Gujarat Titans on Friday outplayed Mumbai Indians by 62 runs in the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2023 to set up final clash with Chennai Super Kings. Mohit Sharma registered a five-wicket haul as GT bundled out MI for 171 runs in latter's chase of 234.
Earlier, Shubman Gill scored 129 runs off 60 balls as GT posted 233 for 3 in 20 overs. Piyush Chawla removed Wriddhiman Saha when GT's score was 54. After that Gill and Sai Sudharsan stitched 138 runs for the second wicket to keep their team in the driving seat. Akash Madhwal dismissed Gill only to prevent further damage as Gill had already scored his third IPL century by then.
Mohit Sharma was the star of the show with the ball for GT, taking five wickets for 10 runs in his four overs. He was well supported by Rashid Khan, who took two wickets for 24 runs.
Mumbai Indians never looked like they were in the chase after losing wickets at regular intervals. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 44 runs, but he was given little support from the other batsmen.
With this win, Gujarat Titans have set up a final clash with Chennai Super Kings, who defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first qualifier. The final will be played on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Shubman Gill was the difference-maker for Gujarat Titans in their win over Mumbai Indians. He scored 129 runs off 60 balls, which included 10 fours and 7 sixes. Gill batted with great maturity and composure, and he never looked like he was going to get out.
Gill's innings was the perfect example of how to build an innings in T20 cricket. He started slowly, but he gradually increased his scoring rate as the innings progressed. He also showed great power, hitting some big sixes over the boundary.
Gill's century was a major factor in Gujarat Titans' win. It gave them a platform to build on, and it put Mumbai Indians under pressure from the start.
Mohit Sharma was the star with the ball for Gujarat Titans. He took five wickets for 10 runs in his four overs, which was the best bowling figures in the match.
Sharma was very accurate with his line and length, and he was able to extract good bounce from the pitch. He also bowled with great pace, which made it difficult for the Mumbai Indians batsmen to score runs off him.
Sharma's five-wicket haul was the final nail in the coffin for Mumbai Indians. It helped Gujarat Titans to bowl them out for 171 runs, which was a very competitive total.
With this win, Gujarat Titans have set up a final clash with Chennai Super Kings. The final will be played on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Titans will be the favorites to win the final. They have been the most consistent team in the tournament, and they have a good balance of batting and bowling.
Chennai Super Kings will be the underdogs, but they will be confident of winning the final. They have a lot of experience in their team, and they will be determined to win the title for the fourth time.
Who won qualifier 2 of IPL 2023?▼
GT won qualifier of IPL 2023 by defeating Mumbai Indians