|Indian Premier League, Qualifier 2, Ahmedabad:|
|Gujarat Titans 233-3 (20 overs): Gill 129 (60), Sudharsan 43 (31), Pandya 28* (13)|
|Mumbai Indians 171 (18.2 overs): Yadav 61 (38), Varma 43 (14); Mohit 5-10, Rashid 2-33|
|Gujarat Titans received by 62 runs|
Shubman Gill scored a shocking 129 from 60 balls as holders Gujarat Titans beat Mumbai Indians to succeed in the Indian Premier League ultimate.
After being dropped on 30, the Gujarat opener took the Mumbai assault aside with seven fours and 10 sixes.
The century was his third in 4 innings because the Titans posted 233-3, earlier than Mumbai tumbled to 171, with Mohit Sharma taking 5-10.
Gujarat will now play Chennai Super Kings in Sunday’s ultimate in Ahmedabad.
Gill masterclass makes Mumbai pay
After rain delayed the beginning of Qualifier 2 by half an hour, Gujarat had been requested to bat first.
While there have been indicators of the supreme timing that was to observe, Gill ought to have gone within the final over of the powerplay.
England seamer Chris Jordan compelled a miscue however Tim David couldn’t cling on, regardless of getting each palms to the ball after diving ahead from mid-on.
David did ultimately take the catch to dismiss Gill – some 99 runs later.
The 23-year-old was imperious and reached 50 from 32 balls, however that was simply the beginning.
Gill wanted simply 17 balls to go from 50 to 100 with a staggering show of hitting that was as elegant because it was explosive.
Akash Madhwal was dispatched for 3 sixes in an over and Piyush Chawla swatted over the ropes twice extra within the subsequent. Having reached three figures, Gill took down Cameron Green as nicely.
The India batter is simply the third participant to attain three or extra a whole bunch in an IPL season after Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler, who made 4 in 2016 and 2022 respectively.
Even when Gill holed out within the seventeenth over, there was no respite for Mumbai as Titans skipper Hardik Pandya got here in and continued the onslaught.
Mumbai chase runs out of steam
Mumbai misplaced openers Rohit Sharma and Nehal Wadhera inside three overs of the reply, whereas Green needed to retire damage in between these two dismissals after being hit on the elbow by a Pandya bumper.
The five-time winners had already needed to sub Ishan Kishan because of concussion, following an unintentional collision with team-mate Jordan, however managed to remain in rivalry due to the spectacular hitting of Tilak Varma.
The left-hander thumped 5 fours and three sixes earlier than he was castled by Rashid Khan to finish his 14-ball knock for 43.
Green was in a position to return and placed on 52 with Suryakumar Yadav, whose presence alone meant Gujarat’s win was removed from assured.
But Ireland left-armer Josh Little bowled Green and Yadav was bowled by Mohit quickly after mentioning a 33-ball half-century to finish the Mumbai cost.
Mohit ran via the decrease order to say career-best T20 figures and ship Gujarat, in simply their second IPL marketing campaign, again to the ultimate.
You can hearken to full ball-by-ball commentary of the IPL ultimate between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans on Sunday, 28 May on the BBC Sport web site & app from 14:55 BST (UK customers solely).