Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell Help RCB Win Over GT To Keep IPL 2022 Playoffs Hopes Alive

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The 67th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played between Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, May 19.

Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated table-toppers Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets to win their 8th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and keep their playoffs hopes alive.

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Earlier, Gujarat Titans won the toss and opted to bat first in the match and they made one change to the playing XI as Lockie Ferguson replaced Alzarri Joseph in the team. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, made just one change to the playing XI as Siddarth Kaul replaced Mohammed Siraj in the line-up.

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In the powerplay, Gujarat Titans were able to score 38/2 as they lost the wickets of Shubman Gill for 1 and Matthew Wade for 16. Notably, Gill was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood and Wade was declared out LBW in a controversial DRS decision.

Star performer Wriddhiman Saha, who once again batted brilliantly, got run out on the 3rd ball of the 9th over and he was able to score 31 runs off 22 balls, including 4 fours and 1 six.

Hardik Pandya. PHoto- IPL
Hardik Pandya. PHoto- IPL

After that, Hardik Pandya and David Miller had an amazing 61 runs partnership off 47 balls, before the latter was dismissed for 34 on the second ball of the 17th over by leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.

In the end, Hardik Pandya played a captain’s knock and Rashid Khan played an explosive cameo knock to help Gujarat Titans (GT) score 168/5. Hardik Pandya scored 62 runs off 47 balls, including 4 fours and 3 sixes, and Rashid Khan smashed 19 runs off 6 balls, including 1 four and 2 sixes.

Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli provided an amazing start to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the run-chase against Gujarat Titans as they were able to score 55/0 in the powerplay.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Image: BCCI

The Royal Challengers Bangalore openers completed 100 runs partnership in 71 balls with Kohli contributing 56 and du Plessis scoring 40 runs.

In the end, Rashid Khan dismissed both the RCB openers but it was not enough for Gujarat Titans to win the match as Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik took Royal Challengers Bangalore past the finish line.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans:

 

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