The Gujarat Titans stormed into the final of the Indian Premier League in the franchise’s first season in the tournament.
The Titans got the better of the Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the first qualifier earlier today in Kolkata. Gujarat won the toss and elected to bowl.
The Royals got to 188 for 6 from their 20 overs with Englishman Jos Butler smashing 89 from 56 deliveries. West Indian Shimron Hetmeyer made only 4 from seven deliveries. Another West Indian, fast bowler Alzarri Joseph was wicketless from his two overs for the Titans.
In reply, Gujarat got to 191 for 3 with three deliveries to spare. South African David Miller top scored with 68 from 38 deliveries, which included 3 fours and five sixes, he was named Man of the match. Left arm West Indian seamer Obed McCoy took 1 for 40 from his 4 overs.
The final of the IPL will be this Sunday May 29, and the Gujurat Titans await the winner of the eliminator and second qualifier.
The Lucknow Super Giants will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the second eliminator, the winner of that game will face Rajasthan in the qualifier, and the winner of the qualifier will face the Titans in the grand finale on Sunday.