IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans attain last in first yr by beating Rajasthan Royals in first qualifier

David Miller


David Miller hit three sixes in the last over to lead Gujarat Titans to the IPL final in their first year
Indian Premier League 2022: Qualifier 1
Rajasthan Royals 188-6: Buttler 89 (56), Samson 47 (26); Pandya 1-14
Gujarat Titans 191-3: Miller 68* (38), Pandya 40* (27)
Gujarat Titans won by seven wickets
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David Miller smashed Indian Premier League newcomers Gujarat Titans into the final as they beat Rajasthan Royals in the first qualifier despite a 56-ball 89 from Jos Buttler.

Needing 16 from the final over, Miller hit the first three balls for six to secure victory by seven wickets.

He put on an unbeaten 106 with Hardik Pandya to chase down the Royals’ 188-6.

Defeat does not eliminate Royals from the tournament, as they will compete in the second qualifier on Friday.

To decide who will join Gujarat in Sunday’s final, they will face either Lucknow Super Giants or Royal Challengers Bangalore, who play in the eliminator on Wednesday.

Rajasthan posted a competitive total after captain…