PBKS vs GT IPL 2023: Who won today’s IPL Match? Check Man of the Match Award Winner

Updated on: Apr 13, 2023 11:51 pm IST

PBKS vs GT IPL 2023

The Gujarat Titans (GT) have managed to register a pretty convincing 6-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Match 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) being played at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. This is the third win for the defending champions Gujarat Titans in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2023 season. On the other hand, Punjab Kings have now conceded their second consecutive defeat in IPL 2023.

PBKS vs GT IPL 2023: Who won today’s IPL Match? Check Man of the Match Award Winner

For the Gujarat Titans, senior pacer Mohit Sharma bowled extremely well on his comeback in the IPL as he finished with excellent figures of 2 for 18 from his quota of four overs. The right-arm pace bowler picked up the wickets of Jitesh Sharma and Sam Curran in the middle-overs stage. Despite, Gill’s wonderful half-century, it was Mohit who was named the Man of the Match award winner in the PBKS vs GT IPL 2023 match.

PBKS vs GT: Shubman and pacers help Gujarat Titans secure third win of IPL 2023

After having lost the toss, the Punjab Kings got off to a horrible start as both their openers, Prabhsimran Singh and skipper Shikhar Dhawan got dismissed within the first four overs with only 28 runs on the board. PBKS overseas batter Matthew Short got an impressive start of 36 runs off just 24 balls but he failed to convert it into a big innings. For the Punjab Kings, the trio of Jitesh Sharma, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Sam Curran also got crucial starts but they ended up losing wickets at regular intervals. Towards the end, Shahrukh Khan smashed a fine cameo of 22 runs off only 9 deliveries that helped the Punjab Kings finish with 153 for 8 on the scoreboard.

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For the Gujarat Titans, senior pacer Mohit Sharma was the pick of the bowlers having taken as many as two wickets. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little and Alzarri Joseph also picked a wicket each.

During the run-chase, the Gujarat Titans once again got off to a brilliant start at the top as they ended the first six overs of the powerplay at 56 for 1. GT’s wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha played another explosive knock of 30 runs off only 19 balls that included as many as 5 boundaries. However, Shubman Gill continued his amazing form with yet another fantastic knock of 67 runs off 49 balls that consisted of 7 fours and 1 six. For the Punjab Kings, the duo of Arshdeep Singh and Sam Curran bowled very well to take the game in the 20th over but it was once again Rahul Tewatia who finished off the proceedings for the Gujarat Titans with a ball to spare.

IPL 2023 Point table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied NR Pts NRR
Rajasthan Royals 4 3 1 0 0 6 +1.588
Lucknow Super Giants 4 3 1 0 0 6 +1.048
Gujarat Titans 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.341
Kolkata Knight Riders 3 2 1 0 0 4 +1.375
Chennai Super Kings 4 2 2 0 0 4 +0.225
Punjab Kings 3 2 1 0 0 4 -0.235
Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 1 2 0 0 0 -0.800
Mumbai Indians 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.879
Sunrisers Hyderabad 3 1 2 0 0 2 -1.502
Delhi Capitals 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.576

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