Vijay Shankar played a stormy innings. (IPL photo)
Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Gujarat Titans in IPL-2023. These two teams faced each other for the second time in this season on Saturday. This time Kolkata avenged its defeat. Vijay Shankar helped him in this. Shankar played a brilliant innings at the Eden Gardens Stadium to win the team. Shankar scored a half-century in this match.
The last time when these two teams clashed, the Gujarat Titans team seemed to be winning, but in the last over, Rinku Singh snatched victory from Gujarat’s mouth by hitting five consecutive sixes in five balls. But this time Team Gujarat won its name.
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Shankar showed stormy avatar
Although Shankar is known as a player who is calm and does not bat too aggressively. But Shankar’s style was opposite in this match. He appeared in an aggressive manner. Shankar scored 51 runs in 24 balls in this match. During this he hit five sixes and two fours. He hit three sixes on Varun Chakraborty in the 17th over.
He got good support from Gujarat’s finisher David Miller. Both shared an 87-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Both of them scored these runs in 39 balls. Miller scored 32 runs off 18 balls. He hit two fours and two sixes.
A 🔝 of the Table victory in Kolkata for the @gujarat_titans 🙌🏻
They ace the chase yet again to register their fourth away win in a row 👏🏻👏🏻
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 29, 2023
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stormy innings played earlier also
Earlier, Shankar had also played a brilliant inning in the first match against Kolkata. In that match, Shankar scored a half-century off 21 balls. But he could not win the team. Shankar has scored a half-century twice this season and both times he has been in front of the Kolkata Knight Riders team. Apart from Kolkata, Shankar’s bat has not done much against any other team.