Shubman Gill’s maiden IPL century and impressive performances by Mohammad Shami and Mohit Sharma helped the Gujarat Titans qualify for the Play-offs with a convincing win over the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Gujarat Titans put up a competitive score of 188/9 after a brilliant performance by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took five wickets for just 31 runs. Shami then ripped through the Sunrisers’ top order, taking four wickets for 21 runs, while Mohit took four for 24 to restrict them to 154/9.
The Sunrisers got off to a poor start as they lost three wickets inside the Powerplay. Anmolpreet Singh was dropped early, but he was caught off Shami’s bowling three balls later. Yash Dayal then took his first wicket of the season, having Abhishek Sharma caught behind, and Shami dismissed Rahul Tripathi, who was caught at slip by Rahul Tewatia.
Shami continued his excellent form, taking three wickets in the Powerplay, as Markram was caught at point off a leading edge. Klaasen kept fighting, but the Titans’ bowlers were too good for the Sunrisers as they lost wickets in quick succession. Klaasen was finally dismissed by Shami, who finished with four wickets for 21 runs.
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Earlier, the Sunrisers won the toss and elected to bowl. They made two changes to their starting XI, bringing in Sanvir Singh and Marco Jansen. The Titans made three changes to their starting eleven, with Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, and Dasun Shanaka making it to the team.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar got off to a great start, taking a wicket in the first over, but Sudharsan and Gill then took control of the innings. They hit some excellent shots to take the Titans to 65/1 at the end of the Powerplay. Gill continued to bat brilliantly, scoring his maiden IPL century off just 58 balls. Sudharsan also played a great supporting role, scoring 47 off 36 balls.
Overall, the Titans dominated the Sunrisers from start to finish, with their batsmen and bowlers both performing exceptionally well. With this win, the Titans became the first team to qualify for the Play-offs, and they will look to continue their good form in the remaining games of the season.
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