Put in to bat, the Titans put up a mammoth total of 233 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Shubman Gill showcased his brilliance with an exceptional knock of 129 runs off just 60 deliveries, including 7 fours and a staggering 10 sixes. Gill received support from Sai Sudharsan, who contributed a valuable 43 runs off 31 balls. Captain Hardik Pandya‘s quickfire 28 off 13 deliveries further propelled the Titans to their imposing total.
In pursuit of the target, Mumbai struggled to gain momentum as their batting lineup faltered, and were eventually bowled out for 171 runs in 18.2 overs, falling short by 62 runs. Suryakumar Yadav fought valiantly, scoring a well-crafted 61 runs off 38 balls, while Cameron Green and Tilak Varma made useful contributions of 30 and 43 runs respectively.
The Titans’ bowlers put up an impressive display, led by Mohit Sharma, who claimed an incredible five-wicket haul for just 10 runs in 2.2 overs. Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami also made crucial breakthroughs, taking 2 wickets each, while Josh Little chipped in with a wicket.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Shubman Gill the SUPER STAR .. @ShubmanGill outstanding batting Champion. So proud of you @IPL
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 26, 2023
4 bowlers of GT have taken 93 wickets no other team’s top 4 bowlers have taken as many wickets. Such a privilage to have such quality bowlers in your team it Makes the job of captain so much easier. Back to back finals for GT
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 26, 2023
Another example of Never Give Up- Mohit Sharma. Was not in the fray last few seasons and a net bowler for GT last season. But in just 13 matches, 24 wickets this season is a champion performance. Top 3 wicket takers all from Gujarat and they so deserve to make it to the finals.… pic.twitter.com/cJ6VxMMSZu
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 26, 2023
Mohit Sharma!!! Turned the game around for @gujarat_titans and how!! Second consecutive @IPL final for @gujarat_titans Brilliantly led by @hardikpandya7, backed by some amazing team performances Hats off to @ShubmanGill It's gonna be an exciting final!! Can't wait!!
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 26, 2023
Class @ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/ERvzCVTFHH
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 26, 2023
SHUBMAN GILL! Wow. I don’t really have words.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) May 26, 2023
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) May 26, 2023
5 wickets in 14 balls including the game changing wicket of SKY! Well bowled Mohit Sharma, this has been a season of redemption for him #GTvMI #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/xnrcJGe69H
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 26, 2023
Another brilliant century by the young maestro @ShubmanGill ! The future of Indian cricket shining bright. Keep rocking, champ! #MIvGT #IPL2023
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) May 26, 2023
To get Surya, and then four more, Mohit Sharma used his craft to the full. Mind you Mohit now has 24 wickets already #IPL2023 #GTvsMI
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) May 26, 2023
This is a 𝐌𝐨𝐡𝐢𝐭 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚 APPRECIATION post!
What a story! Nothing less than a folktale… Well done! #MIvGT #MIvsGT #MohitSharma #TataIPL #TataIPL2023 pic.twitter.com/IBW8wWntHb
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) May 26, 2023
Absolutely incredible. @ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/OPlilvDQpJ
— Mohammad Nabi (@MohammadNabi007) May 26, 2023
Another great innings by the new prince of Indian cricket !! @ShubmanGill GTvsmi #IPL2O23
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 26, 2023
– Won the Eliminator by 81 runs
– Lost the Qualifier 2 by 62 runs #MIvGT
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 26, 2023
Gujarat Titans qualifying for the IPL final with 2 Afghans and one Irish player in their XI shows the best of the IPL, and franchise cricket: how it has democratised the game and provided opportunities that the international game rarely has
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) May 26, 2023
Back to where the #SummerOf23 began! Bring it on, Titans! #IPL2023 #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/l2MQd6kcfZ
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 26, 2023
First match – CSK vs GT
First playoff match – CSK vs GT
Final – CSK vs GT
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) May 26, 2023
Namo Namo to Mohit Sharma who comes late and scalps 5 wickets in just 3 three overs. Too many match winners in one camp. GT is undoubtedly the most balanced side in IPL this season and they have shown it why. #MIvsGT #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/ltQfOHUc91
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) May 26, 2023
Won as a player in IPL 2015.
Won as a player in IPL 2017.
Won as a player in IPL 2019.
Won as a player in IPL 2020.
Won as a captain in IPL 2022.
Going to play in the final in IPL 2023.
Hardik Pandya, What a winner. pic.twitter.com/UHWmdTehBi
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 26, 2023
Mohit Sharma finishes the game with 5-10 and Gujarat Titans are through to the final!!!
CSK vs. GT – Sunday!#IPL2023
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) May 26, 2023
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