GT vs KKR IPL 2023: Full List of Award Winners, Man of The Match, Post Match Presentation, Scorecard & Records

Rashid Khan led from the front and returned with impressive figures of 3 for 37, while Alzarri Joseph (2/27) picked up two wickets, but all their efforts went in vain. Venkatesh Iyer made 83 off 40 balls for KKR while skipper Nitish Rana played a fine 29-ball 45-run knock.

Rinku Singh

Rinku played the knock of his life and struck one four and as many as six hits over the fence to seal a famous win for KKR. Earlier, electing to bat, GT rode on Sai Sudharsan and Vijay Shankar’s fifties to post a mammoth 204 for four. Hardik Pandya missed the game as he is unwell and in his place Rashid led GT.

Sudharsan made a 38-ball 53 while Shankar scored an unbeaten 63 off just 24 balls. Besides Sudharsan and Shankar, opener Shubman Gill made 39. For KKR, Sunil Narine picked up three wickets by giving away 33 runs.

With inputs from PTI

GT vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 4 Award Winners

Player Of The Match Rinku Singh (KKR), 48* (21)

TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match Vijay Shankar (GT) Strike rater: 262.50

Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match N Jagadeeshan (KKR)

Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6 Venkatesh Iyer (KKR), 99 metres

RuPay On-The-Go 4s Venkatesh Iyer, 8 fours

UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match Venkatesh Iyer, 37.5 MVA points

Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match Venkatesh Iyer, 119 fantasy points

Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh

GT vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 1: Who Said What

Player of the Match Rinku Singh said, “Had the belief that I can do it. Last year I was in a similar situation in Lucknow. Had the belief back then too. Didn’t think too much out there. Those shots just happened one after the other. That last one was back of the hand, and I struck it off the back foot.”

KKR captain Nitish Rana said, “We had a little belief. Rinku did something like this last year, although we didn’t win that match. When the second six was struck, we started believing more because Yash Dayal wasn’t executing that well. As a captain, it’s important to have the belief.

“But this is a 1 in a 100 chance for something like this to happen. We were good with the ball except the last two overs. Same thing with the bat – that over from Rashid put us on the back foot. Credit goes to Rinku Singh. The two points we have from this game are thanks to him.

People asked me why Rinku Singh doesn’t get a bigger role, and always plays a small role. I want to say to those reporters if this is the second role, imagine what he can do with the first role. Last match he played a different role, and he did it well.

“To be honest, if I was batting and needed 30 off one over, the thought of having the belief would be there, but in your heart you know what you’re capable of. I don’t have words for him.”

Venkatesh Iyer said, “It was a nail-biting finish, extremely happy that we won the game. Our coach has always said that we can score 200 on any given day. Honestly, the wicket was quite good to bat and I was just trying to execute my plans.

“When the target is 200, you can’t have silent overs. Me and Nitish had a good partnership. Unfortunately, somewhere we lost our way but Lord Rinku saved the day. To be honest, we still believed that we could win. This teaches us that we should never give up until the last ball.

“This will be a great morale-booster for us. We want to make winning a habit. I haven’t been in great form. Tonight, I went out and played as late as possible. The bowlers were quick and I tried to use their pace, and that worked to my advantage.”

Gujarat Titans’ stand-in captain Rashid Khan said, “It’s a tough game for us, especially for me as a captain. You need 30 plus in the last over, the same thing happened for us last year when we won. We will learn from it, more importantly a good game of cricket and the fans would have loved it.

“It was more about what he is most comfortable with, to trust his plans (on Yash Dayal’s plans). Rinku played unbelievable shots and credit goes to him for the way he played and for the way he finished.

“(On his bowling) Keep it simple, hit the right area consistently and that’s what T20 is all about. As a bowler I’m always trying to hit the right area. We got what we wanted. We wanted 190 and we got 200. As a bowling unit we got enough to defend, but sometimes in T20 even 250 does not look good.

“Take positives from this, it’s still early in the competition and learn from it. Definitely not [on if this defeat will hurt morale]. Chin up and keep smiling and we come back stronger and stronger.

“It’s good and something new is happening in T20, it makes you mature and I feel it’s very good for the game of cricket [on the new rules]. For my future it’s great, leading the team in IPL gives you lots of knowledge for the future. Good learning for me as a player and as a captain.”

GT vs KKR IPL 2023 Stats

Gujarat Titans in run chases

Highest target achieved in last over off an innings in IPL
29 runs KKR vs GT Ahmedabad 2023
23 runs RPS vs PBKS Vizag 2016
22 runs GT vs SRH Mumbai WS 2022

Most runs conceded in an IPL innings

0/70 – Basil Thampi (SRH) vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2018
0/69 – Yash Dayal (GT) vs KKR, Ahmedabad, today
0/66 – Ishant Sharma (SRH) vs CSK, Hyderabad, 2013
0/66 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman (KXIP) vs SRH, Hyderabad, 2019
0/65 – Umesh Yadav (DC) vs RCB, Delhi, 2013

Batters hitting five sixes in an over in the IPL
5 – Chris Gayle (RCB) vs Rahul Sharma (PWI), Bangalore, 2012
5 – Rahul Tewatia (RR) vs Sheldon Cottrell (PBKS), Sharjah, 2020
5 – Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) vs Harshal Patel (RCB), Mumbai WS, 2021
5 – Marcus Stoinis & Jason Holder (LSG) vs Shivam Mavi (KKR), Pune, 2022
5 – Rinku Singh (KKR) vs Yash Dayal (GT), Ahmedabad, today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *