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IPL 2022 Match 62: Saha, Shami star in Gujarat's impressive victory

Wriddhiman Saha

Gujarat Titans continued their forward march as they beat Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

After opting to bat, Chennai posted 133 for five in their 20 overs and Gujarat reached the target in 19.1 overs to finish on 137 for three.

Earlier, Chennai were carried forward by a 57 runs second wicket stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali. After Ali fell, Gaikwad joined forces with Narayan Jagadeesan by putting on 48 runs for the third wicket. Gaikwad fell for 53 off 49 balls with four boundaries and a six. But thereafter the innings just slowed down as just 20 runs were added in the remaining four overs. In fact the final five overs, Chennai did not hit a single boundary or six. Chennai finished on 133 for five in their 20 overs. For Gujarat the best bowler was Mohammed Shami (2-19).

Gujarat got off to a brisk start when their openers Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill added 59 runs. Then Saha carried as he added 31 runs for the second wicket with Matthew Wade. Saha remained the constant as towards the end with David Miller. Saha and Miller added 37 runs in an unbeaten fourth wicket stand. Saha remained unbeaten on 67 off 57 balls with eight boundaries and a six. Gujarat reached the target in 19.1 overs to end on 137 for three. For Chennai the best bowler was debutant Matheesha Pathirana (2-24). 

Match Summary
Chennai Super Kings: 133-5 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Devon Conway-2.1 ov), 2-65 (Moeen Ali-8.4 ov), 3-113 (Ruturaj Gaikwad-15.6 ov), 4-114 (Shivam Dube-16.3 ov), 5-130 (MS Dhoni-19.3 ov)

Gujarat Titans: 137-3 (19.1)
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Shubman Gill-7.1 ov), 2-90 (Matthew Wade-11.2 ov), 3-100 (Hardik Pandya-13.1 ov)

Result: Gujarat Titans won by seven wickets 


Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, N Jagadeesan, Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, MS Dhoni (captain & wicket-keeper), Matheesh Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary

Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (captain), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Mohammed Shami, Sai Kishore, Yash Dayal

Match Details
Toss: Chennai Super Kings, elected to bat
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Start time: 1100 hrs GMT
Match officials: Rohan Pandit, Virender Sharma (On-field Umpires); Chris Gaffaney (TV Umpire); Nikhil Patwardhan (Reserve Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee)

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