Gujarat Titans (GT) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) by 62 runs in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, May 26. Batting first after losing the toss, GT posted a massive 233/3 on the board and then held MI to 171. Here are the player ratings for GT vs MI IPL 2023 Qualifier 2.
Wriddhiman Saha 3(/10): Got another start, but could not carry on. Was out for 18 off 16, stumped down leg off Piyush Chawla’s bowling.
Shubman Gill (10/10): Continued his extraordinary run with the willow. Was dropped on 30 and made MI pay, smacking 129 off only 60 balls, hitting seven fours and 10 sixes. Struck the ball with great timing, one of the standout features of his knock. Was chiefly responsible for GT crossing 230.
Sai Sudharsan (8/10): Played a good support hand, scoring 43 off 31 balls with the aid of five fours and a six. Added 138 for the second wicket with Shubman Gill. Was retired out with one over to go.
Hardik Pandya (7/10): Chipped in with a timely cameo of 28 not out in 13 balls. Struck two fours and two sixes. Bowled two overs for 24.
Rashid Khan (9/10): Got the big scalp of Tilak Varma after the MI batter went berserk. Cleaned him up for 43 and also trapped Tim David lbw. Ended with figures of 2/33.
Mohit Sharma (9.5/10): Was exceptional with the ball. Cleaned up Suryakumar Yadav for 61 and ran through the lower order. Finished with wonderful figures of 5/10 from 2.2 overs.
Noor Ahmad (6/10): Did not claim a wicket. Bowled four overs for 35 runs.
Mohammed Shami (8/10): Got the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Nehal Wadhera, but was taken apart by Tilak Varma in his third over. Ended with 2/41.
Joshua Little (7/10): Took a well-judged skier to dismiss Rohit Sharma. Knocked over Cameron Green for 30.
Nehal Wadhera (1/10): Opened the batting as Impact Player in place of an injured Ishan Kishan. Was out for 4, caught behind while attempting a pull off Mohammed Shami.
Rohit Sharma (3/10): The MI skipper’s poor run with the bat continued. Was out for 8 off 7, top-edging a flick off Mohammed Shami.
Cameron Green (6/10): Was expensive with the ball. Went wicketless and gave away 35 runs in his three overs. Retired hurt for 4, but returned later. Scored 30 off 20; was cleaned up by Josh Little, attempting a slog.
Suryakumar Yadav (8.5/10): Gave Mumbai hopes with an excellent 61 off 38 balls. Struck seven fours and two sixes. Was bowled as he missed his scoop and could not believe it, taking a long time to walk back.
Tilak Varma (8/10): Lifted Mumbai with a dazzling knock. Went after Mohammed Shami in the fifth over and slapped him for four fours and a six. Couldn’t convert his start into a big inning though. Was cleaned up for 43 off 14 by Rashid Khan as he missed his slog.
Vishnu Vinod (2/10): Chipped a simple catch off Mohit Sharma to cover for 5 as the ball stuck in the pitch.
Tim David (1/10): Dropped Shubman Gill when he was on 30. MI had to pay a heavy price for it. Took the catch to dismiss him for 129. Was out for 2 off Rashid Khan, trying to hack one across the line.
Chris Jordan (2/10): Yet again failed to do the job with the ball. Was hit for 56 runs in his four overs. Failed to claim a wicket.
Piyush Chawla (4/10): Got the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha, but was taken to the cleaners by Shubman Gill. Ended with a highly expensive 1/45 from three overs.
Jason Behrendorff (8.5/10): Was the most economical bowler on show for MI. Even as all the others were clobbered, he ended with figures of 0/28 from four overs.
Kumar Kartikeya (5.5/10): Bowled two overs for 15. Did not claim a wicket.
Akash Madhwal (2/10): Experienced completely contrasting fortunes to one in the Eliminator. Got his line and length completely wrong and was clobbered for 52 runs in his four overs. Got the wicket of Shubman Gill, but it was more of a consolation.