Mumbai Indians 112/3 in 10.1 Overs

22:04 (EST), May 26

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Shubman Gill’s sensational 129 off 60 balls, his third hundred-plus strike of the season, propelled the Gujarat Titans to a crushing 233/3 against the Mumbai Indians here in Qualifier 2. Gill started strong and turned brutal in the second half of the innings to crush a total of seven fours and 10 sixes in his impressive hitting. In the process, Gill added 138 runs for the second wicket with B Sai Sudharsan, who happily played second fiddle with a 31-ball 43 before retiring. Gill’s whirlwind strike made him only the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli (2016) and fourth overall in history, after Jos Buttler (2022) and David Warner (2016), to score more than 800 runs in one ipl season. Gill hit three sixes against the hero of the last MI game, Akash Madhwal (1/53), in the 12th to cross the 800-run mark, continuing his form to single-handedly lead the Gujarat Titans. He hit his 32-ball fifties with two sixes and three fours and unleashed a flurry of sixes against closers and spinners alike here at the nearly-sealed Narendra Modi Stadium here. Gill also surpassed Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 124 off 62 balls to record the highest individual score this season, with the Mumbai Indians on the receiving end on both occasions. In the process, the 23-year-old also surpassed RCB’s Faf du Plessis (730 runs) to claim the Orange Cap. Furthermore, Gill’s 129 surpassed Virender Sehwag’s 122 against Chennai Super Kings in the 2014 season as the highest score for a batsman in the IPL playoffs. After a 30-minute delay to the start due to rain, GT had gotten off to a smooth start. A vital moment had come late in the sixth when Tim David mid-race dropped a catch to provide Gill with a life saver, with GT ending the power play at 50/0. IM’s first breakthrough came in the seventh when Piyush Chawla stunned Wriddhiman Saha (18) on a drive up the leg. Gill was certainly lucky on his side as twice in as many balls he managed to survive, against Kumar Kartikeya. After Ishan Kishan failed to get the batsman out who had gone down the lane and had an inside edge deflecting the ball into his pads, Gill hit the next pitch into the air only to find the ball landing very close to the fielder in the middle. from the deep wicket. . [ At the halfway mark, GT reached 91 for one with Gill bringing up his fifth half-century. But courtesy Gill’s onslaught, the defending champions managed 142 runs in the second half.