Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (GT) were condemned to their first defeat of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after a clinical finish by the Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Chasing 163 for victory, Williamson (57 off 46) notched up a well-paced half-century to help his side reach the set target with eight wickets in hand and five balls to spare.

On the bowling front, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan took two wickets apiece while Marco Jansen and Umran Malik claimed a scalp each. While Bhuvneshwar sent back in-form Shubman Gill (7) early, Natarajan and Malik removed Sai Sudharsan (11) and Matthew Wade (19), respectively. Jansen, on the other hand, affected further damage by dismissing David Miller on 12.

Pandya then aced to his 4th IPL fifty and Abhinav Manohar scored 35, helping GT reach 162/7 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Brief Scores: Gujarat Titans 162/7 (Hardik Pandya 50) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 168/2 (Kane Williamson 57, Abhishek Sharma 42) by 8 wickets

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Congratulations SRH for becoming first team to beat Gujarat Titans in #IPL2022, and yes enjoy the new company (PBKS) on points table. 😁 #SRHvGT

— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) April 11, 2022

SRH did many important things right.
Gill out early ✅
No 4s/6s for Hardik in last 7 overs ✅
No wkts to Shami&Lockie in PP ✅
KW batting through most of the inn ✅

This is a victory of planning and execution 👌🏽 #SRHvGT #IPL2022

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 11, 2022

Any team can beat any team that’s the beauty of this format and season .. good to see @IamAbhiSharma4 & #KaneWilliamson set the stage for a solid 8-wicket win for @SunRisers! #SRHvGT #GTvSRH #IPL2022

— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 11, 2022

How many of you thought GT will lose against SRH?? it’s t20 cricket:). Said it before Williamson holds the key for them. #SRHvsGT

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 11, 2022

Nee Classu. 😎🔥@nicholas_47#SRHvGT #OrangeArmy #ReadyToRise #TATAIPL pic.twitter.com/uEmcakd6mE

— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 11, 2022

Chalo, tasted our first ̷d̷e̷f̷e̷a̷t̷ learning this #SeasonOfFirsts.

𝙑𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙝𝙤 𝙣𝙖𝙝𝙞, #TitansFAM 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/8slLPbOIhD

— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) April 11, 2022

Meanwhile 😂#IPL2022 #SRHvGT pic.twitter.com/EHHJpYShoZ

— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) April 11, 2022

MI and CSK watching SRH#SRHvGT|#Williamson pic.twitter.com/1jSAKpHo7V

— Tributer(fb 💯) (@kingkohli27) April 11, 2022

Kane Williamson won the man of the match for scoring fifty while chasing 163 runs. #IPL2022

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 11, 2022

Kane Williamson becomes the 2nd captain in IPL 2022 to win Man Of The Match Award. pic.twitter.com/CGYQumrvuZ

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 11, 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match
Great to see smile on her face👏#SunrisersHyderabad #SRHvGT #GTvSRH #SRHvsGT #GTvsSRH pic.twitter.com/ngdjQ5KnhW

— Ashutosh Srivastava (@kingashu1008) April 11, 2022

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