It was a struggle for Gujarat Titans after they chose to bat first. There was a bit of grip and turn, but none of the batters applied themselves on the pitch to counter it. Shubman Gill ran himself out cheaply and Saha became the first of Kagiso Rabada's four victims. Sai Sudharsan tied one end up, but he didn't get any kind of support from the other end. Hardik Pandya was dismissed for 1, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan – the core of some of their pulsating heists failed to come to grips with the pitch and the final flourish never arrived.