Rahul Tewatia scored a quickfire unbeaten 44, as Gujarat Titans beat the Lucknow Super Giants by five wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
After being asked to bat first by Titans skipper Hardik Pandya, Lucknow Super Giants started disastrously by losing KL Rahul off the very first delivery by Mohammed Shami for a duck.
Shami then cleaned up Quinton de Kock (7) and Manish Pandey (6) with a peach of a delivery.
Evin Lewis fell to a brilliant diving catch by Shubman Gill off Varun Aaron, as Lucknow slumped to 29/4.
Deepak Hooda and Ayush Badoni brought the LSG innings back on track with a valuable 87 run stand for the fifth wicket before Rashid Khan ended the stand by trapping the former leg before wicket for a fine 55.
Badoni reached his half-century in style by smashing Lockie Ferguson for a maximum over deep midwicket. He eventually fell in the final over by Aaron for a 41 ball-54. His innings comprised off 4 fours and 3 sixes.
Krunal Pandya in the end remained unbeaten on 21* as LSG ended up with 158/6 in their allotted 20 overs.
Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers for Gujarat with figures of 3/25, while Aaron claimed 2 wickets.
Chasing 159, Dushmantha Chameera pegged the Titans back by dismissing Shubman Gill (0) and Vijay Shankar (4) cheaply.
Matthew Wade along with Hardik Pandya resurrected the innings with a solid 57 run stand for the third wicket before the latter was caught at long off by Manish Pandey off Krunal for 33.
Deepak Hooda then got into the act by dismissing Wade (30), as he failed to connect a slog sweep.
Rahul Tewatia and David Miller featured in a magnificent 60 run stand for the fifth wicket. Tewatia slammed leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi for a six and 2 fours, to bring the equation down to 29 off 18.
However Avesh Khan broke the stand by dismissing Miller (30) caught at extra cover by Rahul, who took a fine juggling catch.
With 11 needed off the last over, Abhinav Manohar (15)* slammed Avesh for 2 boundaries to bring the equation in Gujarat’s favour. Tewatia finished off the match in style by smashing a boundary through covers to give the Titans a famous win.
Mohammed Shami was declared the Man of the Match for his impressive figures of 3/25.
Lucknow Super Giants 158/6 (Deepak Hooda 55, Ayush Badoni 54; Mohammed Shami 3-25) lost to Gujarat Titans 161/5 in 19.4 overs (Rahul Tewatia 40 not out; Dushmantha Chameera 2-22) by 5 wickets.