Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to win their first season title on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Hardik played an outstanding all-round performance, taking three wickets and scoring 34 runs. Chasing 131 for the win, Titans suffered two major blows in powerplay after Wriddhiman Saha and Matthew Wade fell early. But Gill and Miller ensured the debutants get past the finish line in the end.
Earlier, Hardik Pandya took three wickets to restrict Rajasthan Royals to a modest 130/9 in 20 overs. The Gujarat Titans skipper returned 3/17 in his four overs as Rajasthan kept losing wickets at regular intervals after electing to bat first. R Sai Kishore also added two wickets under his belt.
Smiles all around as the world’s largest cricket stadium witnesses their home team win the IPL crown! Sensational season for the tournament entrants!
Gujarat take the crown in front of home fans in Ahmedabad!
The grand finale began with the closing ceremony, which featured Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and legendary singer AR Rahman. The IPL was also inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world’s largest cricket jersey.