IPL 2023: PBKS vs GT – Head to Head, Memorable Matches and Interesting Stats

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PBKS vs GT: The Gujarat Titans are the second franchise in the history of the tournament to win the title in their debut year, while on the other hand, the Kings have a legacy of over 15 years, but despite being contenders, they could never get their hands on the title. Though PBKS do not hold much of a decent record against most opponents, they share an intense rivalry with the Gujarat Titans after the Kings faced a humiliating defeat from a last-ball, 2-sixes finish. 

PBKS vs GT: Head-to-head

The Punjab Kings have been part of the prestigious T20 platform for 15 seasons and are in their 16th year of the league. However, GT made their debut in 2022 and has already made an immense fanbase with its impact on the IPL in 2022. 

Both teams have encountered each other twice in the IPL, with both PBKS and GT having won one match each, and one of them was the last ball a thrilling, spine-chilling encounter that ended with a last-ball six.

20221. Gujarat Titans won by 6 wickets
2. Punjab Kings won by 8 wickets

PBKS vs GT: Most memorable matches

Before the 2 game-winning teams PBKS and GT encounter on Thursday, we take a look at a few glimpses from the top-notch encounter between these 2 franchises, a roller coaster match full of drama and adrenaline rush for not only the players on the field but also for all spectators off the field.   

  • The first PBKS vs GT encounter went on to be the most intriguing combat between the 2 teams on the 8th of April 2022, when PBKS  posted a challenging total of 189 runs courtesy of the hard-hitting English all-rounder Livingstone’s intense innings of 64 runs and sweet little cameos from Jitesh, Shahrukh and Rahul Chahar and in return, Titans chased it down with 6 wickets to spare, solely led by prolific young Indian batter Shubman Gill’s 96 of 59 balls, supported by Sudarshan and feisty Pandya. Though it was Gill who was posted as the Man Of the Match, it was the heroics of the down-order finisher Tewatiya who cracked 2 humongous 6s off Odean Smith’s final 2 deliveries of the last over to win the PBKS vs GT clash.

PBKS vs GT: Interesting Facts

Gujarat Titans

  • 2ND team to win the title in the year of their debut. 

Punjab Kings

  • Punjab Kings have also taken joint-most hat-tricks in the IPL along with RR: Yuvraj Singh vs Deccan Chargers and Yuvraj Singh vs RCB both trailing back in 2009,  Axar Patel vs Gujarat Lions in 2016 and last but not least Sam Curran claimed the same feat against the vibrant Delhi Capitals back in 2019.
  • Former Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul holds the record of scoring the fastest fifty of the tournament in just 12 balls while playing against DC at IS Bindra Stadium in 2018.
  • Shaun Marsh with 1000+ runs and Piyush Chawla with 23 scalps to his name are the best performers at any venue(PCA) in the IPL.

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