Mohammad Shami | MoM: I was warmed up well. It was important to get a good start in the first match, I looked to bowl a Test match line here. I have worked very hard on this seam position. People say it is gog-gifted, but that's not the case. I try to come round the wicket to a leftie and make that angle because that's the most uncomfortable thing for them. I just look to do that. Hardik asked me if I wanted the fourth over on the trot, but I told him to hold me back.
Hardik Pandya (Gujarat): This was the right game for us to be on either side and learn, but have learned a lot by winning. Shami is known for his seam positions and he got us to a great start. We would have anyday taken 160 on this wicket. Mostly I'll bat at number four, because I want to take pressure with my experience so that the others can play freely. We want to win as a team and nobody can take the contribution away from anyway. It was quite humid as well, so I wouldn't have finished Shami's spell over there. Manohar is some talent to look at with the talent he has. He is someone who you are going to hear about in the future. Getting out to Krunal would have pinched me more had we lost, but now the family is neutral and happy. He got me out and we won the match.
KL Rahul |(Lucknow): It was a phenomenal game. What a way to start the campaign. Starting off like that with the bat was not ideal but the way we recovered was phenomenal. It gives us so much confidence when the batters in the middle and lower order can do the job. We know with the Wankhede the ball can do a bit at the start and if we can get through that it will be ideal. We couldn't have started the campaign in any better way. There is so much to take away and learn for us. Sometimes you gotta give it to the quality of the bowler. We all know how good Shami is and if anyone could exploit the pitch that is Shami. I knew he would be dangerous. It is good to see him bowl that well. With the way we finished and batted in the second half we gave ourselves a chance. It gets really difficult with the dew to grip the ball but I don't want to give that as an excuse. We have to go back and practice bowling with the wet ball. We executed most of our plans but with a wet ball it skids on nicely. Good win for them and good learning for us. He's (Badoni) baby AB. He has been phenomenal from the first day. For a little boy he packs a punch and plays 360 degrees, so happy for him as he grabbed the opportunity. It was not ideal for him to walk out with us four down but he did well under pressure and hopefully, he can continue doing that.
Gujarat Titans won by 5 wickets
Over 19.4 Avesh Khan bowls a pitched up delivery to Abhinav Manohar, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and creamed away through the covers and gets the winning runs with a boundary.
Over 19.3 Avesh Khan bowls a good length delivery to Abhinav Manohar,1 run, moves on the off-side and clips it down to the fine leg.
Over 19.2 Avesh Khan bowls it short of length to Abhinav Manohar, Boundary! Rocks back and just smashes it through the covers and gets another boundary.
Over 19.1 Avesh Khan bowls it short of length to Abhinav Manohar, Boundary! Shuffles across on the back foot and through mid-wicket, where it bounces just inside the boundary cushions
End of Over 19 (9 runs) Gujarat XI 148/5
Rahul Tewatia 36/23 PVD Chameera 3-0-22-2
Abhinav Manohar 6/4
Over 18.6 PVD Chameera bowls it short of length to Rahul Tewatia, no run, makes room and cuts it straight to the man at cover.
Over 18.5 PVD Chameera bowls a good length delivery to Rahul Tewatia, Boundary! Comes on to the front foot and throws his bat out at it, slicing it fine enough to get it through the cordon
Over 18.4 PVD Chameera bowls a good length delivery to Rahul Tewatia, no run, gets forward and swings hard to try and cut, and misses
Over 18.3 PVD Chameera bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Abhinav Manohar,1 run, gets forward and digs it out on the off-side and picks up a single.
Over 18.2 PVD Chameera bowls it short of length to Abhinav Manohar, no run, gets back in the crease and tries to cut hard but gets beaten.
Over 18.1 PVD Chameera bowls a pitched up delivery to Abhinav Manohar, Boundary! Picked his slot before he's picked the ball. And despite losing one hand off his handle, has has enough behind this to go over the fielder
End of Over 18 (10 runs) Gujarat XI 139/5
Rahul Tewatia 32/20 Avesh Khan 3-0-20-1
Abhinav Manohar 1/1
Over 17.6 Avesh Khan bowls it short of length to Rahul Tewatia, no run, mistimes this pull, finding mid-wicket by the edge of the ring
Over 17.5 Avesh Khan bowls it short of length to Rahul Tewatia, no run, gets back in the crease and slapped straight to cover.
Over 17.4 Avesh Khan bowls a good length delivery to Abhinav Manohar,1 run, getting cramped, and under-edging it straight into the pitch, which then bounces backwards and over the keeper
Over 17.3 Avesh Khan bowls a good length delivery to David Miller, out Caught by Rahul!! Miller goes flaying away from his body, reaching out, and toe-ending it straight to extra cover, where Rahul hangs on after a couple of juggles