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IPL: Shashank overshadows Gill as Punjab edge Gujarat by 3 wickets

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NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings registered a nail-biting three-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans in a riveting encounter in the Indian Premier League at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Despite

Shubman Gill

‘s stellar unbeaten 89, it was

Shashank Singh

‘s breathtaking knock that stole the show, guiding Punjab Kings to a thrilling win with just one ball to spare.
As it happened: Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings
Gill’s masterful innings propelled Gujarat Titans to a formidable total of 199 for four, supported by contributions from Sai Sudharsan (33) and

Rahul Tewatia

(23 not out).

However, Shashank’s sensational unbeaten 61 off 29 balls, complemented by Ashutosh Sharma’s vital 31 off 17, propelled Punjab Kings to a dramatic victory.

Chasing the challenging target, Punjab Kings faced early setbacks with the dismissals of captain

Shikhar Dhawan

and Jonny Bairstow. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Shashank’s aggressive batting kept Punjab Kings in the hunt.

Capitalizing on opportunities, Shashank displayed remarkable resilience and determination, steering Punjab Kings to victory with a stellar display of power-hitting. His remarkable innings, supported by Ashutosh, turned the tide in Punjab Kings’ favor.

Despite facing some setbacks, Punjab Kings’ batsmen displayed resilience and composure, eventually clinching a thrilling victory.
Earlier, Gujarat Titans’ innings was highlighted by Gill’s explosive start and significant contributions from other batsmen. However, Punjab Kings’ bowlers staged a strong fightback, with notable performances from Kagiso Rabada and Harpreet Brar.

The match showcased the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, with momentum swinging back and forth throughout the contest.
With this victory, Punjab Kings will look to carry forward the winning momentum, while Gujarat Titans will aim to bounce back stronger in their upcoming fixtures.
(With inputs from PTI)

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