IPL 2023 Qualifier 2: Shubman Gill, Mohit Sharma help GT thrash MI by 62 runs, reach 2nd straight final

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Shubman Gill's 60-ball 129 helped Gujarat Titans post a massive 233/3 on the board after being invited to bat by MI before Mohit Sharma's 5/10 bundled Mumbai out for 171 in reply.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma congratulates Shubman Gill after the Gujarat Titans opener scores his third century in four outings during Qualifier 2 of the 2023 Indian Premier League. Sportzpics

Defending champions Gujarat Titans stormed into the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a second season running after thrashing Mumbai Indians by 62 runs in Qualifier 2 in Ahmedabad on Friday.

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The Hardik Pandya-led side thus stand the chance to make it two-in-two since winning the title on debut in the cash-rich league last year.

Opening batter Shubman Gill starred in yet another victory for the Titans, smashing his career-best T20 score of 129 off just 60 deliveries to power GT to a commanding 233/3. This was after MI skipper Rohit Sharma chose to field following a heavy showers forced the toss to get delayed by 45 minutes, with play starting at 8 pm local time.

MI, in reply, made a fantastic recovery from a shaky start thanks to a blazing 38-ball 61 from Suryakumar Yadav along with supporting acts from Tilak Verma (43 off 14) and Cameron Green (30 off 20), but crumbled spectacularly after SKY’s dismissal of Mohit Sharma’s bowling. Mohit would then go on to finish the pick of the bowlers with stellar figures of 5/10.

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Brief Scores:

Gujarat Titans 233/3 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 129, Sai Sudharsan 43, Hardik Pandya 28; Piyush Chawla 1/45) defeated Mumbai Indians 171 in 18.2 (Suryakumar Yadav 61, Tilak Verma 43, Cameron Green 30; Mohit Sharma 5/10, Rashid Khan 2/33) by 62 runs.

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Updated Date: May 27, 2023 00:34:12 IST

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