Shubman Gill prolonged his sensational run with a 3rd century of the season as Gujarat Titans crushed Mumbai Indians by 62 runs to storm into their second consecutive IPL remaining in Ahmedabad on Friday. Gill’s 60-ball 129 (7x4s, 10x6s) fired Gujarat Titans to an enormous 233/3 and in reply, Mumbai Indians, struck by a string of accidents, went down preventing in Qualifier 2 with Suryakumar Yadav (61) and Tilak Varma (43) offering the resistance. Mohit Sharma, launched within the fifteenth over, completed with figures of two.2-0-10-5, triggering a collapse as MI collapsed from 149/4 in 14 overs to 171 all-out in 18.2 overs The 23-year-old Gill scored his third century within the final 4 innings, recorded the best rating of the season for any batter and took his tally to 851 runs in yet one more sensational knock.
Gill’s whirlwind knock made him solely the second Indian batter after Virat Kohli (2016) and total fourth within the historical past, after Jos Buttler (2022) and David Warner (2016), to attain greater than 800 runs in an IPL season.
Chasing 234, MI have been pressured to rejig their batting line-up with Ishan Kishan being substituted after he bumped into Chris Jordan throughout change of overs within the first innings and harm his eye.
Rohit Sharma additionally copped a blow to his hand whereas fielding and Cameron Green needed to retire harm for a bit, after being smacked on his left forearm by Hardik Pandya.
Mohammad Shami prompted early troubles for Mumbai, eliminating makeshift opener Nehal Wadhera (4) and Rohit (8), however Varma took on the India and GT tempo spearhead, hitting 4 fours and a six to gather 24 runs off the fifth over.
However, Varma’s blitz didn’t final lengthy as Rashid Khan cleaned him up after a 14-ball 43 (5x4s, 3x6s). MI reached 72 for 3 after the powerplay.
Suryakumar and Green stored the scoreboard ticking with their fourth wicket stand that took MI previous the 100-run mark within the tenth over, however within the twelfth, Josh Little ended their resistance by cleansing up the Australian.
Green struck 4 fours and two sixes in his 20-ball 30.
Suryakumar tried to take the sport deep with 61 from 38 balls with seven fours and two sixes, however misplaced his leg stump whereas trying to hit Mohit Sharma within the fantastic leg area.
Mohit struck once more to take away Vishnu Vinod (5) in the identical over and Rashid shut the doorways on MI with the wicket of Tim David (2) within the sixteenth.
Earlier, Gill started sturdily and turned brutal within the second half of the innings, including 138 runs for the second wicket with B Sai Sudharsan, who fortunately performed second fiddle with a 31-ball 43 earlier than he was retired out.
Gill hit three sixes off MI’s hero of the final sport, Akash Madhwal (1/53), within the twelfth over to cross the 800-run mark.
He introduced up his fifty off 32 balls with two sixes and three fours and unleashed a flurry of sixes towards seamers and spinners alike right here on the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Gill additionally surpassed Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s 62-ball 124 to file the best particular person rating this season, with Mumbai Indians being on the receiving finish on each the events.
In the method, the 23-year-old additionally went previous RCB’s Faf du Plessis (730 runs) to say the Orange Cap.
Additionally, Gill’s 129 bettered Virender Sehwag‘s 122 towards Chennai Super Kings within the 2014 season as the best rating for a batter within the IPL playoffs.
After a 30-minute delay to the beginning as a result of rain, GT had made a sedate begin.
A significant second had come on the finish of the sixth over when Tim David at mid-on dropped a catch to offer Gill with a lifeline, with GT ending the powerplay at 50/0.
Gill actually had luck on his aspect as twice in as many balls he managed to outlive, off Kumar Kartikeya.
After Kishan couldn’t run-out the batter who had gone down the monitor and had an inside edge deflecting the ball into his pads, Gill hit the subsequent supply within the air solely to search out the ball dropping very near the fielder at deep midwicket.
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