Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians, Qualifier 2
Today's match was all about Shubman Gill, the Indian cricket prince. a prince who is very far along in his quest for cricket immortality. If he can maintain these levels, a prince's kingdom and reign could be vast and last for a very long time. A ruler who retires from considerately in festival each time he scores a really long period. The sort of structure he has hit currently, don't be astounded assuming there's one more hundred years in the last when Gujarat take on Chennai. We'll show you everything that happened in that final, but for now, this is Saurabh Shankar presiding over Ramakrishnan MS, Abhinand Raghavendran, and Siva's departure.
Thus, the Mumbai Indians' bowling team has finally reached its expiration date. That explosive batting lineup carried them for the majority of the season, but today was a bridge too far. Nonetheless, it is commendable that MI came in third despite numerous injury concerns. With their heads held high, they can leave the IPL.
Shubman Gill | Player of the Match: For me, it's playing over and over again. I had the momentum to go big after hitting three sixes in the over. That is the point at which I understood it very well may be my day. Additionally, it was a good wicket for batsmen. You keep inventing as a batter, so it wasn't a conscious choice, but I think the belief is more important. I am also coming off a successful international season. The previous season was also successful. I'm confident that I can score well if I get off to a good start. I think I've improved since the last WI tour; I was injured before the last IPL, but I've been working on my game. I have dealt with a couple of regions and rolled out specialized improvements in front of the NZ series after the T20I World Cup. Outside of the ropes, expectations follow you, but once you step onto the field, it's all about finding ways to help the team. This probably represented my best IPL innings thus far.
Hardik Pandya, captain of the GT: I believe that the success of the guys is due to a lot of hard work. They continue to rehearse, that reflects. His clarity and self-assurance, in my opinion, are amazing. On Shubman: His innings today were among the best, and he never appeared hurried. It seemed like somebody was tossing balls and he was hitting. He will be a hotshot in worldwide and establishment cricket. I really do have discussions with him, I attempt that individuals feed off my energy. Everyone is accountable for their own actions. Regarding Rashid) I believe we've discussed him sufficiently. He's been the man I can depend in when the group is in a predicament. We must play good cricket and give it our all. The knockouts could go either way, but I'm looking forward to the final.
Mohit Sharma: I had a little bit of luck getting five wickets so quickly. The ball was sliding pleasantly, yet the manner in which SKY and Tilak were batting we felt the game could slip on the off chance that they didn't get out. I had concluded that assuming I am bowling against SKY, I won't explore a lot. We had a gathering where we examined that we mustn't attempt a lot against Surya, it makes things more straightforward for him. So the thought was to bowl length balls. We felt that the length was the most challenging for him to hit his shots, so it doesn't matter if we hit six sixes. At that point, the match wasn't over, but that wicket—Surya's—meant that we were still in the game. There was a major help to take that wicket. I felt we can envision the last solely after that last wicket, we here at GT have dominated and lost matches from puzzling circumstances previously, so it is never over till it is finished.
Rohit Sharma | MI skipper: It was an incredible aggregate, Shubman batted all around well. The wicket was great. With our batting, we were quite optimistic when we entered the game and they received 25 extra runs. could not form sufficient partnerships. Green and Surya batted well however we got lost. We talked about giving it a good shot because we lost a few wickets during the powerplay and didn't get the momentum we needed to chase that target. We wanted one batter, just like Shubman did until the end; however, you never know; one side is shorter and the wicket was good, so anything could happen. Gujarat played well, so credit where credit is due. We didn't expect that, he had somewhat of a blackout, I don't have the foggiest idea how it happened [on Ishan]. We have been discussing how to adjust to various circumstances and situations. We did not play well enough to win the game, so I won't investigate that. The fact that we played this game and qualified as third gives us a lot of confidence. Our batting has been the most encouraging aspect, especially from some of the younger players, so take it to the next season and see what you can accomplish. This season, all of the bowling teams have been challenged, and based on what happened in the previous game, we performed well. I have to give Shubman credit because he is in excellent form, and I hope that continues [smiles]. Tim has been given a role throughout the season, including times when he bats. I personally know that Vishnu is a good player, and I'm not going to judge anything today because Gujarat played well.
Stats courtesy our statsperson Roshan Gede
Highest match-aggregates in IPL playoffs
428 - PBKS vs CSK, Mumbai WS, 2014 Q2
408 - SRH vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2016 Final
404 - GT vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023 Q2
400 - RCB vs LSG, Kolkata, 2022 Eliminator
Suryakumar Yadav in run-chases this season
Highest strike-rate in an IPL season (min. 500 runs)
204.82 - Andre Russell (KKR, 2019)
187.76 - Glenn Maxwell (PBKS, 2014)
183.13 - Chris Gayle (RCB, 2011)
181.13 - Suryakumar Yadav (MI, 2023)
Most wickets in death overs this season
16 - Matheesha Pathirana (CSK)
14 - Mohit Sharma (GT)
11 - Harshal Patel (RCB)
11 - Tushar Deshpande (CSK)
11 - Yuzvendra Chahal (RR)
GT is the third team to make it to two successive IPL finals after CSK and MI.
Best bowling returns for GT
5/10 - Mohit Sharma vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023
4/11 - Mohammed Shami vs DC, Ahmedabad, 2023
4/21 - Mohammed Shami vs SRH, Ahmedabad, 2023
4/24 - Rashid Khan vs LSG, Pune, 2022
Best bowling returns in IPL playoffs
5/5 - Akash Madhwal (MI) vs LSG, Chennai, 2023 Eliminator
5/10 - Mohit Sharma (GT) vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023 Q2
4/13 - Doug Bollinger (CSK) vs Deccan Chargers, Mumbai (DYP), 2010 SF
4/14 - Jasprit Bumrah (MI) vs DC, Dubai, 2020 Q1
4/14 - Dhawal Kulkarni (GL) vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2016 Q1
Biggest win margins in IPL playoffs (by runs)
105 - RR vs DC, Mumbai WS, 2008 SF
86 - CSK vs DC, Chennai, 2012 Q2
81 - MI vs LSG, Chennai, 2023 Eliminator
71 - RCB vs RR, Pune, 2015 Eliminator
62 - GT vs MI, Ahmedabad, 2023 Q2
MI's first defeat in playoffs since the 2017 Qualifier vs RPS at Wankhede.