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LLC 2023 Gujarat Giants vs Urbanrisers Hyderabad, 8th Match Highlights: GGT won by 1 runs

Get all the information and highlights from the 8th match of the LLC 2023 between Gujarat Giants and Urbanrisers Hyderabad. Stay updated with the latest scores and analysis of this exciting cricket match.

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LLC 2023 Gujarat Giants vs Urbanrisers Hyderabad 8th Match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun

The Legends League Cricket 2023 is set to witness an exciting clash between the Gujarat Giants and the Urbanrisers Hyderabad in what promises to be a high-octane match. Scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 26, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, this encounter is eagerly awaited by fans and cricket enthusiasts alike.

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  LLC 2023 Gujarat Giants vs Urbanrisers Hyderabad 8th Match
  GGT won by 1 run
  GGT   193/5 (20)
  URH    192/7 (20)
  Venue   Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Dehradun
  Date & Time   Sun, Nov 26, 03:30 PM IST
  Toss   GG opt to bat
  Player of the Match   S Sreesanth

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Match Highlights

Gujarat Giants' Innings

The Gujarat Giants got off to a strong start with openers Chris Gayle and Jacques Kallis leading the charge. Gayle's explosive batting and Kallis' steady innings set the tone for the Giants. However, they lost their first wicket early on when Sreesanth dismissed Dwayne Smith for just 12 runs. The Gujarat Giants continued to build their innings with Richard Levi and Kevin O Brien making valuable contributions. Levi's aggressive batting, in particular, stood out as he scored 49 runs off just a few balls. Despite losing a few wickets in quick succession, the Giants managed to finish strong, posting a challenging total of 193 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

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Urbanrisers Hyderabad's Run Chase

Urbanrisers Hyderabad had a daunting task ahead of them as they began their run chase. The opening partnership between Martin Guptill and Dwayne Smith got off to a good start, but Sreesanth struck early, dismissing Smith for 50 runs. The Giants' bowlers maintained pressure on the Urbanrisers, consistently taking wickets at crucial moments. Skipper Suresh Raina and Gurkeerat Singh Mann tried to stabilize the innings but fell victim to some exceptional fielding and bowling by the Giants. The match took an exciting turn when Peter Trego's explosive batting brought Urbanrisers back into contention. However, it wasn't enough, as they fell just one run short of the target, finishing with 192 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs.


Sreesanth's Heroics

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S Sreesanth emerged as the hero for the Gujarat Giants in this thrilling encounter. His crucial wickets, including that of Dwayne Smith and Peter Trego, turned the tide in favor of the Giants. Sreesanth's disciplined bowling and ability to take wickets at crucial moments proved to be the difference-maker in the match. His exceptional performance earned him the Man of the Match award and the praise of both teammates and fans alike.


Key Moments and Highlights

The match was filled with several key moments and highlights that added to the excitement and drama. Stuart Binny's catch to dismiss skipper Suresh Raina was a contender for the best catch of the tournament. Richard Levi's explosive batting, scoring 49 runs off just a few balls, provided the Gujarat Giants with a strong foundation. Peter Trego's late surge, hitting three fours and a six in an over, almost turned the game in Urbanrisers' favor. However, in the end, it was the Gujarat Giants' overall team effort and Sreesanth's heroics that secured the victory.

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Points Table and Implications

The win for the Gujarat Giants propelled them up the points table and strengthened their position in the tournament. With this victory, they secured four points and leapfrogged Urbanrisers Hyderabad in the race. This win also kept their hopes alive for a place in the knockout stages of the Legends League Cricket. Urbanrisers, on the other hand, missed an opportunity to climb to the top of the table but still remain strong contenders for the playoffs.

 

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Match Details

The highly anticipated match between the Gujarat Giants and Urbanrisers Hyderabad is set to take place on November 26, 2023, at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun. Make sure to mark your calendars for this Sunday's game, which kicks off at 3.30 pm IST. Don't miss the chance to witness these two powerhouse teams battle it out on the cricket field.


Gujarat Giants' Journey So Far

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The Gujarat Giants started their campaign in the Legends League Cricket 2023 with a loss to the Manipal Tigers. However, they quickly bounced back and secured a thrilling victory against the Bhilwara Kings. The Giants posted a competitive total of 172 runs on the board, thanks to a quickfire fifty by Chris Gayle, who scored 52 runs off just 27 balls. Rayad Emrit and Ishwar Chaudhary impressed with their bowling, each picking up two wickets. The Giants held their nerves and restricted the Kings to 169/7, securing a three-run victory.


Urbanrisers Hyderabad's Impressive Start

On the other hand, the Urbanrisers Hyderabad have had a fantastic start to their Legends League Cricket 2023 campaign. They have emerged victorious in both their matches so far. After defeating the Southern Super Stars in their opening game, they followed it up with a closely fought victory against the India Capitals. Gurkeerat Singh Mann played a brilliant knock of 89 runs off 54 balls, helping the Urbanrisers post a formidable total of 189 runs. The bowlers then stepped up and restricted the Capitals to 186/6, securing a narrow three-run win.


Pitch Report

The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium offers a good amount of assistance to the bowlers. Spinners are expected to come into play during the latter stages of the match. Batsmen will need to be patient early on in their innings before they can start playing their shots freely once they get settled.


Head-to-Head Records

Interestingly, this will be the first time the Gujarat Giants and the Urbanrisers Hyderabad will face each other. Both teams will be eager to secure the bragging rights in this encounter and make a strong statement.


Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for the match day in Dehradun suggests a temperature in the low-20s. While there may be some cloud cover, there is no prediction of rain, ensuring an uninterrupted and exciting contest.


GGT vs URH Playing XIs

Gujarat Giants Playing XI: Jacques Kallis (c), Chris Gayle, Richard Levi, Kevin O Brien, Rajat Bhatia, Dhruv Raval (wk), Rayad Emrit, Seekkuge Prasanna, S Sreesanth, Sarabjit Ladda, Ishwar Chaudhary

Bench: Parthiv Patel, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Elton Chigumbura, Chirag Khurana, Liam Plunkett, Trent Johnston, Sulieman Benn, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun, Dishant Yagnik, Nathan Reardon, Dane Piedt, Ahmed Raza


Urbanrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Dwayne Smith, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Suresh Raina (c), Peter Trego, Stuart Binny, Amit Paunikar (wk), Devendra Bishoo, Pawan Suyal, Chris Mpofu, Jerome Taylor

Bench: Yogesh Nagar, Tino Best, Pragyan Ojha, Chamara Kapugedera, Morne Morkel, Sudeep Tyagi, Tirumalsetti Suman, Asghar Afghan, Mohnish Mishra, Milind Kumar, Shivakant Shukla


Match Prediction

Considering the Urbanrisers Hyderabad's unbeaten run in the competition so far, they enter this match as the favorites. Their strong performances in the previous games make them a formidable opponent. Therefore, the prediction for this contest is in favor of the Urbanrisers Hyderabad.


Live Streaming Details 

Viewers can catch the live match on Star Sports Network, as well as on platforms like Disney+ Hotstar and FanCode.


Conclusion

The clash between the Gujarat Giants and the Urbanrisers Hyderabad promises to be a thrilling encounter in the Legends League Cricket 2023. With both teams showcasing impressive performances in their previous matches, the fans can expect an exciting battle. Stay tuned to witness the action unfold at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun on Sunday, November 26.

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