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Gujarat Titans v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2022 final: Live updates, score, and commentary for the grand finale of the Indian Premier League season. Follow Wisden’s coverage of the GT vs RR title clash, along with TV and live streaming details.
IPL 2022 final: GT vs RR – live updates – Gujarat win title!
Hardik Pandya has done it! He leads a new team to the title, with Shubman Gill finishing things off with a six.
Scorecard: Gujarat Titans v Rajasthan Royals
Out! Pandya is gone! Chahal with a beautiful delivery that turns and takes the outside edge. GT 88-3.
Score: 48-2, 9 overs: Things have slowed down for Gujarat, but more importantly, Gill and Pandya are still at the crease. Chahal is back, can be bring in the big wicket here?
Gill has been a tad slow – understandable, given how the start has been. Gujarat wouldn’t mind him sticking around, the score isn’t a big one, and it’s all about keeping enough wickets to take them through.
Score: 5 overs, Gujarat 25-2
It’s Pandya who is back to take Gujarat through. It won’t be easy with a couple of early strikes. Rajasthan are trying to slow things further with Chahal’s entry.
OUT! After a few tight overs, Gujarat were finally finding momentum, but Wade’s dismissal could make things interesting.
Back with the chase. Saha and Gill to start off.
It’s been a difficult ride for Royals in their first final appearance since 2008. A total of 130-9 might not be enough, but it would be quite something if they make something out of this.
The Rajasthan innings has really fallen off. It started with a tight spell from Shami, Rashid did his work, and then Hardik took off from there. Last over to go, 123-7.
Pandya’s got three now. He’s all over the Royals tonight! Spectacular stuff.
Pandya has been excellent tonight, “thinking like a batter” as one of the commentators says. He’s been bowling hard lengths, sometimes taking the pace off the ball, and really making it difficult for batters to get the swing right.
R Ashwin gets a promotion once again this IPL. He walks out ahead of Riyan Parag. Rajasthan are perhaps holding back the youngster for some late-innings fireworks. Time’s really running out for them though.
Out! And Hardik gets the big one! Buttler nicks one off to Hardik Pandya to end on 39 off 35. This is a proper, proper blow for them.
Padikkal goes back after a horror innings. Two off ten, with Rashid Khan snaring his victim. Where is this innings going from here?
10 overs up! Buttler has suddenly put his foot on the pedal. 71-2 at the halfway mark. It’s been sluggish, but Buttler is a champion at teeing off in the second half. Is he going to do it again?
Sanju Samson is gone, and it’s up to Buttler to bring the scoring back on track. He’s currently 23 off 24. Can he get going?
Powerplay over, Rajasthan 45-1. Buttler, once again, is leading the charge.
Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler are now into repair mode. Ferguson, back in the team, is in full flow, having clocked 153 kph in the game. Here’s a list of fastest balls bowled in the tournament so far.
Out! Jaiswal is gone! After a brief acceleration, Jaiswal succumbs to Yash Dayal, giving the Titans their first breakthrough.
Over 3 – Rajasthan: 21-0: Jaiswal didn’t look quite in rhythm until now, but smacks Shami over deep cover, and again over midwicket, to get going.
Over 1: Jos Buttler is off the mark against Mohammed Shami. He’s been in insane form, but Virat Kohli’s record run tally is all set to remain untouched. A fine, fine delivery from Shami cuts Yashasvi Jaiswal in half. Can Rajasthan put together a strong score in the powerplay?
It’s a proper packed at the Narendra Modi Stadium here in Ahmedabad. This one’s going to be a cracker.
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (w), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Toss: It’s time for the coin flip. Rajasthan Royals win the toss and opt to bat first. Lockie Ferguson comes in for Alzarri Joseph.
6:00pm IST: We are two hours away from the first ball of the final. It’s baking in Ahmedabad, with temperature clocking 40 degrees Celcius, but further into the evening, it’s likely to get much cooler. No signs of rain, if you’re wondering.
A warm welcome to Wisden’s live match blog for the IPL 2022 final between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals. Titans, first-timers in the league, have enjoyed a dream run under Hardik Pandya. With a mighty batting star-cast and a strong bowling line-up that contains one of the tournament’s fastest bowlers, they have bucked pre-tournament predictions to reach the final.
Royals, on the other hand, have both Orange Cap and Purple Cap holders Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal, and have a chance to recreate the magic of 2008. Their long wait for a second title could come to a close on Sunday.
Follow this space for all the live updates from the final in Ahmedabad, including descriptive commentary of the action, live score updates, and analysis. The match will begin at 8pm IST, instead of the usual IPL time of 7.30pm, owing to a closing ceremony that has been planned ahead of the final. Musician AR Rahman and Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh are expected to be part of the gala closing night, with a number of dignitaries likely to visit Motera for the final.
IPL 2022, where to watch: TV and live streaming details for GT vs RR
Star Sports, official broadcasters of IPL 2022 in India, will be showing the final in multiple languages.
IPL 2022 final, live: TV channels and live streaming in India
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports Hindi, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1HD, Star Gold, Star Gold HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports Telugu
Live streaming: Disney+Hotstar app will be streaming the final live.
ITV channels and live streaming in the UK
The final will be available to watch in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports Cricket (Channel 404), with the feed starting at 2.20pm UK time.
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