Introduction of  PBKS to win the match

After the auction of the IPL 2024, there was a full drama. What was the drama? The drama was all about how Punjab Kings had picked the “wrong” Shashank Singh. Yes, it happened in the auction IPL 2024. However, in yesterday’s match, Shashank Singh proved that he was not the “wrong” pick for PBLS at all. The unbeaten partnership of Shashank Singh helped PBKS to defeat the Gujarat Titans at their home ground. Yes, in yesterday’s match, Punjab Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 3 wickets. Let’s dive into the details of the match to get a more clear picture of the winning. Read the blog & stay tuned with to get all the sports updates on time.

What are the match details?

Yesterday which means 4th April 2024, the 17th match of the IPL 2024 was scheduled. The match was between Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans. The venue of the match was Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and the match started at 7:30 PM.

What happened in the toss?

PBKS won the toss and opted to bowl first. The venue was the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and this stadium always helped the chasing team during the last World Cup.

Shikhar Dhawan kept this data in his head, and it helped the PBKS in the right chase.

Let’s focus on the match:

After winning the toss Shikhar Dhawan decided to bowl first. As the venue favors the chasing team so, GT had only one option which was scoring high which would be difficult to chase.

However, that didn’t happen. GT scored only 199/4 in 20 overs.

Shubman Gill was the opener from Gujarat Titans and he scored unbeaten 89 runs. Well, not only Gill Sai Sudarshan made a useful contribution as Gujarat Titans posted 199/4 against Punjab Kings.

Rahul Tewatia powered the Titans to the total with his 8-ball-23-run innings.

For PBKS, Shashank Singh founded the winning stone. All-rounder Shashank Singh and his productive 43-run partnership with Ashutosh Sharma changed the game. Shashank smashed an unbeaten 61 off 29 deliveries with six boundaries and four sixes as PBKS chased down the 200-run target. He was supported by Sharma (31 off 17) as the duo shared 43 runs off just 22 balls.

Highlights from GT vs PBKS

– Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and Punjab Kings chose to bowl first

– Kagiso Rabada dismissed Wriddhiman Saha early

– Harpreet Brar then got the wicket of Kane Williamson after the powerplay

– Shubman Gill scored his first half-century of the season

– GT has brought in Kane Williamson for the injured David Miller

Squad of Gujrat Titans vs Punjab Kings

Gujarat Titans (GT) Playing XI

Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Darshan Nalkande

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma(w), Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

After winning reactions:

“Still trying to sink in, I vision these things but turning it into reality feels great. I play cricketing shots, I bat at No. 7 but today I batted at No. 5. The bounce was very good, 200 scored by both teams so the wicket was fantastic. They are the legends of cricket, I don’t see the names, I react to the ball and play my shots accordingly. Couldn’t get many matches before, last to last year for SRH but the management, the coaching staff here has really backed me and I was very confident,” Shashank said.

The PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan also credited the pair of Shashank and Ashutosh Sharma for the morale-boosting victory. “It was an amazing game. Very, very close. The boys did the job. The plan was to give a good start, but I got out early. We lost a few wickets early and Shashank came and played a tremendous knock. “When you are chasing a big total, you have to keep the momentum going. Shashank showed his class. Magnificent knock. He timed the ball so nicely, it looked effortless, Dhawan said.

Final words on PBKS to win the match

The home-ground advantage is becoming a myth now. The match was at the home ground of GT, and they failed to win it. Before this MI & RCB also got defeated in their home grounds. On the other hand, we are really happy for Shashank Singh that he got the chance to prove himself. Stay tuned with to get all the sports updates on time.