IPL 2022: Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals to win title in first event

Hardik Pandya celebrating the wicket of Jos Buttler

Titans captain Hardik Pandya put in an inspired bowling performance, taking 3-17 including the wicket of Jos Buttler
Indian Premier League 2022 final, Ahmedabad
Rajasthan Royals 130-9: Buttler 39; Hardik 3-17
Gujarat Titans 133-3: Gill 45*; Boult 1-14
Gujarat Titans win by seven wickets

Hardik Pandya produced a magnificent all-round display as Gujarat Titans won the Indian Premier League in their first season with a seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals.

Titans captain Pandya took 3-17, including the prize scalp of England’s Jos Buttler for 39 to restrict Royals to 130-9 and then hit 34 from 30 balls.

Shubman Gill top-scored with 45 not out and the India batter hit the first ball of the 18th over for six to win the match in front of a record crowd of almost 105,000 people in Ahmedabad.

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