GT vs RR, IPL 2023 Highlights: Hetmyer, Samson Lead Incredible Fightback as Royals Beat Titans by 3 Wickets


The cricket fever is at its peak as the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is underway, and fans are treated to thrilling matches day in and day out. One such epic encounter took place between the Gladiators Titans (GT) and the Royal Riders (RR), which left fans on the edge of their seats. In a nail-biting encounter, the Royals pulled off a stunning victory, chasing down a challenging target set by the Titans with just 2 balls to spare. Let’s dive into the highlights of this enthralling match that featured a remarkable fightback by the Royals’ batsmen Hetmyer and Samson.

Match Highlights:

1. Titans’ Dominant Batting: Titans won the toss and elected to bat first. Their opening pair of Smith and Warner got off to a flying start, smashing the ball to all corners of the ground. They built a solid partnership, with Smith scoring a blistering century and Warner providing excellent support with a quickfire fifty. Titans posted a mammoth total of 205 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

2. Royals’ Struggling Start: Chasing a daunting target of 206 runs, the Royals’ innings got off to a shaky start. They lost their top three batsmen early, with Titans’ bowlers putting pressure on them with some tight bowling and excellent fielding.

3. Hetmyer and Samson’s Heroics: With the Royals reeling at 42/3, it was the duo of Hetmyer and Samson who took charge of the innings and turned the tide in their team’s favor. They showed remarkable composure and skill as they steadily built a crucial partnership, taking calculated risks and finding the boundaries regularly. Hetmyer displayed his power-hitting prowess, while Samson’s elegant stroke-play was a treat to watch.

4. Breath-taking Finish: As the match approached its climax, the tension rose to fever pitch. With the Royals needing 18 runs off the last over, it seemed like an uphill task. But Hetmyer and Samson had other plans. They unleashed a flurry of boundaries, smashing the Titans’ bowlers all over the park. The atmosphere was electric as the Royals required just 2 runs off the last 2 balls. Hetmyer sealed the deal with a massive six, and the Royals completed a remarkable comeback, winning the match by 3 wickets with 2 balls to spare.

5. Man of the Match Performances: Hetmyer’s scintillating knock of 85 runs off just 38 balls, including 6 fours and 7 sixes, earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match award. Samson’s crucial innings of 67 runs off 43 balls, with 5 fours and 3 sixes, was equally instrumental in the Royals’ incredible fightback.


The GT vs RR match in IPL 2023 was a thrilling encounter that left fans in awe of the sheer drama and excitement of T20 cricket. The Royals’ Hetmyer and Samson led an unforgettable fightback with their brilliant batting display, helping their team pull off a sensational victory against all odds. It was a match that will be remembered for years to come and showcased the unpredictability and entertainment that the IPL is known for. Cricket fans around the world eagerly await more such thrilling encounters in the days to come as the IPL 2023 continues to captivate audiences worldwide.