IPL 2022: Watch - Speed Gun error shows Ravi Ashwin's delivery clocked at 131kmph against Gujarat Titans
The tournament favourites Gujarat Titans went on to clash with Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl.
Batting first, Rajasthan Royals posted a good total of 188 runs on the board. Rajasthan Royals will be happy after witnessing Jos Buttler in his prime form as he struck 89 off 56 balls in an important game.
Sanju Samson also played well and contributed 47 runs with the bat for his side. Chasing the target posted by the opposition, Gujarat Titans who entered this game as the favourites have defeated the opposition with 7 wickets in hand.
David Miller steal the show from Rajasthan Royals and remained unbeaten on 68 runs, smashing three back to back sixes off Prasidh Krishna when his side needed 17 off the final over of the game.
Hence, Gujarat Titans will move directly to the final whereas Rajasthan Royals have to play one more game to whom going to win in the Eliminator between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants.
We got off to a good start in the powerplay: Shubman Gill
Winning the match, Shubman Gill who had a decent day with the bat shared a few words in the post-match presentation about the game. "Kolkata has always been nice to me, fortunately, it was one of those nights where we were on the winning side, happy we are in the finals.
After Saha got out, we got off to a good start in the powerplay, batting in the Eden Gardens is always fun. We expected the surface to be a better, but the ball was holding a bit and spinners were getting a bit of grip on this wicket," Shubman Gill was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"It’s a new team but the way the support staff and players have come together has been tremendous to watch, we are all really enjoying our cricket.
There hasn’t been any added pressure on me, I was picked (in the draft) because I have done well for my earlier franchises, I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I just had to contribute to my team and play well for them. It was nice to watch (from the sidelines), a semi-final and your teammates are doing the job, it was amazing," said Shubman Gill.
Besides, during Gujarat Titans' inning, the speedometer has shown Ravichandran Ashwin's delivery clocked at 131kmph. Most of the fans didn't noticed that as soon the video goes viral on social media platforms.
Watch the video here:
Dear Ashwin, is there anything in cricket you can't do? Master spinner, impact batsman, time to start bowling at 150 kph. You are a champion all-rounder. @ashwinravi99— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) May 21, 2022