KKR vs GT 2022: Kolkata Knight Riders are set to take on Gujarat Titans in the 35th match of the Indian Premier League 2022. Gujarat Titans are playing formidable cricket at the moment and currently find themselves at the second position on the points table. Another win on Saturday could help them take the top position.
Hardik Pandya didn’t play the last game and Gujarat looked like suffering a big defeat against CSK. However, David Miller, singlehandedly took the game away from the opposition with an outstanding knock of 94 runs in 51 balls, a knock that was laced with 8 fours and 6 sixes. Rashid Khan also played a vital knock of 40 runs in 21 balls to help the team chase down a 169-run target with one ball left in the second innings.
Hardik Pandya’s return to the team in the next game will further bolster the team. With the ball, Shami and Rashid were outstanding but Lockie Ferguson conceded a lot of runs. He would look to bounce back strongly. Facing them are Kolkata Knight Riders, who are coming into the back of a heart-breaking 7-run defeat against Rajasthan.
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Chasing a mammoth score of 217 runs, Shreyas Iyer kept the team in the hunt with a sensational knock of 85 runs in 51 balls. Aaron Finch also gave a great start to the innings with a vital knock of 58 runs in 28 balls. However, there was little support from the other batsmen.
A single over from Yuzvendra Chahal turned the game completely on its head as he picked a hat-trick, including the wicket of Shreyas Iyer, in the 17th over. Kolkata, though, would be proud of their batting performance. The bowlers, though, had a poor outing. Pat Cummins went for plenty of runs for the third consecutive occasion and he might be replaced with Tim Southee in the next game.