The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) led by Kane Williamson from the front ended Gujarat Titans (GT) winning streak by defeating them in the 21st match of the ongoing IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Navi Mumbai on April 11, 2022.
The match was a low-scoring but exciting encounter between two sides with excellent batting and bowling capabilities. SRH had come into this match after defeating the Chennai Super Kings in their previous match, while Gujarat Titans had won all of their three matches thus far.
SRH skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to field first, given the possible dew in the evening. The Hardik Pandya-led GT managed 162/7 in 20 overs thanks to 50* from captain Hardik Pandya who hit 1 six and 4 fours, and Abhinav Manohar’s whirlwind knock of 35 in 21 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Pandya also broke Rishabh Pant’s record for being the fastest Indian to reach the 100 sixes mark in the Indian Premier League.
Twitterverse Reacts As Kane Williamson, Abhishek Sharma And Nicholas Pooran Help SRH Break GT’s Winning Streak
The SRH innings saw Abhishek Sharma scoring 42 in 32 balls with 6 fours before becoming Rashid Khan’s victim. Rahul Tripathi then made a sublime 17 runs before he had to retire hurt after experiencing a muscle pull in his leg.
Kane Williamson carried on, scoring his 18th Indian Premier League half-century. He made 57 runs with 4 sixes and 2 fours to his name in 46 balls, before his GT counterpart Hardik Pandya accounted for him. But then Nicholas Pooran took over and finished the job in style, hitting a six and remained unbeaten on 34 in 18 balls with 2 sixes and 2 fours.
SRH won the match by 8 wickets in hand and 5 balls to go and registered their second straight win of the IPL 2022 season. On the other hand, Gujarat Titans’ unbeaten streak came to an end after 3 wins on a trot.
The Twitterverse was all praises at the way Kane Williamson and other SRH batters went about their chase of a tricky 163-run target and lauded the Orange Army for their win. They also added thoughts on GT’s first loss of the season.
Here’s how twitter reacted to Sunrisers Hyderabad’s victory over Gujarat Titans:
How many of you thought GT will lose against SRH?? it’s t20 cricket:). Said it before Williamson holds the key for them. #SRHvsGT
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 11, 2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 11, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 11, 2022
SRH did many important things right.
Gill out early ✅
No 4s/6s for Hardik in last 7 overs ✅
No wkts to Shami&Lockie in PP ✅
KW batting through most of the inn ✅
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 11, 2022
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 11, 2022
Hardik Pandya has done wonderfully well as a bowler so far but his strike rate as batter is something which needs attention. Just 50 runs after 42 balls doesn’t fit nicely with his caliber as striker. #SRHvsGT #IPL2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) April 11, 2022
4 days earlier, #SRH looked weakest team in IPL 15 having suffered two big losses. Since then, they’ve beaten defending champs #CSK and tonight handed #GujaratTitans their first defeat this season to open up the tournament. Dare to pick 4 teams for the play-offs at this stage?
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 11, 2022
CSK and MI fans watching SRH winning back to back matches : pic.twitter.com/Iz8bA6wKaj
— PrinCe (@Prince8bx) April 11, 2022
— Pulkit🇮🇳❤️ (@pulkit5Dx) April 11, 2022
— Vinay (@nevermindmesyng) April 11, 2022
— Batakta Panda 🐼 (@NonSocialBeing) April 11, 2022
CSK and MI fans watching SRH winning back to back matches :- pic.twitter.com/UmYH7Lcqmu
— Nadeem Tyagi🔥 🇮🇳 (@thenadeemtyagi) April 11, 2022
— Srushti (@Srushtipb) April 11, 2022