The 48th match of the IPL 2022 was held between the first team in the points table and the number 8 team. The Punjab Kings, seated at number eight, defeated the Gujarat Titans, who captured the number one. In the 15th season of the IPL, the Punjab Kings won the fifth match by 8 wickets. With this win in the IPL 2022 points table, the Punjab Kings advance from No. 8 to 5. Gujarat is currently only the first.
This is the second defeat of the Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022. Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Gujarat. Gujarat leads the race for the IPL qualifiers. At the same time, the kings of Punjab also kept their hopes up. Captain Hardik Pandya made a very brave decision in this match. They won the toss and were elected to the racket despite the evening’s match.
Hitting first, the Gujarat Titans scored 143 points for a loss of 8 wickets in 20 increases based on 65 passes from 50 balls by Sai Sudarshan. Veridyman Saha scored 21 points for Gujarat, while David Miller and Rahul Teotia scored 11-11 points. Apart from those, no one can get past the double digit. Meanwhile, Kajisu Rabada took 4 wickets for the Kings of Punjab, and Rishi Dhawan, William Livingston and Archdeep took one share each.
Meanwhile, chasing the 144-point goal, the Punjab Kings didn’t get a good start, but opener Shikhar Dhawan partnered an 87-time partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksa to knock Gujarat out of the match. Shekhar Dhawan scored 62 passes on 53 balls while Rajapaksa was sent off after scoring 40 points on 28 balls. Liam Livingston scored 30 points on 10 balls. Muhammad Al Shami and Luke Ferguson got 1-1 wickets for Gujarat.