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PBKS surpasses MI to create this big IPL record after victory vs GT

By Akanksha - April 5, 2024 - Last updated on Apr 08, 2024 09:52 AM
PBKS surpasses MI to create this big IPL record after victory vs GT

Gujarat Titans (GT) were defeated by Punjab Kings (PBKS) by a slim margin of three wickets on Thursday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma proved to be the unlikely heroes of PBKS, leading them home with a ball to spare in the thrilling 17th Indian Premier League (IPL) match. GT only witnessed some unpleasant events occur in the closing seconds of the game; they did not play a bad part.

The Kings are currently roaring at the head of yet another elite IPL record list after successfully chasing down the Titans' 200-run goal. By winning the thrilling chase, PBKS has now amassed the most points (more than 200 targets) in the IPL.

Most 200-run chases in the Indian Premier League

  • Punjab Kings - 6
  • Mumbai Indians - 5
  • Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings - 3

Shashank Singh's Performance in PBKS vs GT Match

In response to Punjab Kings' invitation to bat first, GT captain Shubman Gill amassed an undefeated 89 runs off of 48 deliveries, including six fours and four sixes. After 20 overs, the hosts achieved 199/4 on the scoreboard thanks to the middle order's strong performance. With two wickets, Kagiso Rabada of the PBKS led the bowling attack, while Harpreet Brar and Harshal Patel each claimed one wicket.

Shikhar Dhawan left the game after only one over, forcing Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh to rebuild the innings as PBKS came out to pursue. The middle-order duo of Sam Curran and Sikandar Raza let them down, and it was rookies Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma's heroics that won PBKS. Along with Ashutosh, who scored 31 runs off of 17 balls while hitting three fours and a six, Singh exceeded all expectations by smashing 61 runs off of 29 balls, including six fours and four sixes.

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