Shubman Gill completed his hundred off 49 balls and dominated a second-wicket stand of 138 runs with Sai Sudharsan (43). Gill took his run tally to an IPL-leading 851 runs before he holed out at deep midwicket to David in the 17th over. He hit 10 sixes and 7 fours in his knock at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
GT captain Hardik Pandya complemented him for winning the game.
“He is going to be the biggest superstar in world cricket,” he said.
Mumbai’s chase was hindered quickly when Mohammed Shami (2-41) dimissed impact player Nehal Wadhera and captain Rohit Sharma in his first two overs.
Cameroon Green smacked three sixes and five boundaries in 43 and kept Mumbai ahead on run rate by the halfway stage. But after Suryakumar Yadav was bowled by Mohit Sharma for 61 off 38, Mumbai’s collapse was swift. They last seven wickets went for 47 runs.
“We lost our way,” Rohit Sharma said. “We have to credit Shubman (and) I hope he continues that form.”