Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2023 highlights: Gujarat Titans won the title in their debut season by defeating Rajasthan Royals last year
Table topper Rajasthan Royals defeated last season’s champion Gujarat Titans by 3 wickets. Batting first, Gujarat had given a target of 178 runs to Rajasthan, which Rajasthan achieved at the loss of 3 wickets in the first 4 balls. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson scored 60 runs and Shimron Hetmyer scored 56 not out. Hetmyer hit 2 fours and 5 sixes in 26 balls.
In the 23rd match of the 16th season of IPL, Rajasthan Royals secured a three-wicket victory over the defending champions, Gujarat Titans. This win marked the first time that Rajasthan had defeated Gujarat, who had joined the IPL in the previous year. In 2022, the two teams had faced each other three times, including one final, and Gujarat had emerged victorious in all of them. However, Rajasthan managed to avenge their defeat in the final by clinching a victory in this recent encounter.
Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly for Gujarat and got 3 big wickets. Apart from them, Rashid Khan took 2 wickets and Noor Ahmed and captain Hardik Pandya took 1-1 wickets. With this excellent win, Rajasthan Royals have won 4 out of 5 matches and remain at the first position in the points table with 8 points. This is Gujarat Titans’ second defeat in the tournament and the team is third on the points table.