Welcome to Sportstar‘s LIVE coverage of the IPL 2022 match between GT and SRH at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This is Santadeep Dey, bringing you all the action as it unfolds at the venue.
GT vs SRH LIVE COMMENTARY
GUJARAT TITANS INNINGS
GT 59/0 in 6 overs: The fifty-run partnership comes up. This is GT’s best opening partnership this season by quite some distance, the previous best being 32. Saha rides on the bounce to slam one through the square leg zone again, bringing up his 200th four in the IPL.
GT 47/0 in 5 overs: Jansen to bowl from the other end. Saha doesn’t fret, striking it cleanly over the ring fielder at mid off.
GT 40/0 in 4 overs: Natarajan goes full on middle and leg and Gill has worked this past midwicket for four. Saha goes inside out over extra cover now. Four. GT is up and running at 10 RPO.
GT 31/0 in 3 overs: Saha slap-bats a shorter delivery through backward square leg. Four more… Glanced down short fine now. Saha is in the mood tonight.
GT 20/0 in 2 overs: Two back-to-back slot balls from Jansen have been flicked to deep backward square leg. The first one went for four, the second for six. Jansen strays down leg now as things keep going from bad to worse in this over for the young South African. Five wides.
GT 2/0 in 1 over: There is a bit of movement on offer. Saha gets off the mark with a plink to mid-on. Gill gets a single off the last ball.
Gill and Saha to open for Gujarat. Bhuvneshwar to get things rolling for Hyderabad.
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD INNINGS
|TARGET: GUJARAT TITANS NEED 196 TO WIN|
SRH 195/6 in 20 overs: Jansen welcomes Ferguson with a six. Shashank, now, gets stuck into Ferguson and slams a six. Make that 12 off 2 as Shashank scoops the fifth ball over fine leg. SIX more! 25 off the over! Shashank unbeaten on 25 off 6. What a finish.
SRH 170/6 in 19 overs: Sundar, in an effort to steal a legbye, runs towards the other end but an alert Joseph is quick to see the Zings light up with a direct hit. Shashank is off the mark straightaway with a boundary. Nine off the over.
SRH 161/5 in 18 overs: Markram falls to the slower ball as well. A miscue lands safely in Miller’s hands. Six runs come off the over.
SRH 155/4 in 17 overs: Pooran holes out to Gill at long-on. Shami gets another. Markram does some damage control with a six at deep midwicket. Gets to his fifty in turn as well.
SRH 145/3 in 16 overs: Joseph’s slower one does him in. Abhishek has chopped this onto the sticks. Strategic timeout. Pooran walks in.
SRH 140/2 in 15 overs: Abhishek pierces the gap at cover. There is a bit of turn but the batter was unperturbed. Markram now! Shells one through midwicket. One bounce and into the boundary boards.
SRH 127/2 in 14 overs: Just short of Shankar at deep square. A decent effort from the all-rounder but it dips and grows on him before running away to the fence. Six! Markram heaves one over midwicket.
SRH 115/2 in 13 overs: Dayal keeps things tight in this over. Only three runs off it.
SRH 112/2 in 12 overs: Rashid who? Abhishek picks the length early and hits it long and hard to welcome the Afghan spinner back into the attack. And just like that Abhishek gets to his second IPL fifty with a maximum down deep midwicket!
SRH 96/2 in 11 overs: Markram bludgeons Joseph into the stands at midwicket. Six. 12 runs come off that over.
SRH 84/2 in 10 overs: Ferguson errs in line and length… hits the deck hard and it has been signaled a wide. Another wide. Strays down leg now.
SRH 76/2 in 9 overs: Up, up and away! Abhishek gets down on one knee and pumps a loose ball from Rashid over long-on. Four singles come off the remainder of the over.
SRH 66/2 in 8 overs: Markram punches one through cover. Ferguson concedes a boundary off his second delivery.
SRH 59/2 in 7 overs: Rashid comes into the attack. Abhishek and Markram continue to keep the scoreboard ticking without taking any undue risks. Time for the strategic timeout.
SRH 53/2 in 6 overs: FOUR! Joseph replaces Dayal and is greeted with a boundary. He goes full and wide outside off and Abhishek languidly drives over extra cover and to the boundary. FOUR! Cracking shot! Full again outside off and this is driven along the ground and between point and cover by Abhishek. Joseph continues bowling it full, but this is slightly closer to off stump and beats Abhishek’s attempted cover drive this time. Short of a length this time and Abhishek guides the ball behind point for a single. That was some serious pace too at 150 kmph. Good length ball, angling into Markram and he defends back to the bowler. Dot to end.
SRH 44/2 in 5 overs: Another jaffa from Shami. He gets the ball to jag back in to Tripathi from a length outside off and beats Tripathi’s outside edge. SIX! Tripathi steps out and hammers this over covers for a maximum. FOUR! Charges down again next ball and slices this over the infield to collect four more at deep point. FOUR! Shami darts in a half-volley but Tripathi is up to the task and drives this through the covers to make it 14 runs from the last three balls. Good riposte by Shami as he gets the ball to move into Tripathi and raps him on the pads. LBW appeal turned down but Hardik goes up for the review. No bat involved and the ball is hitting top of leg stump and Shami has the last laugh. OUT! Rahul Tripathi lbw b Mohammed Shami 16(10b 2×4 1×6).
SRH 30/1 in 4 overs: Dayal starts with a bouncer to Abhishek. Tripathi steps down the wicket but is cramped trying to pull. Dropped but tough chance. Tripathi sliced this full delivery outside off and Rashid jumped up and got his fingertips to it at point but spilt it. Tough chance however as the ball was tearing through the air. Two singles and a dot to end the over.
SRH 26/1 in 3 overs: Shami gets his first delivery to hold its line. Four! The next one is an inswinger, angling into Williamson’s pads. He has flicked it to deep square leg. A ripper from Shami sneaks through the gap between bat and pad to get rid of the opposition skipper. Tripathi comes to the crease.
SRH 22/0 in 2 overs: Dayal to share the new ball. He is getting the ball to shape away from the left-handed batter on strike. Abhishek, offered a bit of room outside the off-stump, rocks back to cut this through the point region for four. Four more… Lofted through cover on this occasion.
SRH 11/0 in 1 over: An absolute jaffa of a delivery asks tough questions of Abhishek first up. An upright seam that just flies past the off stump. Five wides… A bit of late swing sees the ball race past the ‘keeper and down to the rope. Shami bowls the hard length again and it has just missed the outside edge. Five wides… Again! Strays down leg side and Saha fails to get his gloves to this one as well. Williamson inside edges the first delivery he faces onto his pads.
Umpires Navdeep Singh and Chris Gaffaney make their way to the middle. Abhishek and Williamson to open. Shami has the new ball in hand.
GT vs SRH PLAYING XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
GT vs SRH – QUOTES
Kane Williamson: The surfaces have been pretty good throughout. Washington Sundar comes in for Jagadeesha Suchith. He has recovered fairly quickly and is a big player for our team.
Hardik Pandya: We are gonna bowl first. We are not sure how the wicket is gonna play. There might be something in it for the bowlers initially. With our batting line-up it’s better that we know exactly how much we are chasing. No changes. I will take it a bit easy. We have seven options in the bowling and if required, I will bowl.
GT vs SRH TOSS
Gujarat Titans opt to bowl
GT vs SRH PITCH REPORT
“There is not much grass. The pitch is very hard. The last five games here have been won by the team batting first. It’s very dry and maybe it’s an advantage to bat upfront. Try and get some total on the board because chasing is proving to be very difficult as the tournament wears on,” reckons Matthew Hayden.
GT vs SRH PLAYING XI PREDICTION
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Yash Dayal
GT vs SRH DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM PREDICTION
Wicketkeepers: Wriddhiman Saha, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson
All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Hardik Pandya (c)
Bowlers: Rashid Khan (vc), Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan, Lockie Ferguson
Team Composition: GT 5:6 SRH Credits Left: 0.5
GT vs SRH MATCH PREVIEW
It will be Power Play at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. The power hitters of Gujarat Titans will face-off against the powerful pace attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Tata-IPL.
GT has dished out a refreshing brand of cricket under Hardik Pandya who has turned out the surprise packet as a captain with his smart moves. Hardik, himself a force as a pace bowling all-rounder, understands the dynamics of Twenty20 cricket where an over of poor cricket can cost you the match.
The levels of intensity need to be high throughout. A slip and the fall can be steep.
GT has the graceful opener Shubhman Gill who can guide the team deep into the innings. He times the ball through the gaps.
And the Gujarat side has an explosive bunch of ball strikers with Hardik, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Abhinav Manohar. Asking rate doesn’t matter.
And the genuinely quick Lockie Ferguson and the skilful Mohammed Shami form a threatening pace pair. And versatile leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be up against his old team SRH. He would want to prove a point.
Kane Williamson leads an SRH team that can sting with its pace attack.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik and T. Natarajan, with their pace, two-way movement and left-arm right-arm angles can demolish line-ups.
And SRH has the batting with Williamson, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram adding weight to the line-up. The duel promises to be intriguing in nature.
– S. Dinakar
GT vs SRH HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
This is the second time these two sides will meet each other. Last time the two teams met, Sunrisers Hyderabad won by eight wickets.
GT vs SRH SQUADS
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Noor Ahmed, Sai Kishore, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Dominic Drakes, Darshan Nalkande, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Matthew Wade (wk), Varun Aaron, B Sai Sudharshan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Sean Abbott, Ravikumar Samarth, Washington Sundar, Shreyas Gopal, Glenn Phillips, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Romario Shepherd, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Samad, Saurabh Dubey
WHERE TO WATCH GT vs SRH, IPL 2022 LIVE?
All IPL 2022 matches will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD channels in India. Disney+ Hotstar is the official streaming partner.