Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans defeated Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians with the help of a marvelous century from Shubman Gill in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad
New Delhi; Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans defeated Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians with the help of a marvelous century from Shubman Gill in the IPL 2023 Qualifier 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad, on Friday. The defending champions, GT will now take on MS Dhoni and company in the finals of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
The match started late due to rain but not a single over was reduced from either of the innings. MI won the toss and invited GT to bat first and the decision backfired on them after Shubman Gill’s third century of the season helped the hosts put 233 runs on the board at the loss of three wickets.
Mumbai Indians came out to chase and lost wickets at constant intervals. Suryakumar Yadav (61 off 38 balls), Tilak Varma (43 off 14 balls), and Cameron Green (30 off 20 balls) did try to put up a fight but it wasn’t enough as GT bowled MI out by the 19th over on the score of 171 and won the match by 62 runs.
Mohit Sharma was the star with the ball for GT. He grabbed five huge wickets and just gave away 10 runs during his 2.2 overs spell. The defending champions outclassed MI in all departments and reached the IPL final for a second consecutive time.
GT vs CSK In IPL 2023 Final
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will once again be in front of Gujarat Titans but this time they will clash for the IPL 2023 title in the final. CSK defeated GT in their last meeting in the Qualifier 1 but still, it won’t be an easy task to beat the defending champions.
This will be the third meeting between the two sides in IPL 2023. Both teams played the first match of the season and will be playing the closing one too. GT has an upper hand on the four-time champions in the head-to-head contest as they have been victorious three times in the four meetings between them.