IPL 2023: Rashid and Noor star in Gujarat Titans’ dominating 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals

Riding on a stunning bowling display from Afghan spin duo Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed followed by Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten and quickfire 15-ball 39 , Gujarat Titans (GT) registered a dominating 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in an IPL 2023 match at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Friday.

With this win, Titans made their position strong at the top of the points table with seven wickets in 10 matches.

Rashid (3/14) and Noor (2/25) once again proved to be lethal with their attacking bowling skillset. And rattled the Royals’ batting line-up in the middle overs. As the hosts were bundled out for a paltry 118 in 17.5 overs.

In reply, after Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha provided a good start to the chase. Hardik Pandya smoked Adam Zampa for three sixes and a four as the visitors sealed a win under 13.5 overs.

Chasing the paltry 118-run target, the opening duo Gill and Saha started off well. Hitting ten boundaries in the first six overs as GT reached 49 for no loss in the PowerPlay.

With just two boundaries coming in the next three overs. Shubman Gill got stumped in the 10th over off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. Gill attempted a big slog but the ball turned away sharply after hitting the deck. In short Sanju Samson made no mistake and was quick to take the bails off.

Brief scores: Gujarat Titans (Wriddhiman Saha 41 off 34, Hardik Pandya 39 off 15; Yuzvendra Chahal 1/22) beat Rajasthan Royals 118 all-out in 17.5 overs (Sanju Samson 30 off 20; Rashid Khan 3/14, Noor Ahmad 2/25) by nine wickets.

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