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In the 48th match of IPL 2022, Punjab Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets in a one-sided match. This is only the second defeat in 10 matches of Gujarat riding on the chariot of victory. The biggest culprit of this defeat of the team was opener Shubman Gill.
Gill was run out for the seventh time in the IPL
9 runs out
Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to bat. A big innings was expected from Gill in the match, but he was dismissed after scoring only 9 runs in 6 balls. Gill was run out on the first ball of the third over. Shubman plays the first ball outside off-stump towards cover and runs for a single, but Rishi Dhawan, fielding at cover, catches the ball and throws it fast.
The ball went non strike with a direct throw and Gill was run out. He also appeared angry after his wicket. Actually, Shubman Gill believed that bowler Sandeep Sharma was coming in his way.
2 consecutive fifties in the opening matches
Gill was dismissed for zero in the very first match of Gujarat in the tournament, but after that he made 2 consecutive fifties in the second and third match. Gill scored 84 runs in 46 balls against Delhi, while against Punjab his bat saw 96 runs in 59 balls.
After this it was as if his bat got rusty. After flopping in 5 consecutive innings, Shubman scored 31 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), but in that too he faced 28 balls. He was dismissed for a golden duck against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Runs scored so far at an average of 27
In IPL 2O22, Shubman Gill has scored 269 runs in 10 innings at an average of 26.90. He has only 2 half-centuries to his name. The team of Gujarat Titans has won 8 out of 10 matches and is almost sure of the team’s place in the playoffs. If Hardik and Co. have to win the tournament, then Gill will have to get back into the rhythm very quickly.
Gujarat lost by 8 wickets
In the 48th match, Punjab Kings beat Gujarat by 8 wickets. Punjab had a target of 144 runs, which the team achieved by losing 2 wickets in the game of 16 overs. Shikhar Dhawan scored an unbeaten 62 and was the top scorer. At the same time, Liam Livingstone made an unbeaten 30 runs in just 10 balls while batting.