Over rate refers to the average number of Overs bowled by a fielding side in an hour of play. As per ICC rules, in the T20 format, the teams have to maintain an over rate of 14.11. We have already seen many captains being fined for slow over-rate in IPL 2022.
Match 16 of the ongoing tournament also saw a delay during the game. Before the 9th over, Gujarat Titans batter Sai Sudharsan went off the field, possibly for a toilet break.
What surprised the fans was that he was given the permission for it. Since one over later a strategic time-out had to be taken anyways.
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Meanwhile, coming in as a replacement for struggling Vijay Shankar, Sai Sudharsan impressed on IPL debut. He scored 35 runs off 30 balls.
Sudharsan was the second-highest run-getter in TNPL (Tamil Nadu Premier League) 2021. He made 358 runs in 8 innings at a strike rate of 143.77. Team India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin also showered praise on the youngster.
So far, Sudharsan has played 3 List-A and 8 T20 matches. He made his List-A and T20 debuts in last year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy and SMAT respectively.
This boy Sai Sudarshan is special, get him into the TN team asap! @TNCACricket . He had such a good league season and has now seamlessly transitioned into the 20 over format.✅✅ #solidtalent @TNPremierLeague #TNPL
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 19, 2021
Tewatia-magic helps Gujarat complete Hat-trick of wins
GT skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl. For Punjab, Liam Livingstone played a fiery knock. He smashed 64 runs off 27 balls. His innings consisted of 7 fours and 4 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan and Rahul Chahar also gave valuable contributions with the bat. Punjab Kings posted a good total of 189 runs on the board.
For Gujarat Titans, Shubman Gill played an excellent innings. The opener scored 96 runs off 59 deliveries. Hardik Pandya made 27 off 18. GT needed 12 runs off the last 2 deliveries. That is when Rahul Tewatia smashed 2 sixes and sealed the match.
With this win, Hardik Pandya and Co remain the undefeated so far in IPL 2022 with three wins from as many matches.