Glory for the Titans, Goodbye from us!
And, we leave it here! Let us cherish a rather sweet victory for GT in the final of IPL 2022. The 15th edition of India's premier T20 league was truly a riveting one.
Here are the key takeaways from IPL 2022
History for the Titans!
Gujarat Titans have been crowned champions of IPL 2022. They handed RR a one-sided defeat in the final to win their maiden IPL title. Notably, GT were one of the two newly-introduced sides in the 2022 season besides Lucknow Super Giants. Hardik Pandya gets the silverware in his debut season as captain.
GT smell victory!
Gujarat Titans smell victory! They need 24 runs off 26 balls with David Miller and Shubman Gill in the middle.
Number 27 for Yuzi Chahal!
Yuzvendra Chahal takes his 27th wicket of IPL 2022, the most in a single season. He breaks the record of Imran Tahir, who took 26 wickets in IPL 2016. Chahal also bags the Purple Cap this season.
GT require 83 runs off 66 balls
Hardik Pandya releases pressure with an important four. GT still require consistency in terms of runs. They are 48/2 after nine overs. The Titans still need 83 runs off 66 balls.
GT have lost two wickets in the Powerplay
GT have lost two wickets in the Powerplay. Skipper Hardik Pandya is out in the middle. Will he provide the Titans a safe passage?
Trent Boult keeps the Titans quiet!
Trent Boult delivers a maiden over! Shubman Gill couldn't steal a run in that over.
Praisdh Krishna knocks over Wriddhiman Saha
1.4 - Praisdh Krishna knocks over Wriddhiman Saha in the second over. Will RR stage a comeback in the match?
Second-lowest total by a team batting first in IPL finals
RR have registered the second-lowest total by a team batting first in IPL finals. Mumbai Indians made 129/8 against RPS in IPL 2017 final. However, MI managed to defend that total.
RR compile 130/9 in 20 overs
RR compile 130/9 in 20 overs. Mohammed Shami dismissed Riyan Parag on the final ball of the innings. Interestingly, Shami had removed KL Rahul on his first delivery of IPL 2022.
Second-best figures by a captain in IPL finals
Hardik Pandya takes his third wicket of the match. His 3/17 are now the second-best figures by a captain in IPL finals.
BEST: 4/16 Anil Kumble (RCB vs Deccan Chargers, IPL 2009)
GT are all over RR!
GT are all over the Royals at the moment. They have reduced RR to 98/6. R Ashwin is the latest batter to depart.
Hardik Pandya gets rid of Buttler!
Skipper Hardik Pandya removes the dangerous Jos Buttler. GT are in complete control.
Rashid Khan trumps Padikkal!
11.5 - Rashid Khan trumps Padikkal. The latter goes for two after facing 10 deliveries.
RR are 75/2 after 11 overs
RR are 75/2 after 11 overs. Devdutt Padikkal still needs to open his account after facing seven deliveries. Jos Buttler is unbeaten on 37.
GT skipper Hardik Pandya strikes
GT skipper Hardik Pandya gets rid of RR captain Sanju Samson on his second delivery of the match. RR are 60/2 (8.2 Ov), with Devdutt Padikkal coming out.
Strategic timeout: RR are 59/1 in eight overs after electing to bat. They lost opener Jaiswal in the fourth over. Samson and Buttler are building a solid partnership.
Here's the battle of the final!
Here's the battle of the final - Best batter of IPL 2022 (Jos Buttler) vs one of the best leg-spinners of T20 cricket (Rashid Khan).
RR touch the 50-run mark in the seventh over
6.5 - RR touch the 50-run mark in the seventh over. Buttler brings up RR's 50 with a four to deep backward point.