On Tuesday evening, Gujarat Titans squared off against Punjab Kings in the 48th match of the Indian Premier League 2022. Punjab Kings secured their 5th win of the season courtesy of a brilliant spell from South African pacer Kagiso Rabada.
Gujarat Titans batted first on the night after their skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to have a go with the bat. However, it wasn’t their night as Punjab Kings’ bowlers were all over them.
The Proteas pacer Kagiso Rabada was on his lethal best as he finished the night with a four-for against his name. Rabada led the Punjab Kings’ bowling attack, while Rishi Dhawan and Arshdeep Singh provided him with the much-needed support.
Chasing the total, Shikhar Dhawan carried the bat for his to ensure a massive victory for his side. Meanwhile, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Liam Livingstone also made vital contributions as Punjab Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets.
Arshdeep Singh reads the game well: Kagiso Rabada
Rabada was adjudged player of the match for his brilliant spell. In the post-match presentation, the senior pacer praised his mate Arshdeep Singh for bowling brilliantly against the Titans.
“He’s got a lot of nerve, he has shown that, especially in the death overs. He reads the game well, he’s able to execute his skill and he’s done it game in game out. He knows what he wants to work on, I am not saying too much to him,” said Kagiso Rabada.
“As a bowler, you have to bowl in all stages of the game. It’s about figuring out how to be the most effective in each stage of the game,” concluded Rabada while talking about his own bowling.
It was a vital win for Punjab Kings as they have jumped to the 5th place in the league standings with five wins and five losses after 10 matches.