In game 35 of the IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans dominated Mumbai Indians, winning by 55 runs thanks to a slick performance on Tuesday night. MI was stopped at 152 for nine while attempting to reach a difficult target of 208. Rashid Khan and Mohit Sharma each claimed two victims, while Noor Ahmad took three, while Hardik Pandya claimed one for GT.
As soon as MI captain Rohit Sharma decided to bowl first after winning the toss, Shubman Gill and David Miller led GT to 207 for 6 in 20 overs. Abhinav Manohar smashed a lightning-quick 21-ball 42, David Miller scored 46 off 22 balls, and Gill hit a 34-ball 56. Piyush Chawla, who had a 2 for 34, was MI’s top bowler.
With 10 points after the victory, GT moved up to second place in the standings. The significant victory over MI not only earned them two points but also raised their net run rate to 0.580.
Despite being tied with CSK in terms of points, they are second because of the NRR. Meanwhile, MI, who have now dropped two straight games, are still in seventh place with six points. They are the only team in the league with six points and have an NRR of -0.620.
The team led by Hardik Pandya has the same number of points as the Chennai Super Kings, but MS Dhoni and the company are in first place due to a higher net run rate. Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants have fallen to third and fourth place, respectively, in the meantime.
MI rarely disputed the GT total in response. Mumbai’s attempt to score runs during the powerplay was stymied by seamers Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya. In his first over,
Pandya dismissed Rohit Sharma (2) after a poorly timed pull shot.
After that, Mumbai’s middle order struggled against Noor Ahmad’s left-arm spin and Rashid Khan’s flawless leg spin, falling to 6-90 in 13 overs. With the help of a television referral, Rashid caught impact player Tilak Varma’s (2) leg before wicket and took out the stumbling Ishan Kishan, who made 13 off 21 balls.
The big wickets of Green (33) and David (0) in the space of three deliveries, however, belonged to Ahmad, who also held onto a spectacular two-handed low return catch of Suryakumar Yadav (23) to put an end to Mumbai’s hopes.
Shubman Gill has climbed up to fourth on the Orange Cap table with his half-century. Gill now has 284 runs this season in seven matches at an average of 40.57 and a strike rate of 142.71.
Rashid Khan is now the top wicket taker in this IPL with 14 wickets in 7 matches and is the new Purple Cap holder after the two wickets he took in this match against MI.
Gujarat Striker Abhinav Manohar was awarded the Man of the Match award for his amazing performance of 42 runs off 21 balls leading the team to win the match.