GT vs MI Highlights, IPL 2023 Qualifier 2: Shubman Gill smashed a 60-ball 129 as Gujarat Titans beat Mumbai Indians by 62 runs to enter the Indian Premier League final in Ahmedabad on Friday. GT will take on Chennai Super Kings in the summit clash on Sunday. Gill’s explosive knock ensured GT reached 233 for three after being sent into bat in Qualifier 2.
Chasing a mammoth target, MI never looked in the hunt despite Suryakumar Yadav’s 38-ball 61 and were eventually bowled out for 171 in 18.2 overs. For GT, Mohit Sharma (5/10) was the pick of the bowlers, while Rashid Khan (2/33) also did his bit with the ball.
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Indian Premier League, 2023Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 03 June 2023
Gujarat Titans 233/3 (20.0)
Mumbai Indians 171 (18.2)
Match Ended ( Day – Qualifier 2 ) Gujarat Titans beat Mumbai Indians by 62 runs
Gujarat Titans beat Mumbai Indians by 62 runs to enter IPL final. The team will play against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday.
Mumbai's quick fall of wickets has left the match in Gujarat Titans side. Mohit Sharma has taken 4 wickets in the match so far. MI need 70 runs off 18 balls.
SKY hits it long into the stands. The Mumbai batters are trying their best to fill the gap between the current and required run rate. The second delivery from Mohit Sharma turns fatal for Suryakumar. He departs for 61. Sharma takes another in the form of Vishnu Vinod. MI 156/6 (15)
Joshua Little takes down Cameron Green on the second ball. Gujarat bowlers have been successful in maintaining the pressure on the Mumbai batters. MI 128/4 (12)
Cameron Green hits a 88-metre-long Maximum on Noor Ahmad's third delivery. A total of 11 runs come off the over. MI 95/3 (9)
SKY starts the over with a boundary. Rashid Khan continues his spell and successfully keeps the batters on the back foot for the rest of the over. MI 84/3 (8)
Noor Ahmad bowls a good over and gives just 5 runs off the last six balls. Mumbai has lost wickets early but the run rate is still catchable. MI 77/3 (7)
Ace spinner Rashid Khan dismissed Mumbai hitter Tilak Verma for 43. This is a big breakthrough for the Gujarat camp. Good news: Cameron Green is back on the crease. After the end of the powerplay, MI 72/3 (6)
Tilak Verma is finding the gaps on the field and hitting boundaries. Hits four back-to-back boundaries in Shami's over, taking the team's total over 50 in just the 5th over. Verma ends the over with a Maximum! This was an expensive spell from the ace pacer. MI 65/2 (5)
Tilak Verma and Suryakumar Yadav play with a intent to peed up the chase. Verma hits a Maximum and SKY ends the over with a boundary. MI 41/2 (4)
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma could not add to the team's total once again as he falls early in the chase for 8 runs. The team suffers second loss and it comes from Shami once again. Tilak Verma comes in to play. Hits a maximum to the pacer on the fifth delivery. MI 29/2 (3)
Suryakumar Yadav comes in to play after Cameron Green gets hit on the elbow in Hardik Pandya's over. SKY starts his inning with a boundary. Is it the beginning of the storm from SKY? We'll see. MI 21/0 (2)
After hitting he first boundary of the inning, Nehal Wadhera is taken down by Shami. Cameron Green comes in to play and hits a boundary. The game continues. MI 9/1 (1)
Gujarat Titans post a massive target of 234 runs for Mumbai Indians.
Gujarat Titans has crossed the total of 200 runs. Sai Sudarshan and Hardik Pandya are on the crease. GT 205/2 (18)
Shubhman Gill continues playing big shots. And Madhwal throws a No-Ball. But the next ball turns fateful for him. Gill departs after playing a stunning inning of 129 runs of just 60 balls. Madhwal finally finds a breakthrough. Hardik Pandya comes in to play. GT 198/2 (17)
Gill's stunning display of cricket is well complimented by Sai Sudarshan. Gill starts the over with a boundary and Sai ends the over with two boundaries in a row. A total of 17 runs come off the last 6 balls. GT 183/1 (16)
This has been a tremendous show of batting by Shubhman Gill as he scores his third century off just 49 balls. The class batter doesn't slow down after the ton, hits two Maximums and a boundary in the over. GT 166/1 (15)
Sai Sudharsan (27) hits a maximum on the third delivery of Chris Jordan. Both the Gujarat batters are taking the team's total ahead strongly. A partnership of 93 runs off 46 balls has come up between Sudharsan and Gill (99). GT 147/1 (14)
Magnificent Shubman Gill is in no mood to stop. Hits a 106-metre-long Maximum, second in this over alone, to Piyush Chawla. Playing at 98*, Gill is showcasing a stunning display of cricket. GT 139/1 (13)
Shubman Gill (79) lights up the stadium with Maximums and boundaries. Him along with Sai Sudarshan (19) are taking the Titans ahead strongly. GT 119/1 (12)
Sai starts the over of spinner Piyush Chawla with a boundary and Gill follows the lead with a Maximum on the third delivery. A total of 16 runs comes off the last 6 balls. GT 80/1 (9)
Piyush Chawla strikes! Takes down Saha on the third delivery, courtesy – good stumping from Ishan Kishan. GT 59/1 (7)
Two boundaries came off the last over – one from Saha and Gill each. The fifth over added a total of 10 runs. In the next over, Gill maintains the momentum. Hits the first Maximum of the game, followed by a boundary. A solid effort by Tim David went in vain; Gill survives. As the powerplay gets over, GT 50/0 (6)
Saha hits a boundary of the last delivery of Madhwal's over. The otherwise economical spell ended with a boundary, adding a total of 7 runs to Gujarat tally. GT 27/0 (4)
Saha follows the lead, hits a boundary on the third delivery off Beherendorff's second over. Total 7 runs come off the last six balls. GT 20/0 (3)
First boundary comes off Gill's bat on the fifth delivery by Cameron Green. The pacer gives a total of 10 runs in the over. GT 13/0 (2)
Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha start for Gujarat Titans. Behrendorff bowls the first over, giving a total of 3 runs. GT 3/0 (1)
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya (C), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Akash Madhwal
Rohit Sharma wins the toss, Mumbai Indians opt to bowl first against Gujarat Titans.
The toss is expected to take place at 7.45 pm and the match will begin 15 minutes after. A delay of 30 minutes was caused due to rain.
After a brief delay due to rain, the toss is likely to happen shortly. Next inspection of pitch will take place at 7.20 pm.
What started as a light drizzle has intensified into a heavy downpour at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The covers have been securely placed, painting a rather somber picture with the gloomy weather conditions. Toss delay is also likely due to the weather.
Ahmedabad has become a hotspot for big hits this season, witnessing a staggering 123 sixes. Although it is considered an easier ground to clear, batsmen have encountered difficulties in the early overs due to the seam movement. However, they compensate for it during the final stages of the innings, showcasing their power-hitting abilities.
Both teams boast an arsenal of hard-hitters, but the Gujarat Titans find themselves struggling near the bottom of the table in terms of sixes hit (102), while Mumbai Indians reign supreme with an impressive tally of 133 sixes.
Amidst scorching heat in Ahmedabad, with the temperature soaring to 43 degrees, curators have taken precautions by covering the pitch to prevent any adverse effects. Interestingly, the playing field, boasting nine surfaces, was designed to facilitate high-scoring matches despite being one of the least-used strips.
Akash's journey from tennis ball cricket to the challenging world of leather cricket unveiled intriguing tales from his past. Ashish, Akash's elder brother, reminiscing about their hometown, disclosed that the pacer's skill had reached such a fearsome level that he was prohibited from participating in local tournaments. Ashish acknowledged, “No one had the courage to let him play here. The fear of his bowling was immense, leading to his exclusion from local competitions. There was an atmosphere of trepidation. Akash had to venture outside Roorkee to find opportunities.” Read more here
Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans have faced each other thrice in IPL history. In their third encounter this season, Mumbai Indians emerged victorious in the first match, while Gujarat Titans secured a win in the second, marking their first-ever triumph against MI. Previously, MI had triumphed over GT in the last season as well, giving them a 2-1 lead in the head-to-head record.
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tim David, Chris Jordan, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Nehal Wadhera, Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Kumar Kartikeya, Riley Meredith, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Duan Jansen, Arshad Khan, Tristan Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya (C), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Sai Sudharsan, Srikar Bharat, Jayant Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Joshua Little, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Qualifier 2 which will be played at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans are set to lock horns in IPL 2023's Qualifier 2, battling for a shot at the title. The winner will face Chennai Super Kings in the final. Despite the Titans' top spot finish, they stumbled against CSK in Qualifier 1, while Mumbai Indians, despite their fourth-place league stage finish, displayed dominance over Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator, determined to claim the coveted trophy. Stay tuned for all the latest updates of the game.