Mumbai flew in Gill’s storm… Surya-Rohit all failed, Gujarat’s entry in the final



Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League 2023 was played between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians (Mumbai) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Mumbai won the toss and decided to bowl first. With the help of Shubman Gill’s century, Gujarat scored 233 for 3 wickets. There was one change in Mumbai’s playing 11. Kumar Kartikeya got a chance in place of Hrithik Shokin. Gujarat made two changes. Jose Little and Sai Sudarshan returned to the playing 11. Toss was delayed by 45 minutes due to rain. The match started half an hour late.

Mumbai had a big target of 234 runs to win and Rohit Sharma’s team could not reach the winning score. The Mumbai team was all out for 171 runs in 18.2 overs in the second innings. With this defeat, five-time champions Mumbai’s dream of reaching the finals was broken, while the current IPL champions have reached the finals. Now Gujarat will face MS Dhoni’s team CSK in the final match. The final match will be played on June 28 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Titans, led by Hardik Pandya, had to face defeat by 15 runs in Qualifier-1 against Chennai Super Kings. On the other hand, Rohit Brigade won against Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs. Stay tuned for updates related to this match being played at Narendra Modi Stadium…

Wickets fell like this of Mumbai Indians:
First wicket – Nehal Wadhera 4 runs (5/1)
Second wicket – Rohit Sharma 8 runs (21/2)
Third wicket – Tilak Verma 43 runs (72/3)
Fourth wicket – Cameron Green 30 runs (124/4)
Fifth wicket – Suryakumar Yadav 61 runs (155/5)
Sixth wicket – Vishnu Vinod 5 runs (156/6)
Seventh wicket – Tim David 2 runs (158/7)
Eighth wicket – Chris Jordan 2 runs (161/8)
Ninth wicket – Piyush Chawla 0 runs (162/9)

Batting first after losing the toss, Gujarat got off to a good start. Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill together made a stormy partnership of 54 runs in 6.2 overs. Spinner Piyush Chawla broke this partnership by getting Saha stumped out. Saha scored 18 runs with the help of three fours. After the fall of the first wicket, Shubman Gill and Sai Sudarshan took the responsibility on their shoulders. During this, Gill continued his excellent form and completed his half-century in just 32 balls.

After completing the half-century, Gill rained sixes. Gill hit three sixes in one over of Akash Madhwal. Then in the 13th over, he hit Piyush Chawla for two sixes and a four. Gill’s stormy batting continued and he completed his century by taking a single off Cameron Green’s ball. Gill completed his century off 49 balls, which included eight sixes and four fours. This was Shubman Gill’s third century in IPL 2023. Earlier, Gill also played half-century innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Most centuries in an IPL season:
4 – Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2016)
4- Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals, 2022)
3- Shubman Gill (Gujarat Titans, 2023)

Gill broke Sehwag’s record
Shubman Gill played an inning of 129 runs in 60 balls, which included seven fours and ten sixes. Gill was caught out by Akash Madhwal at the hands of Tim David. There was a 138-run partnership for the second wicket between Gill and Sai Sudarshan. Due to this innings, Gill became the highest scorer in the IPL playoffs. Gill left behind Virender Sehwag, who scored 122 against CSK.

Highest individual score in IPL playoffs
129- Shubman Gill (GT) vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023 Q2
122- Virender Sehwag (Punjab Kings) Vs CSK, Mumbai, 2014 Q2
117* – Shane Watson (CSK) vs SRH, Mumbai, 2018 Final
115* – Wriddhiman Saha (Punjab Kings) vs KKR, Bengaluru, 2014 Final

Shubman Gill is the seventh and youngest player to score a century in the IPL playoffs. Gill has scored a century in the IPL playoffs at the age of 23 years and 260 days. Gill equaled Rajat Patidar and Wriddhiman Saha and Rajat Patidar in terms of scoring the fastest century in the playoffs. Saha and Patidar also scored centuries in 49-49 balls.

Fastest century in playoffs:
Wriddhiman Saha (Punjab Kings vs KKR) – 49 balls (2014 Final)
Rajat Patidar (RCB vs Lucknow Supergiants) – 49 balls (2022 Eliminator)
Shubman Gill (Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians) – 49 balls (2023 Qualifier-2)

Highest IPL score (India batsman)
132* – KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) vs RCB, Dubai 2020
129- Shubman Gill (GT) vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023
128* – Rishabh Pant (DC) vs SRH, Delhi, 2018
127- Murali Vijay (CSK) vs RR, Chennai, 2010

Most sixes in an IPL inning (playoffs)
10- Shubman Gill (GT) vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023
8- Wriddhiman Saha (Punjab Kings) Vs KKR, Bengaluru, 2014
8- Chris Gayle (RCB) vs SRH, Bengaluru, 2016
8- Virender Sehwag (PBKS) vs. CSK, Mumbai, 2014
8- Shane Watson (CSK) vs SRH, Mumbai, 2018

After Gill’s dismissal, Hardik Pandya and Sai Sudarshan shared a 22-run partnership to take Gujarat past the 200-run mark. Sudarshan retired after scoring 43 runs in 31 balls. At the same time, Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 28 off 13 balls, which included two sixes and as many fours. Due to Gill’s brilliant innings, Gujarat scored 233 runs for three wickets in 20 overs. This was the biggest score of any team in the IPL playoffs.

Wickets fell like this of Gujarat Titans: (233/3)
First wicket – Wriddhiman Saha 18 runs (54/1)
Second wicket – Shubman Gill 129 runs (192/1)
Third wicket – Sai Sudarshan 43 runs (214/2)

Most runs in a single IPL season
973 – Virat Kohli (RCB, 2016)
863 – Jos Buttler (RR, 2022)
851- Shubman Gill (GT, 2023)
848- David Warner (SRH, 2016)
735- Kane Williamson (SRH, 2018)

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