PBKS vs GT Live Score: Punjab Kings broke Gujarat Kings’ winning streak after beating them by 8 wickets on Tuesday at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Punjab Kings bowled beautifully to restrict Gujarat Titans to just 143 runs in the first innings.
Both the openers went back to the hut inside the first four overs. Hardik Pandya (1 off 7) too failed to hit the straps. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals, however, Sai Sudharsan held firm at one end. He stayed right till the end and played an unbeaten knock of 65 runs in 50 balls, including 5 fours and 1 six. His valuable knock helped the team reach a competitive score on the board.
For Punjab, Kagiso Rabada starred with the ball as he picked 4 wickets for just 33 runs in 4 overs. Sandeep Sharma conceded 17 runs in his four overs but didn’t pick any wicket. Besides, the likes of Arshdeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, and Livingstone all picked one wicket each.
In reply, Punjab Kings chased down the score in just 16 runs with 8 wickets in hand. Punjab came up with a new opening pair in Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow. However, the latter, once again, got out cheaply. He made only 1 run off 6 balls.
However, Shikhar Dhawan looked solid right from the start of his innings. He played an unbeaten knock of 62 runs in 53 balls, a knock which was laced with 8 fours and 1 six. Dhawan received valuable support from Rajapaksa, who made 40 runs in 28 deliveries, including 5 fours and 1 six.
Liam Livingstone also played a handy knock of 30 runs in 10 deliveries, including 2 fours and 3 sixes. With that win, Punjab is now at fifth position on the table with 5 wins in 10 matches. Despite the defeat, Gujarat is still at the top of the table with 8 wins in 10 matches.