Gujarat Titans chased down 171 runs target to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets on Saturday at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. This was GT’s fifth win while chasing the target in IPL 2022.

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With this thumping victory, GT strengthened their position on the points table. They now have 16 points from 9 matches. 

Chasing the modest target, Gujarat got off to a super start from their opening pair of Wriddhiman Saha (29 off 22 balls) and Shubman Gill (31 off 28 balls). After both the openers were removed by Wanindu Hasaranga and Shahbaz Ahmed,  GT soon lost their captain Hardik Pandya for 3. Five runs short of 100, Sai Sudharsan (20 off 14 balls) was bamboozled by Wanindu Hasaranga.

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From this stage, David Miller and Rahul Tewatia did the Houdini act to take the Ahmedabad side home. Miller and Tewatia shared a 79 runs partnership to finish off the match with three balls to spare. Both the left-handed batters were unbeaten. While Tewatia scored 43 off 35 balls with five boundaries and two sixes, Miller scored 39 off 24 balls with four boundaries and one six.

In the third ball of the 20th over, Tewatia hit Josh Hazlewood for a boundary to ensure GT a comfortable victory.

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Earlier, winning the toss, RCB opted to bat first. Virat Kohli notched up his first half-century of the season. He scored 53-ball 58 before Mohammed Shami castled him in the 17th over. Kohli could manage a strike rate of 109. Rajat Patidar, meanwhile, played a quickfire 32-ball 52 runs innings to help RCB post 170 for 6 in 20 overs. 

On a sporting wicket, Glenn Maxwell started with a bang hitting three boundaries and two sixes but his whirlwind knock was cut short by Lockie Ferguson.

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Pradeep Sangwan, who replaced Yash Dayal, claimed two wickets as GT restricted RCB to 170 for 6 in 20 overs.