As Gujarat Titans upset SunRisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in Ahmedabad to secure their place in the playoffs, Shubman Gill, Mohammed Shami, and Mohit Sharma shone. With the victory, GT qualified for the IPL 2023 Qualifier 1. The team captained by Hardik Pandya was given the opportunity to bat first in the match. Gill led the team to a total of 188 for 9 in 20 overs while scoring his first IPL century (101 off 58). Bhuvneshwar Kumar contributed significantly to keeping GT below 200 with his 5-for-30 performance. In response, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma each claimed four wickets as SRH were bowled out for 154.
Shubman Gill First Century in IPL came in a winning cause
The nicest part about watching GT’s opening is how effortless and uncomplicated he makes batting seem. In this IPL season, Shubman Gill has already scored more than 500 runs. He appears extremely industrious and is capable of scoring runs with classic hitting because of his cool, collected demeanor when playing. Gill scored his first IPL Hundred last night against SRH, and that too in a successful cause. He reached 101 in 58 balls with 13 fours and 1 six before being caught by Abdul Samad.
Shubman Gill love affair with Narendra Modi Stadium
In his short career, Gill has already scored a ton of runs. He is capable of scoring on any pitch in the globe, but Narendra Modi Stadium is particularly special and intimate. Gill has hit a Double Hundred in an ODI on this particular pitch, followed by a T20 International Hundred, which makes the stadium unique. He scored his IPL Century in this stadium last night as well, making it extra-special for him.
GT qualifies for the playoffs
Gujarat Titans defeated SRH by a score of 34 runs, securing a playoff spot as well as a spot in the first round of the IPL 2023 qualifying round. In the current rankings, only Mumbai Indians could match GT’s total of 18 points.
With 18 points following a dominating victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad, who were the second team eliminated after Delhi Capitals, Gujarat Titans were the first team to formally qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2023.