In Match GT vs Mi, Gujarat Titans Defeat Mumbai Indians ranked second place on the points desk points in Match 35 of TATA IPL 2023.

All-round Gujrat Titans Crush Mumbai Indians by 55 runs

Match Summary

An amazing half-century of Shubman Gill (56 off 34) after which Abhinav Manohar (42 off 21) and David Miller (46 off 22) supplied the finishing touches to the Score of GT to a frightening total of 207/6. The Afghanistan spin duo of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad played a major role in their team’s victory over Mumbai Indians, resulting in a 55-run margin.

Shami bowled an excellent 0.33 over and beat Ishan Kishan’s outside aspect a couple of times, conceding simply two runs. There become handiest simply with one more four hit thereafter in the Powerplay as MI reached 29/1 at the cease of the first six overs.

The strain became building and it delivered rewards as Rashid Khan despatched lower back Kishan (13 off 21) in the eighth over and 3 balls later, he trapped Impact Player Tilak Varma LBW through a successful evaluation. MI has been driven on the lower back foot as they reached 58/3 on the midway mark.

Noor Ahmad introduced further distress for MI

In Match GT vs MI, Noor Ahmad introduced further distress for MI as cleaned up Green (33 off 26) within the subsequent over and had Tim David reduce MI to 59/5. Rashid then bowled an eventful over in a riveting warfare in opposition to Rashid Khan as he cracked multiple fours and a six and in among, reviewed effectively after being given out LBW seeking to opposite sweep one.

Nehal Wadhera’s aggressive batting against Afghanistan spinner Noor Ahmad was a sight to behold. Wadhera smashed a boundary and a six, while Suryakumar added to the scoreboard with a four of his own. However, Noor Ahmad did not give up easily and came back strongly, dismissing the dangerous-looking Suryakumar (23 off 12) with a stunning catch and bowl.

As the required run rate climbed over 18, Nehal Wadhera and Piyush Chawla joined forces and attempted to stage a comeback with a 45-run partnership off 24 balls. However, their efforts were in vain as they required an improbable 73 runs off the last 18 balls. Chawla’s dismissal, run-out while attempting a bye, ended their stand. Wadhera was also out in the same over On 40 off 21.

Mumbai Indians struggle

In GT vs MI, The Mumbai Indians struggled to maintain their momentum and kept losing wickets at regular intervals, making it an uphill battle for them. As a result, they fell well short of their target, and the Gujarat Titans emerged victorious by a margin of 55 runs.

Despite the loss, the Mumbai Indians put up a valiant effort, and Wadhera and Chawla’s partnership gave their team a glimmer of hope. However, they were unable to maintain their momentum and eventually fell to defeat.

MI Win Toss and Elected To Bowl

Earlier, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma received the toss and elected to bowl. Mumbai Indians struck early as Arjun Tendulkar had Wriddhiman Saha caught in the back within the third over.

It was quick of an excellent length delivery down the leg facet which Saha regarded to pull but ended up gloving it to the keeper. He opted for an evaluation however the replays confirmed a spike because it brushed his gloves.

Mumbai Indians’ bowlers had a decent start as they bowled three frugal overs, but their opponents, comprising of Gill and Vijay Shankar, began to accelerate the scoring rate. They started to hit boundaries and sixes, particularly off Kartikeya’s bowling in the tenth over, adding some much-needed momentum to their innings. Gill, in particular, was in fine form as he reached his fifty off just 30 balls.

The 16 runs that came off Kartikeya’s over took their team’s score to 84/2 at the halfway mark, giving them a solid platform to build on for the rest of their innings.

Kartikeya bounced again and got the wicket of Gill (56 off 34). MI had wickets in overs as Chawla had Vijay Shankar (19 off 16) stuck at long-on as he too failed to time his loft well.

Abhinav Manohar Gives the Boost to Begin the Innings

Abhinav Manohar provided a much-needed boost to the begin-stop innings as he launched a fiery assault on Chawla. He effortlessly cracked more than one fours via extra cowl and then hammered a massive six that traveled 97 meters, contributing to a total of 17 runs in the 15th over. Behrendorff bowled an excellent 16th over, giving away only seven runs. However, Miller was not to be outdone as he took on Meredith in the seventeenth over, hitting a couple of fours and taking 13 runs off the over.

Manohar and Miller then combined to form a formidable partnership, bringing up their 50-run stand in just 30 balls. Manohar continued his relentless attack on the opposition, targeting Green in the following over and hitting multiple towering sixes. Miller finished the over with another boundary, resulting in a total of 22 runs off the over.

Meredith in the end broke the partnership

Meredith in the end broke the partnership as he had Manohar (42 off 21) stuck at lengthy off, off a full toss. Tewatia and Miller even though persevered the momentum, hitting 3 sixes inside the over which blanketed the dropped capture of Miller by Behrendorff. Tewatia smacked more sixes inside the closing over by means of Meredith but Miller departed for 46(22), trying to hit one himself as GT posted 206/7.