GT vs PBKS IPL 2024, Match in Pictures: Shashank 50, Ashutosh cameo seal thrilling win for Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and opted to bowl. Punjab Kings was winless in its last two games, and hoped to break the streak in Ahmedabad

Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha got off to a confident start, with Saha surviving an lbw appeal

Kagiso Rabada, who was introduced in the third over, was expensive up front, conceding 11 runs. But he also dismissed Saha

Kane Williamson, playing his first match of the season for Titans, was handed the responsibility of supporting Gill in keeping the scoreboard ticking

Skipper Gill and Williamson added 40 runs for the second wicket before Harpreet Brar dismissed the Kiwi

But Gill stood firm on the other side and stitched a crucial 32-ball 53 alongside Sai Sudharsan for the third wicket and maintained a healthy run rate

Gill (89, 48b) remained unbeaten till the end of the innings and partnered with Rahul Tewatia to help Gujarat set a target of 200

Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow opened the chase while Azmatullah Omarzai started off with the ball

Umesh Yadav struck off his first ball as Dhawan, who tried to cut a length ball, chopped it onto his stumps

Noor Ahmad made inroads in consecutive overs to remove the set Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh, leaving PBKS reeling at 64/3

Sam Curran’s struggle with the bat continued as he gifted his wicket to a short delivery from Omarzai. The Englishman has scored 91 runs in four matches so far

With Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma in the middle, PBKS needed 41 runs from the last three overs

Ashutosh fell off the first ball of the final over with PBKS needing 7 runs to win but Shashank held his nerve to see his team through