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GT vs KKR Live Score, IPL 2023: KKR snatch victory from jaws of defeat, beat GT by 5 wickets riding on Rinku Singh's last-over heroics

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 09, 2023 19:50 IST

GT vs KKR Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 13 Updates: Kolkata Knight Riders did the absolute unthinkable, with Rinku Singh chasing down 29 runs in the last over to hand the Gujarat Titans a 3-wicket loss at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Contributions from Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana helped set the foundation for Rinku's last over thrashing while Rashid Khan's hat-trick went in vain in the end.

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19:50 (IST)9 APR 2023

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19:47 (IST)9 APR 2023

Rinku Singh was undoubtedly the Player of the Match for his unthinkable heroics. Here's what the southpaw had to say: 
I had the belief that I can do that, even last year I played a knock like this against Lucknow. Rana bhai asked me to keep calm. Umesh was telling me to play according to the merit of the bowler. I wasn’t thinking much, playing according to the deliveries. It was the back of the hand delivery which I clubbed for a six.

19:46 (IST)9 APR 2023

Nitish Rana had a huge smile on his face when he arrived at the presentation ceremony. Here's what the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper had to say: 
Definitely sir, the belief was there as Rinku had done it laast year. When two sixes were struck, the belief was there. As a captain I have to keep the belief but to be honest you can only win one out of hundred games like this. The last two overs didn’t go our way. Rashid Khan’s one over put us on the backfoot. Today’s two points solely belong to Rinku Singh. People had asked me why Rinku keeps playing the second fiddle, now I can say that if this is second role then god knows what will happen.

19:42 (IST)9 APR 2023

Rashid Khan will definitely feel robbed of a win. Here's what the Gujarat Titans skipper had to say: 
A tough game for us especially as a captain. Same things happened with us last year when we won a few close matches. A good game of cricket and hopefully the fans would have enjoyed. (What Yash Dayal was told before the over) It was more about bowling the ball that he was comfortable with. Rinku played some unbelievable shots. He tried his best deliveries but it did not work. (On his hat-trick) Just keep it simple. Hit the right area consistently. As a bowler, I am always trying my best to hit the right areas. (Whether he was happy with the total) We got what we wanted. We wanted 190-plus and we got more than 200. In T20s, sometimes even 250 is not enough to defend. Lots of things for us to learn and we have to take positives out of this game and come back stronger.  Next game, we will try our best to come back stronger. (On the Impact sub rule) It is good, something new happening in the format.

19:32 (IST)9 APR 2023

Here's what Venkatesh Iyer had to say after his blistering 83-run knock: 
It was a nail-biting finish. Our coach has always said that we can score 200 on any given day. Honestly, the wicket was quite good to bat. When the target is 200, you can't have silent overs. Unfortunately somewhere we lost our way but Lord Rinku saved the day. To be honest, we still believed that we could win. This teaches us that we should never give up until the last ball. This will be a great morale-booster for us. We want to make winning a habit. I am not surprised that we scored 200 because the players have clarity. I haven't been in great form. Tonight, just wanted to play late as the ball was coming onto the bat.

19:24 (IST)9 APR 2023

Kolkata Knight Riders 207/7 (20) beat Gujarat Titans 204/4 (20)

Vijay Shankar 64*(24) | Sai Sudarshan 53(38) | Sunil Narine 3-33 (4) 
Venkatesh Iyer 83(40) | Rinku Singh 48*(21) | Rashid Khan 3-37(4)

Whew! We all will need a moment to catch our breaths there. What has transpired there is beyond any imagination possible. It was all set well for a Titans win - with the Knight Riders needing 29 runs off the final over but what followed was Rinku Singh single-handedly stealing the game from right under their noses. Five maximums in a row after looking rusty for all his innings! 

The innings did not begin very well as Knight Riders lost a couple of wickets in the powerplay. However, Rana and Venkatesh Iyer stitched together a wonderful partnership to get KKR back in the game. Venkatesh, in particular, went on to get a big innings and just when KKR were starting to call the shots, a hat-trick by Rashid Khan changed the complexion of the match. The batters played a few scratchy shots and took the game down to the final over, where Rinku's heroics snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Absolute scenes at Ahmedabad!

19:19 (IST)9 APR 2023

SIX! RINKU SINGH YOU BEAUTY! KKR WIN BY THREE WICKETS! 5 MAXIMUMS IN A ROW!
A special knock from Rinku and he has finished the game with some terrific hitting! Oh wow! Just wow! KKR have won out of nowhere! Who would've given them a chance, with 29 runs needed off the last over? 

19:18 (IST)9 APR 2023

SIX AGAIN! FOUR SIXES IN A ROW! 
Rinku Singh, take a bow! This is simply sensational from the southpaw! Just when we through the game was done, Rinku is producing another masterclass! 4 runs needed off the final ball! 

19:16 (IST)9 APR 2023

NAIL BITING FINISH! 
Rinku Singh goes for the big shots as Yash Dayal bowls some poor deliveries! A plethora of full tosses and Rinku has pounced on it completely! 10 runs needed off 2 balls now! Can Rinku Singh pull it off? 

19:08 (IST)9 APR 2023

Inevitable result!
The over from Rashid Khan has put the Titans on top and there is nearly no scope for a KKR comeback right now. What a fantastic turnaround this has been from the Titans! Can Rinku pull off the unthinkable here? 
KKR 162/7 (18) and need 43 runs in 12 balls

19:00 (IST)9 APR 2023

HAT-TRICK FOR RASHID! 
A googly from Rashid and Shardul fails to pick that. Plays all around it and gets rapped on the pads. Is plumb and the review was just an optimistic one. KKR in huge, huge trouble now. Can Rinku save the day? The Player of the Match of the last game has to depart! 
SHardul Thakur lbw b Rashid Khan 0 (1b, 0x4, 0x6)

18:58 (IST)9 APR 2023

Rashid strikes as Russell and Narine depart!
One brings two more for the Titans as it is the master at work! The Titans skipper sends back the dangerous Andre Russell and KKR are in a bit of trouble! Was sliding down the leg side and an under-edge bopped up off the pads and was caught by the keeper. A fantastic review and credit must be given to Bharat, who was absolutely certain of that! And immediately on the next delivery, Narine pulls one straight down the throat of the fielder at deep square leg! Whew! You can always count on Rashid to change the game!
Andre Russell c (sub)KS Bharat b Rashid Khan 1 (2b, 0x4, 0x6)
Sunil Narine c (sub)Jayant Yadav b Rashid Khan 0 (1b, 0x4, 0x6) 

18:52 (IST)9 APR 2023

OUT! MASSIVE MOMENT IN THE GAME! 
Venkatesh Iyer runs out of steam and holes out to the long on fielder! End of an outstanding innings from him and it is Alzarri Joseph once again who provides the vital breakthrough! Titans slowly but surely clawing their way back in the game! 
Venkatesh Iyer c Shubman Gill b Alzarri Joseph 83 (40b, 8x4, 5x6) 

KKR 155/4 (16) and need another 50 runs in 24 balls. 

18:45 (IST)9 APR 2023

Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh - KKR have three left-handers in their middle order but the Titans did not opt to play an off-spinner. Could have used R Sai Kishore certainly. Did they miss a trick there? Meanwhile, Venkatesh Iyer continues his charge and is nearing a century here! How's that for an impact player? 
KKR 149/3 (15)
KKR need 56 runs in 30 balls

18:35 (IST)9 APR 2023

GONE! Massive wicket! 
KKR skipper Nitish Rana has to make his way back to the pavilion just shy of his half-century. A much-needed and very important wicket for the Gujarat Titans and they will be sniffing a comeback here! Can KKR keep the momentum up? 
Nitish Rana c Md. Shami b Alzarri Joseph 45 (29b, 4x4, 3x6)

18:30 (IST)9 APR 2023

KKR in control now! 
Venkatesh Iyer has gone past the 50-run mark and is striking at over 200 while Nitish Rana is inching towards his own half-century as well. Rashid Khan is also not causing too much trouble to the Knight Riders on this batting-friendly wicket!
KKR 116/2 (12)
KKR need 89 runs in 8 overs

18:21 (IST)9 APR 2023

KKR have their noses ahead after 10 overs!
The pair of Iyer and Rana are building together a formidable partnership here and it will require something special from the Titans to break this partnership. They are setting up a good foundation for the big-hitters like Russell, Rinku and Shardul to follow. Where will GT get the wicket from? 
KKR 86/2 (10)

18:13 (IST)9 APR 2023

Rana and Iyer take charge! 
After taking a few deliveries to settle in, Rana and Venkatesh Iyer have started going at a decent rate. Two big overs as the batters target Dayal and Alzarri. Here comes Rashid - expect plenty of googlies from him while bowling to the two left-handers. 
KKR 68/2 (8) 

18:01 (IST)9 APR 2023

Mixed power play
It was a mixed bag for the Knight Riders, who lost a couple of wickets but finish the power play with 43 runs in the end. They still have four overs of Rashid Khan left to face and that would perhaps be the biggest threat to them. 
KKR 43/2 (6)

17:50 (IST)9 APR 2023

OUT! Little gets in on the action!
Some good change of pace and lengths by Joshua Little as he picks his first wicket in this match as he gets the wicket of Jagadeesan. KKR's opening woes continue in this tournament! They are in a bit of trouble straightaway!
N Jagadeesan c Abhinav Manohar b Joshua Little 6 (8b, 1x4, 0x6)
KKR 28/2 (4)

17:45 (IST)9 APR 2023

Gurbaz departs! 
Gets undone by the sheer pace on it the bumper by Shami and he has to depart courtesy of a fantastic catch by the fine leg fielder! The Knight Riders use their Impact sub now as they substitute in Venkatesh Iyer. 
Rahmanullah Gurbaz c Yash Dayal b Md. Shami 15 (12b, 1x4, 1x6)

17:40 (IST)9 APR 2023

Decent start by the Knight Riders! 
After playing out a quiet over by Shami, the batters go after Joshua Little and take him for twelve runs in an over that had a boundary from Jagadeesan and a maximum from Gurbaz. Both batters are looking in good touch and will be looking to lay a solid foundation. 
KKR 14/0 (2)

17:29 (IST)9 APR 2023

We are back for the second innings and immediately, Gujarat Titans have made their impact substitution! Joshua Little is on the field for Sai Sudarshan. 

17:14 (IST)9 APR 2023

Gujarat Titans 204/4 (20)

Vijay Shankar 63*(24) | Sai Sudarshan 53(38)
Sunil Narine 3-33(4) | Suyash Sharma 1-35(4)

It was nearly a perfect innings from the Gujarat Titans - they began on a positive note with Saha and Gill getting off the blocks quickly. What followed was a wonderful knock by Sai Sudarshan as he notched up another half century. He kept the scoring rate up in the middle overs and ensured that there was no drop in the run-scoring. 

Vijay Shankar, who largely played as the second fiddle to Sai Sudarshan initially, switched gears pretty quickly post the dismissal of his partner. He effortlessly dismissed whatever deliveries that were bowled at him, smacking four boundaries and five maximums in his innings, ensuring that the Titans cross the 200-run mark after it seemed that they would perhaps finish with something around 180 runs. 

The spinners failed to replicate their performances from their previous game. Narine snared a three-year whereas the pacers and Chakravarthy were taken to the cleaners. In the end, they will feel like they conceded far too many and the Titans might just have gotten 15-20 runs above par here. It will be a task for the Knight Riders to chase this down against a formidable Titans bowling attack but they will certainly look to give it their best, with some terrific power-hitters amongst their ranks. 

17:09 (IST)9 APR 2023

Shankar turns on the heat! 
Whew! That is some terrific striking from Vijay Shankar, who's playing an absolute blinder here - going at a strike rate of well over 200. He's just one hit away from his half-century and he's taken the opposition's best bowler to the cleaners! 
GT 184/4 (19)

17:03 (IST)9 APR 2023

HUGE BLOW! 
Just as Sai Sudarshan was switching gears, he holes out to the long off fielder. Perhaps Shankar's innings at the other end, who has not been able to accelerate, forced him to go for the shot. Miller in the middle now. 
Sai Sudarshan c (sub) Anukul Roy b Sunil Narine 53 (38b, 3x4, 2x6) 

16:57 (IST)9 APR 2023

Half Century for Sudarshan! 
It's been a terrific knock from the young southpaw and he reaches the milestone with a single! Terrific innings from Sudarshan and he has filled the Williamson-sized void in the Titans' squad. He will be looking to switch gears now surely! 

16:54 (IST)9 APR 2023

Smart from Titans! 
In the absence of boundaries, the batters are smartly playing the ball in the large pockets and collecting singles and doubles to keep the scorecard ticking. However, with some big names in the dugout, they must start targeting the big shots now. 
GT 144/3 (16)

16:48 (IST)9 APR 2023

GT aiming a big finish! 
With Sudarshan nearing his half century and the likes of Miller, Tewatia and Rashid Khan to follow, the Titans will surely be aiming a total in excess of the 180-run mark. KKR will be looking to take wickets to prevent that from happening. 
GT 132/3 (15)

16:39 (IST)9 APR 2023

Ripper from Suyash Sharma! 
Whew! That was an unplayable delivery from Suyash and Manohar plays all around it. The ball goes through the bat-pad gap and rattles the stumps! Manohar's short cameo comes to an end! 
Abhinav Manohar b Suyash Sharma 14 (8b, 3x4, 0x6) 

16:33 (IST)9 APR 2023

Manohar shows his class!
Drafted into the side, possibly to replace Hardik Pandya, Abhinav Manohar is surely leaving a mark in this game. Smacks a hat-trick of boundaries against Umesh Yadav as the Titans start accelerating. 
GT 115/2 (13) 

16:27 (IST)9 APR 2023

That's the breakthrough! 
Shubman Gill departs after a tight over from Ferguson conceded only 3 runs, putting pressure on the batters. Although Sudarshan started Narine's over with a maximum, Gill departs while trying to make some contributions of his own.
Shubman Gill c Umesh Yadav b Sunil Narine 39 (31b, 5x4, 0x6) 

16:19 (IST)9 APR 2023

KKR in desperate need of wickets! 
The Titans are going really well now, with both Gill and Sudarshan playing their shots freely. Both are going along nicely here and the spinners are hardly causing them much, or rather, any trouble. The batters might try to accelerate now, having gotten their eye in. 
GT 88/1 (10) 

16:10 (IST)9 APR 2023

Titans on the charge now! 
With their in-form batters Shubman Gill and Sai Sudarshan in the middle, they are manoeuvring their way through the middle overs in a grand manner, despite the threat of KKR's three mystery spinners looming large. Some responsible cricket being played by Titans and they are setting a good foundation for a big finish. 
GT 68/1 (8)

16:00 (IST)9 APR 2023

Spinners in the action! 
KKR employed the services of both their lead spinners - Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy to finish off the power play. While Narine tasted success - snaring the wicket of Saha, his partner leaked a few runs to allow the Titans finish the power play on a high! 
GT 54/1 (6)

15:53 (IST)9 APR 2023

HUGE WICKET!
Wriddhiman Saha has to depart and Sunil Narine strikes in his very first over! A top edge off a sweeper and N Jagadeesan takes a splendid catch over his shoulder! He was just starting to look a little dangerous here but has to depart. 
Wriddhiman Saha c N Jagadeesan b Sunil Narine 17 (17b, 3x4, 0x6)

15:51 (IST)9 APR 2023

Decent start for the Titans! 
Umesh has kept matters pretty tight but the express pace from Lockie is enjoyed by his former teammates as Saha carts him for an outstanding boundary! The batters starting to look pretty comfortable in the middle and will aim for a big finish to the power play! 
GT 31/0 (4)

15:41 (IST)9 APR 2023

Swinging conditions!
Umesh and Shardul both are exacting some good swing off the surface here. They will surely be looking to take advantage of it while the ball is new. The batters are looking to get their eye in initially. After a quiet first over, the batters play a few strokes and take Shardul for 13 runs.
GT 17/0 (2) 

15:29 (IST)9 APR 2023

The Titans openers - Gill and Wriddhiman Saha, are in the middle. Gill receives a huge hug from his former KKR teammate Andre Russell. Umesh Yadav will begin proceedings with the new cherry! Here we go!

15:26 (IST)9 APR 2023

Gujarat Titans Impact subs: Jayant Yadav, KS Bharat, Mohit Sharma, Matthew Wade, Joshua Little. 

Kolkata Knight Riders Impact subs: Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, David Wiese, Mandeep Singh, Venkatesh Iyer. 

15:23 (IST)9 APR 2023

Huge support for the Titans at their home venue and the crowd has filled in in the scorching heat to lend their support for the home franchise!

15:10 (IST)9 APR 2023

Teams:

Gujarat Titans:
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan (c), Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy.

15:08 (IST)9 APR 2023

Nitish Rana was disappointed to have to bowl first and here's what he had to say at the toss: 
We would have batted first as well given the weather and the conditions. I thought defending would be easier. It was in our minds to bat first so that we can dry the surface for our spinners. Two changes. Lockie Ferguson comes in for Tim Southee and Mandeep Singh makes way for N Jagadeesan. 

15:07 (IST)9 APR 2023

Here's what the Titans skipper, Rashid Khan, had to say at the toss:
We would like to bat first, looks like a fresh surface. Hopefully, we can put on a good total and defend later on. (On Hardik Pandya's absence) Just unwell slightly, don't want to take risks with him. As a team we will try to play good cricket. Just one change, Vijay Shankar is in for Hardik

15:01 (IST)9 APR 2023

Rashid Khan is out for the toss. Hardik is unwell and Rashid will be leading the side in his absence. The news from the centre is that Gujarat Titans have won the toss and they will bat first. 

14:55 (IST)9 APR 2023

GT vs KKR Head to Head in IPL
GT Won: 01
KKR Won: 00
Tie/NR: 00

14:55 (IST)9 APR 2023

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Vaibhav Arora, N Jagadeesan, Jason Roy, David Wiese, Lockie Ferguson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Harshit Rana

14:55 (IST)9 APR 2023

Gujarat Titans Squad: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, R Sai Kishore, Jayant Yadav, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Srikar Bharat, Mohit Sharma, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Odean Smith, Shivam Mavi, Darshan Nalkande, Urvil Patel

14:55 (IST)9 APR 2023

On a track that supports spinners, the Knight Riders will be tantalising at the prospect of their spin trio of Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine and Suyash Sharma bowling in tandem. Will they taste the same success against the Titans like they did against the Bangalore outfit?

14:54 (IST)9 APR 2023

The Kolkata Knight Riders have won one and lost one game from their two matches so far. They would have felt robbed of a win after rain took over in their game against the Punjab Kings, especially considering the heroics that their lower order is capable of - as Shardul Thakur wreaked havoc with the bat in their previous game which resulted in a thumping win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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