IPL 2023: 3 Talking Points Of GT vs SRH Game


Gujarat Titans (GT) registered a 34-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The Hardik Pandya led Gujarat side have now continuously qualified for the playoffs in their first 2 years of exsistence.

With this loss, Hyderabad also becomes the 2nd team to crash out of IPL 2023. The batting department of SRH wilted under severe pressure and they have only themselves to blame as they slumped to their 8th loss in IPL 2023.

Gujarat now move to 18 points with a game in hand before the playoffs. They have confirmed a top 2 spot and therefore they will be getting two chances to book a place in the finals.

In this article, we take a look at the 3 talking points of the GT vs SRH game that took place in Ahmedabad:

1. Gujarat Titans qualify for the playoffs; Hyderabad crashes out

While it is a joyous occasion for the Titans, it is only doom and gloom for Aiden Markram’s Sunrisers Hyderabad side. Gujarat Titans have been unarguably the best side in IPL 2023 so far and have been given the fruits of their exceptional cricketing prowess.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have been extremely poor with their batting and bowling and have been knocked out of IPL 2023. Despite Heinrich Klaasen and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s efforts to take them to a victory, SRH couldn’t end up being on the winning side.

All the other batters played terribly and they were reeling at 59-7 at one point in the 2nd innings of this GT vs SRH game.

2. Shubman Gill’s maiden IPL century

The prodigy Shubman Gill smashed his maiden IPL century as he continued his red-hot form in the ongoing IPL. Shubman Gill has been brimming with consistency and has led the batting department of Gujarat beautifully in IPL 2023.

Gill scored 101 runs in only 58 deliveries and his knock was packed with 13 fours and 1 six. It was an innings of the highest order.

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 5-fer in IPL goes in vain

One of the most consistent performers for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the history of IPL, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was prolific with the ball today. He bagged 5 wickets and restricted Gujarat from getting a huge total.

His scalps included Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Shami. Bhuvneshwar had a fantastic economy of 7.50 in this GT vs SRH game.

Also read: Top 5 Reasons Behind Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Unexpected Downfall