Under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, Gujarat recorded a historic win.
Gujarat Titans have entered the fray to defend the title in IPL 2023.
New Delhi. Shibman Gul’s century innings helped defending champions Gujarat Titans beat Mumbai Indians (GT vs MI) by 62 runs in Qualifier 2 on the back of Mohit Sharma’s lethal bowling to reach the final of IPL 2023. Is. Gujarat has reached the final for the second time in a row. Gujarat will face Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday (May 28). The title match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Chasing a target of 234 runs, Mumbai Indians were bowled out for 171 runs in 18.2 overs despite Surya Kumar Yadav’s half-century. Surya played an innings of 61 runs in 38 balls. Tilak Verma got out after scoring 43 runs while Cameron Green scored 30 runs. Veteran fast bowler Mohit Sharma took the most 5 wickets for Gujarat. Mumbai did not start well and wickets kept falling at intervals. As a result, Mumbai faced defeat at home to Gujarat in a do-or-die match.
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Shibman Gul’s third IPL century: Shibman Gul’s third century, sixes rain at Narendra Modi Stadium
Shubman Gill took advantage of Life Donation
Earlier, Shubman Gill took full advantage of the lifeline he got early and played an attractive century which helped Gujarat Titans score 233 runs for 3 wickets. Gayle scored a 60-ball 129 and in the process gave a brilliant example of his ability to play long shots. He hit seven fours and 10 sixes in his innings. Meanwhile, Gill shared a 64-ball 138-run partnership with Sai Sudarshan (43 off 31 balls) for the second wicket. Captain Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 28 off 13 balls in the last over.
Shubman Gill scored his third century of the season.
This is Gill’s third century of the season. He also made the highest score of his T20 career. The record for most centuries in an IPL season is held by Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler (both four centuries). The match started half an hour late due to rain. After losing the toss, the North Gujarat Titans team batted first and scored 50 runs without loss in the power play. Meanwhile, the sixth over was crucial. After Chris Jordan hit a six and a four in that over, Gayle flicked the ball in the air but Tim David couldn’t catch it at mid-on. At that time Gill was playing on 30 runs.
Gill hit three sixes in Akash Madhwal’s over
However, leg-spinner Piyush Chawla soon gave Mumbai their first win. Wriddhiman Saha (18 off 16 balls) was stumped trying to play a wide ball on the leg side. After that, Gill showed off his sixes. After hitting Chawla and Kumar Kartikeya for sixes, he hit three sixes in the over of hero Akash Madhwal in Mumbai’s win against Lucknow Supergiants.
Shubman Gill completed his third century by stealing a single off Green.
The charismatic opener hit Chawla for two sixes in the very next over to make Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma think. Gayle took a single off Cameron Green to complete his third century of the season and then hit two sixes and a four in the over. Madhwal finally ended Gill’s innings. Gill took the catch at deep midwicket in an attempt to get his yorker off the boundary line. This time David made no mistake in taking the catch. Pandya hit Madhwal and Jordan for sixes. Meanwhile, Gujarat retired Sudarshan before the last over and replaced him with Rashid Khan, who scored five runs not out.
Tags: Gujarat Titans, IPL 2023, Mumbai Indians, Shabman Gul, Surya Kumar Yadav
First Publication: May 26, 2023, 23:59 IST