IPL 2022, Match 43 GT vs RCB, Stats Review: Virat Kohli’s first fifty in 15 innings, Hardik Pandya’s milestone match, and other stats

The Titans scripted their eighth victory of the season while The Challengers have now suffered three back-to-back defeats

David Miller and Rahul Tewatia
David Miller and Rahul Tewatia. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)
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Gujarat Titans (GT) continued their stellar form in their maiden season as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets in Match 43 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The Titans registered their eighth victory of the campaign while RCB has now lost three consecutive matches. Pradeep Sangwan, who last played in the IPL in the year 2018, was the pick of the bowlers for GT as he took 2/19 in his four-over spell. David Miller and Rahul Tewatia got the job done yet again with the pair chasing down the target of 171 with three balls to spare.

Speaking about how the encounter panned out, Faf du Plessis won the toss and RCB opted to bat first. They made one change with Mahipal Lomror finally getting a game this season as he replaced Suyash Prabhudessai. GT made two changes with Sai Sudharsan and Sangwan coming in place of Abhinav Manohar and Yash Dayal respectively. Virat Kohli finally struck form with the former RCB skipper scoring 58 runs off 53 deliveries.

Captain Du Plessis bagged a duck while Rajat Patidar was impressive with his quickfire innings of 52 runs off just 32 deliveries. Glenn Maxwell scored 33 runs while Lomror played a cameo as he mustered 16 runs off just eight balls to take RCB’s total to 170/6 in 20 overs.

Chasing 171 for victory, wicketkeeper batter Wridhhiman Saha mustered 29 runs off 22 balls. His opening partner Gill scored 31 runs while Sudharsan scored 20 runs off 14 deliveries. Skipper Hardik could manage to score only three runs but once again Miller and Tewatia took the run-chasing responsibility into their hands. Both remained unbeaten on 39 and 43 runs respectively to guide GT to their eighth win.

Shahbaz Ahmed and Wanindu Hasaranga took two wickets apiece but RCB suffered yet another defeat. GT, with 16 points, occupies the top spot while RCB sits in the fifth position with ten points. For his match-winning innings which also included five fours and two sixes, Rahul Tewatia won the Player of the Match award.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 43 between Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022:

 14 – Virat Kohli scored his first half-century after 14 innings in the IPL.

48 – Kohli equalled Shikhar Dhawan (48) and both are now joint-second for scoring the most 50-plus scores in the league.

100 – Hardik Pandya appeared in his 100th IPL match.

8014 – Glenn Maxwell reached the milestone of 8000 runs in T20 cricket.

109.43 – Kohli boasted his lowest strike rate of 109.43 with a 50-plus score in an IPL innings. His previous lowest was 114.58 against Rising Pune Supergiant in the year 2017.

6 – RCB’s top-three batters have registered six ducks this season which is the most by any team’s top three.

150 – Mohammed Shami reached 150 wickets in the T20 matches.

100 – Maxwell featured in his 100th IPL inning.

2018 – Pradeep Sangwan last played an IPL match four years back in the year 2018 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

5 – GT equalled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for winning most run chases (5) in the final over in a season. CSK did it in the year 2018 while RR did the same in 2019.

6501 – Dinesh Karthik completed 6500 runs in T20 cricket. He also played in his 300th innings in T20 games.

5 – Fifth 50-plus opening stand against RCB this campaign which is the most any side has conceded.

50 – Shahbaz Ahmed appeared in his 50th match in T20 cricket.