Gujarat Titans have made a habit of pulling wins out of nowhere, and this was yet another example of just that. LSG needed 31 off 36 balls with nine wickets to go. How they did end up losing it from this situation, we will never know.
"Credit to the boys. We are a champion side, we won last year. You have to be satisfied with your results. The spirit and the atmosphere changed after getting wickets, that's a very great feeling," an elated Hardik Pandya said.
GT's batters, themselves, struggled to get going in the first innings. Their skipper's fifty helped them get to 135.
"A win like this can boost your confidence. I think the way the wicket was playing, we could have got 10 runs more. There was uncertainty. They bowled well and made our life difficult. Batters couldn't get rhythm because of the wicket. During the strategic timeout we spoke about the set batter going for it towards the end."
This was never Gujarat's game to win in the first place, but Mohit Sharma again showed why experience can never be discounted.
"We were always chasing them, and never in it. When they needed 30 runs in 30 balls, I thought they were ahead. But when they required 27 in 4 overs, I thought they were under pressure. That's where I thought we could be in the game. The way every bowler contributed, as a captain I couldn't have asked for.
"The amount of cricket he (Mohit Sharma) has played, I don't have to interfere. He made my life easy, he backed his plans and executed it. Shami and Mohit were tremendous, special mention to Jayant who was playing after a long time. Noor has some talent as well," he added.
GT next play the Mumbai Indians at home on the 25th April.