IPL 2023: Gujarat Titans Overpowered Mumbai Indians By 55 Runs In A High-scoring Encounter

GT vs MI Match Report

In a thrilling encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Gujarat Titans beat the Mumbai Indians by 55 runs in Match 35 of the TATA IPL 2023 tournament. 

After losing the toss and batting first, the Gujarat Titans amassed an impressive total of 207/6 thanks to a fine half-century from Shubman Gill (56 off 34) and scorching innings from Abhinav Manohar (42 off 21) and David Miller (46 off 22). 

Rashid Khan (2/27) and Noor Ahmad (3/37), two of the Titans’ star spinners, then shined with the ball to bundle out the Mumbai Indians for 152/9 in their pursuit of 208.

The toss was won by Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI, who elected to bowl first. MI got off to a brilliant start as Arjun Tendulkar, the young pacer, had Wriddhiman Saha caught behind in the third over. The MI pacers kept things tight to give away just three fours in the first five overs.

In the final over of the Powerplay, Shubman Gill gave the team the much-needed boost by hitting two fours and a six off Cameron Green, bringing GT to 50/1 at the end of the Powerplay. 

In the seventh over, Rohit Sharma brought in the effective Piyush Chawla, and he struck right away, getting Hardik Pandya caught at long off. After three economical overs from MI, Gill, and Vijay Shankar increased the pressure by hitting two fours and a six off Kartikeya in the tenth over.

As GT took 16 off the over and reached 84/2 at the halfway point, Gill reached his fifty off 30 balls. When Gill mistimed his loft and it fell directly into the grab of Suryakumar Yadav at long-on, Kartikeya recovered in his subsequent over. Chawla caught Vijay Shankar at long-on when he, too, mistimed his loft, giving MI two wickets in two overs.

Miller and Manohar then brought up their 30-ball, 50-run standoff. Miller completed the over with another maximum to bring the over’s total up to 22. In the following over, Manohar attacked Green and smashed a couple of hard sixes. As Manohar was caught at long off on a full toss, Meredith ultimately ended the partnership.

The momentum was however maintained by Tewatia and Miller, who smashed three sixes in the over, including the missed catch of Miller by Behrendorff. Tewatia struck two more sixes in Meredith’s final over, but Miller left the pitch for 46(22) while attempting to hit one himself as GT scored 206/7.

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Chasing a daunting target of 208, Mumbai Indians got off to a poor start as they lost their captain Rohit Sharma in just the second over. Hardik Pandya provided the breakthrough as he took a tricky catch to dismiss Rohit, who got a top edge while trying to pull one to the leg side.

Mohammed Shami bowled a brilliant third over as he beat Ishan Kishan’s outside edge multiple times, conceding just two runs. Mumbai Indians were under pressure, and it paid off when Rashid Khan dismissed Kishan (13 off 21) in the eighth over and successfully reviewed the decision to dismiss Impact Player Tilak Varma three balls later. The Mumbai Indians were in trouble at 58/3.

Mumbai Indians saw even more suffering as a result of Noor Ahmad’s removal of Chris Green (33 off 26) and Tim David, who together brought MI to 59/5. After being thrown out LBW while attempting to reverse sweep one, Rashid then bowled an exciting over in a thrilling match against Rashid Khan. He smacked a few fours and a six in between successfully reviewing his dismissal.

Nehal Wadhera and Piyush Chawla joined forces as the needed run rate began to exceed 18 and attempted to mount a defence with a 45-run stand in just 24 balls. Chawla departed, run out, trying to run through for a bye when 73 was needed off of 18. 

Wadhera (40 off 21) also knocked put in the same over after scooping Mohit Sharma’s delivery to a short fine leg position. Gujarat Titans defeated Mumbai Indians by 55 runs as they continued to lose wickets on a consistent basis and fell far short of the mark.

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