In a high stakes encounter at Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Titans emerged victorious by an impressive 62-run margin and marched to the finals they will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on May 28.
Brought to bat, the Titans put up a massive total of 233 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Shubman Gill demonstrated his brilliance with an exceptional batting of 129 runs on just 60 deliveries, including 7 fours and a whopping 10 sixes. Gill was supported by Sai Sudharsan, who contributed a whopping 43 runs off 31 balls. Captain Hardik Pandaya‘s quickfire 28 of 13 deliveries propelled the Titans further to their imposing total.
In pursuit of goal, Mumbai struggled to gain momentum as their batting line-up faltered, eventually being bowled out for 171 runs in 18.2 overs, falling 62 runs short. Suryakumar Yadav fought bravely and scored a well-made 61 runs off 38 balls while cameron green and Tilak Varma made useful contributions of 30 and 43 runs respectively.
The Titans’ bowlers put on an impressive display, led by Mohit Sharmawho claimed an incredible five wicket haul for just 10 runs in 2.2 overs. Rashid Khan And Muhammad Shami also made crucial breakthroughs, while taking 2 wickets each Josh Klein chipped with a wicket.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 26, 2023
4 GT bowlers have taken 93 wickets. No other team’s top 4 bowlers have taken so many wickets. Such a privilege to have such good bowlers on your team, it makes captain’s job so much easier. Back-to-back finals for GT👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 26, 2023
Another example of Never Give Up – Mohit Sharma. Was not in contention in recent seasons and a net bowler for GT last season. But in just 13 matches, 24 wickets this season is a championship performance. Top 3 wicket takers all from Gujarat and they so deserve to make it to the final.… pic.twitter.com/cJ6VxMMSZu
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 26, 2023
Mohit Sharma!!! Turned the game around @gujarat_titans and how!! 👏🏾 Second consecutive @IPL definitively for @gujarat_titans 🔥 Brilliantly led by @hardikpandya7backed up by some great team performances 👏🏾 Hats off to you @ShubmanGill It’s going to be an exciting final!! Can not wait!!
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 26, 2023
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 26, 2023
SHUBMAN GILL! Wow. I don’t really have words.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 26, 2023
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) May 26, 2023
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 26, 2023
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 26, 2023
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 26, 2023
This is a 𝐌𝐨𝐡𝐢𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚 RATING post! 👌🌟🏏
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) May 26, 2023
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) May 26, 2023
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 26, 2023
– Won the Eliminator by 81 runs
– Lost the Qualifier 2 by 62 runs #MIvGT
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 26, 2023
Gujarat Titans qualifying for the IPL finals with 2 Afghans and an Irish player in their XI show the best of the IPL and franchise cricket: how it has democratized the game and opened up opportunities the international game rarely has
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) May 26, 2023
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 26, 2023
First match – CSK vs GT
First Playoff Game – CSK vs GT
Final – CSK vs GT
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 26, 2023
Namo Namo against Mohit Sharma who comes in late and scalps 5 wickets in just 3 three overs. Too many game winners in one camp. GT is undoubtedly the most balanced squad in IPL this season and they have shown why. #MIvsGT #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/ltQfOHUc91
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 26, 2023
Won as a player in IPL 2015.
Won as a player in IPL 2017.
Won as a player in IPL 2019.
Won as a player in IPL 2020.
Won as captain in IPL 2022.
Will play in final in IPL 2023.
Hardik Pandya, what a winner. pic.twitter.com/UHWmdTehBi
— Jans. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 26, 2023
Mohit Sharma ends the game 5-10 and Gujarat Titans are through to the final!!!
CSK vs. GT – Sunday!#IPL2023
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) May 26, 2023
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