Hardik Pandya, Man of the Match
Hardik Pandya (GT): Always good to win. It is just cramps. Not used to batting for so long. Gives me time though to calculate. Today I got the rhythm and planned my knock. It allows the others to play freely. I have done the other role where I have scored 12 balls 30. Captaincy is always fun. Be the flagbearer of the team. The team is gelling well. I wanted all of us to be happy for each other's happiness. That is working well for the team.
Sanju Samson (RR): You can say that (if Gurajat got 10-15 extra runs). But I would like to give credit to their batters. Hardik played a very good innings, they played really well to get that score. If we had wickets in hand this was chasable I feel. We were almost there in terms of run rate, in the powerplay we had a better run rate actually, But we kept losing wickets. Freaky niggle last night in training, definitely missed him (Boult). Hopefully he will be back soon. He (Hardik) had a really good day today, batted, bowled and fielded well. I have played enough number of years in this league to understand that each game is crucial. Very important to learn and comeback stronger in the next game. I was doing No. 3 continuously till last season. So we decided to have that flexibility, come down at No. 4 or 5 or wherever the team needs me. Having someone like R Ashwin allows us to do that, Devdutt Padikkal batted 3 in the first three games. So it all depends on the combination we are playing.
Gujarat Titans won by 37 runs
Over 19.6 Yash Dayal bowls it short of length to Kuldeep Sen, no run, gets back in the crease and misses the pull.
Over 19.5 Yash Dayal bowls a good length delivery to Kuldeep Sen, no run, gets forward and looks to slog but misses
Over 19.4 Yash Dayal bowls a good length delivery to Kuldeep Sen, no run, comes on to the front foot and looks to slog and misses
Over 19.3 Yash Dayal bowls a good length delivery to Yuzvendra Chahal, out Caught by Shankar!! Chahal was backing away and then checked his poke for the ball to lob up. Shankar came in from point and took it easily.
Over 19.2 Yash Dayal bowls it short of length to Yuzvendra Chahal, 2 runs, goes deep inside the crease and mistime pull through mid-wicket and picks up a couple of runs.
Over 19.1 Yash Dayal bowls a good length delivery to Yuzvendra Chahal, no run, gets forward and looks to slog that across the line and misses
End of Over 19 (4 runs) Rajasthan XI 151/8
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/5 Lockie Ferguson 4-0-23-3
Prasidh Krishna 4/7
Over 18.6 Lockie Ferguson bowls a pitched up delivery to Yuzvendra Chahal,1 run, gets forward and plays it down to deep cover and picks up a single.
Over 18.5 Lockie Ferguson bowls a good length delivery to Prasidh Krishna,1 run, backs away and pats it out into the off-side for a single
Over 18.4 Lockie Ferguson bowls it short of length to Prasidh Krishna, no run, backs away in the crease and looks to ramp that and misses
Over 18.3 Lockie Ferguson bowls a good length delivery to Yuzvendra Chahal,1 run, gets back in the crease and defends it on the onside.
Over 18.2 Lockie Ferguson bowls a good length delivery to Yuzvendra Chahal, no run, gets forward and looks to flay that away without any feet and gets beaten outside off
Over 18.1 Lockie Ferguson bowls a good length delivery to Prasidh Krishna,1 run, backs away and pats it away into the off-side for a single
End of Over 18 (4 runs) Rajasthan XI 147/8
Yuzvendra Chahal 1/2 Vijay Shankar 0.3-0-1-0
Prasidh Krishna 2/4
Over 17.6: No runs. Vijay Shankar to Yuzvendra Chahal,
Over 17.5: Single. Vijay Shankar to Prasidh Krishna,