After opting to bat, Punjab Kings won their sixth game of the tournament and handed Gujarat their sole loss in the IPL 2022. Despite a strike rate of only 130, Sai Sudharsan stood out. He’d walked into a bad scenario and watched it swiftly worsen on the opposite side. He ended up holding one end up and acting as a steadying hand. He also managed some vital boundaries towards the finish, including his maiden IPL fifty, which helped Gujarat reach a total they could contend with.

Shubman Gill was run out in the third over, and his opening partner Wriddhiman Saha followed suit in the following over while attempting to loft Kagiso Rabada, while skipper Hardik Pandya nicked Rishi Dhawan to the keeper shortly after the powerplay. These wickets also put an end to the boundaries, with Gujarat lasting eight overs without a boundary. During this time, David Miller and Sai Sudharsan anchored the innings, however David Miller fell while attempting to break the shackles against Liam Livingstone. With the innings coming to an end, neither Rahul Twatia nor Rashid Khan got a boundary, and both went to Rabada off successive deliveries. Overall, it was a bit bleak at one point.