New Delhi. Hardik Pandya has made it to the finals of the second consecutive IPL season as captain. Talking about Qualifier-2 of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans defeated Mumbai Indians by a huge margin of 62 runs. The Gujarat team is entering the T20 league since IPL 2022 and has also won the title of the first season. In the match, Gujarat scored 233 runs while playing first. In response, the Mumbai team could only score 171 runs. Shubman Gill and Mohit Sharma contributed significantly to Gujarat’s victory. While Gill scored a century, Mohit took 5 wickets. Earlier, in the Eliminator match, Mumbai defeated Lucknow Super Giants and made a place in Qualifier-2.
The command of Lucknow Super Giants was with Krunal Pandya, elder brother of Hardik Pandya. In this way, Hardik has avenged his elder brother’s defeat by defeating Mumbai Indians. In the Eliminator match played on May 24, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Akash Madhwal took 5 wickets for 5 runs in 3.3 overs. This is the best performance by a bowler in the IPL playoffs, but Madhwal failed against Titans on 26 May. The batsmen of Hardik Pandya’s team thrashed him fiercely.
Gave runs with an economy of 13
29-year-old Akash Madhwal gave 52 runs in 4 overs and got only one wicket. That is, he looted runs with an economy of 13. He took the wicket of Gill. Gujarat Titans batsmen hit 4 sixes on Madhwal. Talking about Mumbai Indians, fast bowler Chris Jordan proved to be the most expensive. He has given 56 runs in 4 overs with an economy of 14 and he did not even get a wicket.
Talking about Mumbai Indians, only 3 batsmen from his side could touch double figures. Suryakumar Yadav scored maximum 61, Tilak Verma scored 43 and Cameron Green scored 30 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma once again flopped. He scored 8 runs in 7 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 27, 2023, 07:44 IST