IPL 2022 Final GT vs RR: Dream debut for Gujarat Titans as it clinches title in maiden season

Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first against Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium
IPL 2022 Final GT vs RR: Dream debut for Gujarat Titans as it clinches title in maiden season

SIX!!! GUJARAT TITANS WIN! GILL FINISHES OFF WITH A SIX!

Gujarat Titans need 4 runs in 12 balls.

Gujarat Titans need 9 runs in 18 balls.

That's the third boundary for the over!!

Miller banged FOUR!!! 

12 runs coming from the over, Gujarat Titans are now at 109/3 (16) .

Strategic time-out.

That's a SIX!!! to deep mid-wicket.

Ravichandran Ashwin is back into the attack.

Gujarat Titans need 34 runs in 30 balls.

Obed McCoy to Miller, FOUR, slower one pitched up outside off.

David Miller, left handed bat, comes to the crease.

A classic legspinner's dismissal.

WICKET!! Yuzvendra Chahal gets Hardik Pandya.

Gujarat Titans need 47 runs in 42 balls.

Whipped over deep midwicket! SIX!!

Ashwin to Hardik Pandya, FOUR, to third man!!

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Boundaries have dried up for Titans as they settle down with the 1s and 2s.

Yuzvendra Chahal comes in attack!!

Strategic time-out

Gujarat Titans need 83 runs in 66 balls.

Prasidh to Hardik, FOUR runs

End of powerplay, Gujarat Titans are now at 31/2 .

Trent Boult picks up his first wicket of the match, Matthew Wade got out. 

Woooahh that's a Maiden over, fantastic bowling from Trent Boult. Gujarat Titans are now at 11/1. GT 11/1 (3)

Gujarat Titans are now at 11/1, Matthew Wade is the new man to strike down. GT 11/1

Prasidh Krishna sweep Wriddhiman Saha, Rajasthan Royals got their first wicket. GT 9/1 (1.4)

Chahal drops a breaking catch.

Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill to kick off the chase. Trent Boult has got the ball.

A terrific bowling display from Titans. Hardik led the way after coming onto bowl.

RR reach 130 for nine. GT needs 131 runs to win. 

Innings break. 

Shami to Riyan Parag, Bowled!!  Shami finishes the innings brilliantly.

The Royals are now at 123/7.

Another one bites the dust!! Rahul Tewatia claims the catch, Boult departs.

Sai Kishore to Boult, SIX, to long-on.

Still 25 balls left. RR are now at 98/6.

THATS OUT!! Sai Kishore to Ashwin, Caught by Miller!!

Riyan Parag is the new man in for RR.

Hardik on fire!!!! Another WICKET. 3-17 in four overs and the wickets of Samson, Buttler and Hetmyer.

GT have this match by the scruff of the neck at this stage.

Strategic Time out!

Hardik Pandya strikes again!! Rajasthan lose their 4th wicket. Score: 79/4 (12.1)

BIG WICKET. Hardik Pandya to Buttler, out Caught by Saha!!

Rashid puts Padikkal out of his misery. Gone for 2 off 10 balls.

Padikkal, out Caught by Shami!!

Rashid Khan comes into attack.

Just 4 runs from the over, Hardik Pandya pulls off a wonder.

11 overs gone, Rajasthan Royals are now at 75/2 (11).

Back-to-back boundaries for Buttler!!

Skipper Hardik Pandya gets the big wicket!!! Samson gone for 14

Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack.

5 runs coming from the 8th over, Rajasthan Royals are now at 59/1 (8)

Strategic Time out!

Buttler camps back and slashes FOUR between sweeper cover and deep third man.

End of powerplay, Royals are now at 45/1. RR 45/1 (6)

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack.

Cracking shot for Samson.

Yashasvi Jaiswal departs. 

THATS OUT!! RR lose their first wicket.

Jaiswal massive SIX Smoked over fine leg.

Score: RR: 21/0 (3)

Jaiswal Smeared over extra-cover for SIX!!

Buttler sweeps with a boundary.

Yash Dayal, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack.

Mohammad Shami has the new ball for Gujarat Titans.

Buttler and Jaiswal walk out to open for RR.

We're done with the anthem and it's time for action. The players are out in the middle.

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami.

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Hardik Pandya at Toss: We would have bowled first. This is fantastic to see so may people coming to support us. We have the opportunity to be a hero and this is the time for us. It does help (qualifying early and having a break), calms your nerves down, we have focussed as a group, be as normal as possible and play our ‘A’ game. People of Gujarat are very loyal, very excited for it. We have one change – Lockie Ferguson comes in place of Alzarri Joseph.

Sanju Samson at Toss: We will bat first. Looks like a good wicket, a bit dry and that’s why we’ll bat first, it’s a used wicket and might help our spinners in the second innings. We’re all positive and excited. Playing in front of this crowd is exciting. Same team for us

Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss, opt to bat against GT.

Toss Starts at 7:30 PM IST at Narendra Modi Stadium.

Stay tuned! Match to start at 8:00 PM IST.

Closing ceremony comes to an end.

Tribute to 75 years of Indian Cricket.

Rahman is performing along with distinguished singers such as Mohit Chauhan and Benny Dayal.

Music maestro AR Rahman enthrals the fans at the Narendra Modi stadium with his electrifying performances.

The 'Padmaavat' actor captivated the crowd with tracks from KGF 2 and Master.

Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh sets the tone for the IPL Final with his power pact performance at the closing ceremony.

Closing Ceremony begins!

Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals will face off in the Indian Premier League 2022 final today at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Gujarat emerged as the best team in the league stage by topping the tables and becoming the first team to qualify for the final.

RR have the joint-highest wicket-taker Yuzvendra Chahal with 26 wickets and Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler, who has score 824 runs with four hundreds and four fifties in their side.

GT reached the final in their first IPL season, while RR is in their second final, having won their only title in the inaugural season in 2008.

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