Apart from Hardik, Abhinav Manohar (43 off 28) and David Miller (31 not out off 14) also made valuable contributions with the bat for Gujarat. Chasing a big total, Jos Buttler, who played an attacking knock (54 off 24), gave Rajasthan a flying start. He first smashed Mohammed Shami for three back-to-back boundaries in the very first over and then hit debutant Yash Dayal for two boundaries and a six in the second over. However, his opening partner Devdutt Padikkal was dismissed for a first ball-duck in the last delivery of the same over. The promotion of R Ashwin didn't prove effective as he was dismissed for a run-a-ball 8. While the rest of the batters struggled, Buttler raced to his fifty by hitting a few more boundaries. The carnage eventually ended in the last ball of the powerplay when he was undone by a slower delivery from Lockie Ferguson, which crashed on to the stumps. Soon enough, Hardik Pandya ran Sanju Samson out for a run-a-ball 11 with an outstanding pick up and throw from mid off. Once Buttler and Samson got out, it was a mountain to climb for Rajasthan. Lower down the order, Shimron Hetmyer (29), Riyan Parag (18) and James Neesham (17) tried hard but Rajasthan kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually restricted to 155-9 ...

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