GT VS SRH MATCH-62 IPL23
GUJARAT TITANS WON BY 34 RUNS
LOCATION – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
In addition to being the first team to guarantee a spot in the playoffs, GT will also finish first regardless of the outcome of their final league-stage match. Shubman Gill and Sai Sudarshan applied themselves admirably, playing good cricketing strokes all over the park, despite SRH striking quickly, taking up Saha in the opening over. Between the two, there was a 147-run stand that gave GT the advantage. Gill reached his first IPL century, and Sai Sudarshan amassed 47 points off of 36 pitches. The best bowler was Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who finished with a fifer for just 30 runs on four balls. Chasing 189 was never going to be simple, particularly after failing to maximise the powerplay. Once more stepping up in the powerplay, Mohammad Shami took three wickets, leaving very little room for SRH to mount a comeback. With his array of techniques, Mohit Sharma helped the Titans win handily by scalping 4 batsmen in the middle overs. Klaasen, who scored his second fifty of the year, was an outlier without help from the other batsmen. SRH missed by 34 runs, being the second club to be eliminated from the playoff race.
Player of the Game is Shubman Gill.
Shubman Gill said “Life has come full circle because I played against SRH in my IPL debut and scored my first hundred against them. There will hopefully be many more, and that too this year. I don’t think too much about my previous innings since it’s all about the bowlers and the situation. It’s crucial to concentrate on the current circumstance. For me, the most satisfying thing was the six off Abhishek Sharma. I warned him that I would hit him for a six if he bowled to me. So I’m glad that it worked and it came off“