Gujarat Titans reach IPL final Gujarat beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the first qualifier to clinch the title in their debut season. David Miller (68 * off 38 balls) and captain Hardik Pandya (40 * off 27 balls) batted for the victory. Both batsmen added 106 runs for the fourth wicket. He needed 16 runs in the last over. Miller won the toss and elected to field.
Score: Rajasthan 6 – 188, Gujarat 3 – 191 (19.3)
Despite the defeat, Sanju Samson and his team still have hope. The winners of today’s Lucknow Super Giants-Bangalore Royal Challengers eliminator will face off in the second qualifier.
Gujarat continued their consistent performance in the preliminary round in the decisive match. Despite Rajasthan’s excellent score, they followed suit. Miller hit five sixes and three fours. Shubhman Gill and Matthew Wade scored 35 runs each. Sanju (47 off 26 balls) and Jose Butler (89 off 56 balls) were the main contributors as Rajasthan batted first and scored 188 runs. Sanju hit three sixes and five fours. Butler, who started the innings, was on fire in the final overs. Two sixes and 12 fours were included in that innings. The second qualifier is on Friday. The final will be played on Sunday in Ahmedabad.
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