After being asked to bowl first by the Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Sanju Samson during the final match of the ongoing Indian Premier League on Sunday at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, Hardik Pandya finished the first innings with an outstanding figure of 3/17.
After Anil Kumble’s figure of 4/16 in 2009, he became the second captain to have the greatest bowling numbers in an IPL final match.
Gujarat restricted Rajasthan to 130 runs from 20 overs owing to Hardik Pandya’s three wicket haul, making the chase relatively straightforward.
GT will have an advantage against RR coming into the match, as they finished first in the league stage and defeated the Royals twice in the 15th edition. RR, on the other hand, rebounded strongly after failing to Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 and would go all out to capture their second IPL title.