Gujarat XI vs Mumbai XI Qualifier 2 at Ahmedabad, 26 May, 2023

Toss: Mumbai Indians, who chose to bowl
Gujarat XI 233/2 (20)
Mumbai XI 171/10 (18.2)
Gujarat Titans won by 62 runs
Man of the Match: Shubman Gill
  • Jason Behrendorff 3 * (5)

Over 16.2 Mohit Sharma bowls a good length delivery to Kumar Kartikeya,1 leg bye, gets forward and  deflects towards square leg. A half appeal from GT but sliding down for sure

Over 16.5 Mohit Sharma bowls it short of length to Kumar Kartikeya, no run, goes on to the back foot and went for a pull but misses

Over 16.6 Mohit Sharma bowls a good length delivery to Kumar Kartikeya,1 run, gets forward and defends it to cover and picks up a quick single.

Over 17.1 Josh Little bowls a good length delivery to Kumar Kartikeya,1 run, shuffles away to slice it towards the sweeper cover

Over 17.5 Josh Little bowls a pitched up delivery to Kumar Kartikeya, Boundary! Moves on the off-side and went for a big swipe leg side but gets an inside edge that runs away towards the fine leg boundary

Over 17.6 Josh Little bowls a good length delivery to Kumar Kartikeya, no run, gets forward and tries to swing through the line but misses.

Over 18.2 Mohit Sharma bowls a good length delivery to Kumar Kartikeya, out Caught by Miller!! artikeya tries to slam it down the ground but holes out to long-on. David Miller takes a regulation catch there. 

Gujarat Titans win the second qualifier by 62 runs and goes through to the final.

Rohit Sharma | MI captain: It was a great total, Shubman batted really well. The wicket was really good. They got 25 extra, with the batting we had we were quite positive when we went in. Couldn't stitch enough partnerships. Green and Surya batted well but we lost our way. We spoke about giving it a good crack, we lost a couple of wickets in the powerplay and did not get the momentum when chasing a target like that. We wanted one batter just like how Shubman batted till the end, and you never know - one side is shorter and the wicket was good, anything can happen, credit where it is due, Gujarat played well. We did not expect that, he had a bit of a concussion, I don't know how it happened [on Ishan]. We have been talking about adapting to different conditions and different situations. I won't look into that, we did not play well to win the game. Playing this game and qualifying as 3rd gives us a lot of confidence, our batting has been the biggest positive, some of the younger players especially and take it to next season and see what you can do. All the bowling teams have been challenged this season, looking at what happened in the previous game, we had a great performance. Got to give credit to Shubman, he is in great form and I hope he continues that [smiles]. Tim through the season we have given him a role - certain situations where he is going to bat. Vishnu is a good player and I have seen that personally and I'm not going to look at anything in judgement today, Gujarat played well.

Hardik Pandya | GT captain: I think a lot of hard work goes behind the guys doing well. They keep practising, that reflects. I think the clarity and confidence he is carrying is amazing. (On Shubman) Today's innings was one of the finest, he never looked rushed. It felt like someone was throwing balls and he was hitting. He will be a superstar in international and franchise cricket. I do have conversations with him, I try that people feed off my energy. Everyone takes responsibility for themselves. (On Rashid) I think we've spoken enough about him. He's been the man I can rely on when the team is in a tough situation. We have to play good cricket, put in our 100%. Knockouts could go either way, but very excited for the final.

Shubman Gill | Player of the Match: For me, it is playing ball to ball, over to over. The over where I hit three sixes gave me the momentum to go big. That's when I realised it could be my day. It was a good wicket to bat on as well. Not a conscious decision, you keep inventing as a batter but for me the belief is more important. I am coming off a good international season as well. Had a good season last time as well. When I start well, I feel confident I can score well. From the last WI tour, I think I have shifted a gear, I got injured before the last IPL but I have been working on my game. I have worked on a few areas and made technical changes ahead of the NZ series after the T20I World Cup. Expectations are something that follow you outside the ropes, but once you step on the field it is all about trying how to contribute for the team. I think this was probably my best innings so far in the IPL..