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The Gujarat Titans climbed to the Top of the points table in the TATA IPL

The Gujarat Titans (GT) climbed to the Top of the points table in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 with a victory in the last over against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 5 wickets on Wednesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Gujarat Titans emerged victorious in a thrilling last-ball finish amidst Umran Malik’s supreme fast bowling display which included a fabulous five-wicket haul.

Chasing a huge target of 196, GT openers – Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha responded strongly at the top and scored 31/0 in the first three overs. Saha was on the move and hit 7 fours and a six in the powerplay.

The fifty partnership was up for the opening wicket and SRH were 59-0 after 6 overs. Gill thumped his first six in the 7th over against Washington Sundar.

Umran Malik brought SRH back to the game with two wickets. First, the speedster rattled the off-stump of Gill and then scalped Hardik Pandya’s wicket after the GT skipper was caught by Jansen.

Saha crossed his half-century in the 11th over and was joined by David Miller. The opener creamed consecutive fours against Jansen as GT required 87 off 48.

Umran Malik bowled a 153 KPH yorker to scalp the decisive wicket of Saha. GT required 61 off the final five after Tewatia added two fours.

Malik continued his bowling brilliance and picked the wickets of Miller and Abhinav Manohar on consecutive deliveries to pick up his maiden fifer in the tournament.

The equation was down to 35 off 12 deliveries as Tewatia brought GT closer with a four and six against Natarajan.

With 22 required off 6, the left-handed batter smacked yet another maximum before Rashid Khan smoked three sixes to get GT over the line on the final ball.

Earlier, SRH, who were put in to bat first, made one change – Washington Sundar was named in the eleven.

SRH started well with the bat and were 22-0 before Mohammad Shami rattled the stumps to dismiss SRH skipper Kane Williamson in the third over.

Rahul Tripathi whacked a six and two fours but Shami trapped the batter LBW in the same over. Opener Abhishek Sharma creamed two fours and SRH were 53-2 after 6 overs.

Aiden Markram and Abhishek Sharma stitched a vital partnership and SRH were 84-2 at the half-way mark.

Abhishek Sharma brought up his half-century with a six and the boundaries kept flowing off the bat of Markram and Sharma.

SRH were 140-2 at the end of 15 overs before Alzarri Joseph brought an end to the partnership after Sharma dragged one into the stumps.

Shami claimed his third wicket of the innings after Pooran was caught at long-on. Markram meanwhile, reached his half-century with a maximum.

GT picked two quick wickets including that of Markram, who was caught by Miller. Washington Sundar was run-out courtesy of a direct hit from Alzarri Joseph.

Shashank Singh hammered 25 runs off 6 deliveries including three sixes against Lockie Ferguson to take SRH to 195-6 in the first innings.

Brief ScoresGujarat Titans 199/5 (Wriddhiman Saha 68, Rahul Tewatia 40*; Umran Malik 5-25) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 195/6 (Abhishek Sharma 65, Aiden Markram 56; Mohammad Shami 3-39) by 5 wickets.

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