Ahmedabad: After defeating Mumbai Indians by 62 runs, Gujarat will face Chennai Super Kings in the final.
Chasing a target of 234 runs, Ishan Kishan did not play due to injury for the Mumbai team. This was a big setback for the team. In Ishan’s absence, Nehal Vadera has stepped in to open with Rohit Sharma as an impact player. But, he could not make any big impact. In his first over, Shami was caught and walked for 4 runs.
Rohit Sharma, as usual, was dismissed recklessly, not settling for meager runs (8 runs). After this, Tilak Verma was actively scoring runs. Green formed an alliance with Suryakumar Yadav before Rashid Khan hit him with his magic spin, scoring 43 off 14 balls. Both danced calmly.
Joshua Little split the alliance. He bowled Green, who had scored 30 runs. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav was playing well with his half-century. Mohit Sharma bowled the 15th over and dismissed Surya for his first wicket. Suryakumar tried to play differently and was bowled for 61 runs.
If Suryakumar was in the field, it would have been a win, but Mohit, who defeated him, took Vishnu Vinod in the last ball of the same over, Jordan and Piyush Chawla in his next over, and Karthikeya in the third over took 5 wickets. Due to his excellent bowling, the Mumbai team was unable to reach the target.
They were bowled out for 171 runs in 18.2 overs. Gujarat Titans advanced to the IPL final for the second time by defeating Mumbai by 62 runs. They will face Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday.
Gujarat Innings: Mumbai won the toss and elected to bowl in this match at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Accordingly, Gujarat opener Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed for 18 runs in the 6th over.
After this, Subman Gill was standing alone and blowing Mumbai’s balls into fluff. Later he must have realized how big of a crime Tim David missed Gill’s catch in the sixth over. The reason was that Subman Gill, who smashed 100 runs off 49 balls, made that run possible only with 10 sixes. When Rohit Sharma asked Akash Madhwal to ‘somebody control’ the uncontrollable Gill, he took a catch in the 17th over and took a wicket to put an end to his Rudratandavam. 129 off 60 balls is definitely not good news for Mumbai.
Sai Sudarshan played his part on the side and Hardik Pandya, who formed a partnership with him, played with the responsibility of the captaincy. Chaisudharsan retired for 43 runs. At the end of the allotted 20 overs, they scored 233 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Notably, this is the highest score in the history of IPL play offs.
Akash Madwal and Piyush Chawla took 1 wicket each for Mumbai team.