In the 4th match of IPL 2022 between Two debutants Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants, The Titans are off to a great start by picking four wickets in the powerplay.
Mohammed Shami bowled three overs in the powerplay and got a wicket in each of the overs. He scalped the wickets of Lucknow Super Giants Captain KL Rahul, Quinton De Kock, and Manish Pandey.
Mohammed Shami exploited conditions to his best and made things difficult for LSG
Mohammed Shami got rid of KL Rahul on the very first ball of the Game by bowling a fullish delivery around off. At first, the umpire was not convinced by the appeal and didn’t raise his hand. Titans Captain went for the DRS and in DRS it was seen that the ball hit the pad as well as nicked the ball which ended KL Rahul’s first innings in IPL 2022 for a golden duck.
Commentary of the same –
And we have a review for a caught behind the first ball. There definitely seemed to be a deviation. Let’s see. The umpire shakes his head and Hardik goes for it. Shami was adamant it was out. Did the bat hit the pad? Given out though as there’s a spike on UltraEdge
Unplayable! Simply unplayable. Fullish around off, bring Rahul half-forward, he has the bat close to the pad in trying to defend, the bat hits the pad, but the ball takes the outside edge of the bat as well, at the same time. Clear deflection and that’s why Gujarat was so confident. Given not out but they review successfully. Big wicket and a cracker from Shami. Perfect Test-match line and length, with late movement.
Video of the same-
Lucknow’s batting order collapsed against Shami’s spell.
Gujarat Titans Captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and elected to field first. And his decision came out to be a fruitful one as Shami got three wickets of KL Rahul, De Kock, and Manish Pandey. At the end of the powerplay, Lucknow Super Giants has added 32 runs with four wickets down.
Playing 11 –
Lucknow Super Giants
KL Rahul(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Mohsin Khan, Ayush Badoni, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan
Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade(w), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Hardik Pandya(c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami