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IPL 2023 Semifinal Clash: GT vs MI – A Battle of Titans

GT secured it's spot in the IPL 2023 finals which will take place on May 28th, 2023. Shubman Gill rocked once again by playing the stunning inning of 129 runs off 60 balls including seven boundaries and ten fiery sixes. Mohit Sharma took 5 wickets of MI.

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Shubman Gill GT vs MI

2nd Quarter Final of IPL 2023 between GT vs MI

Highlights from the second Quarter Final between Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians

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  GT      233/3 (20) (won by 62 runs)
  MI       171/10 (18.2)   

  GT advanced to IPL 2023 Finals against CSK
  Player of the match   Shubman Gill

 

CSK has successfully secured their spot in the IPL 2023 finals after defeating GT in the first quarter final match. On 26th May 2023, in the highly anticipated match played between Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. GT took over the MI with a huge difference of 62 runs and advanced to the IPL 2023 Finals.

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In today's 2nd Quarter Final match, MI won the toss and chose to bowl first. GT batted exceptionally well and scored 233 runs in 20 overs with only 3 wickets lost. However, when it was MI's turn to bat, they struggled to keep up and were bowled out in just 18.2 overs with a score of only 171 runs, resulting in a loss to GT.

In the powerplay GT Star performer Shubman Gill and Saha added 54 runs for 38 balls without any wicket loss. Saha scored 18 runs for 16 balls before heading back to the pavilion. Shubman Gill then teamed up with Sai Sudharsan and together they played exceptionally well, adding a whopping 138 runs to the team's score in just 64 balls. Shubman Gill's explosive innings was one for the books as he scored an impressive 129 runs off just 60 balls at a phenomenal strike rate of 215.00. This included seven boundaries and ten fiery sixes, and marked Shubman's third century of the season. It's worth noting that Shubman became the youngest player ever to score a century in the playoffs.

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Shubman Gill Season's 3rd Century in IPL 2023 2nd Quarter Final against MI
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During the match, Sudharsan had to retire hurt at a score of 43 runs. However, Hardik Pandya stepped up with an impressive unbeaten inning, scoring 28 runs off just 13 balls. His performance included two boundaries and two sixers.

MI's Piyush Chawla and Akash Madhwal each claimed a single wicket.

MI had a rough start to their inning while chasing 234 runs. Two wickets were lost and Green had to retire hurt during the powerplay. However, they managed to score an impressive 72 runs. Suryakumar and Tilak Varma played well in a partnership, adding 51 runs in just 22 balls. Tilak scored 43 runs off just 14 balls, including five boundaries and three sixes before returning to the pavilion. Green returned later and scored an additional 30 runs off of 20 balls. Suryakumar played an outstanding inning, scoring 61 runs in just 38 balls, with seven boundaries and two sixes for MI.

GT's Mohit Sharma displayed his bowling expertise by taking five wickets. Additionally, Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan both contributed to the team's success by taking two wickets each.

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Short account of the history of the GT and MI Teams
GT is owned by CVC Capital Partners and was founded in 2021, made an impressive start to their IPL journey by clinching the title in their debut season of 2022. MI, on the other hand, has been a dominant force in the IPL and has won five titles so far, making them the undisputed champions of the league.

The present status of teams and a detailed analysis of players
In the 2023 IPL season, Gujarat Titans (GT) has emerged as one of the top teams, having won ten out of the fourteen matches played. With a maximum of 16 points, GT is currently at the first spot on the points table. Although they suffered a loss to CSK in the first quarter final of this season, GT is all set to play against MI in the semifinal match. Led by Hardik Pandya, GT boasts of a strong batting and bowling line-up with an impressive top order. Shubman Gill has been particularly outstanding in this season, winning hearts with his remarkable performance. Other notable contributors to team score includes Saha, Vijay Shankar, Sudharsan and Miller. Rashid, being a fantastic bowler with exceptional bowling skills, has the ability to contribute to the team score as and when required. When it comes to discussing the GT team's bowlers, it's worth noting that Shami and Mohit Sharma are standout fast bowlers who can take wickets at an impressive pace. Additionally, Rashid Khan's leg-spinning techniques have proven to be incredibly effective against opposing batters. Overall, the GT team boasts a strong lineup of talented bowlers.

MI led by Rohit Sharma, has shown impressive performance this season with eight wins out of the fourteen matches played. After GT triumphed over RCB in the 70th match, MI secured the fourth spot on the points table with a total of fourteen points. This advanced them to the Eliminator match against LSG which they won comfortably, securing their spot in the second quarter-final against GT. MI's batsmen Suryakumar Yadav and Cameron Green are known for their quick scoring abilities and have been instrumental in boosting the team's score. MI's team boasts of some excellent contributors, including Ishan Kishan, Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera. Speaking of bowlers, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff and Akash Madhwal are fantastic options in the MI squad.

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The head-to-head record between GT vs MI is worth noting
In the past, GT and MI have battled it out on three occasions. Out of these matches, Mumbai Indians triumphed twice while Gujarat Titans managed to secure victory in one game.

Here are the details about the upcoming GT vs MI game, the venue and pitch report
The semifinal match of IPL season 2023 is going to take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. This stadium has earned a remarkable reputation for providing ideal conditions for batting, leading to high-scoring contests. The flat pitch with even bounce enables batters to unleash their shots freely and has heavily favored them in recent matches. This has resulted in teams posting formidable totals, frequently surpassing the milestone of 180 runs. Due to the batting-friendly nature of the stage, winning the toss might prompt a team to choose to chase the target.

Predictions for the winner of GT vs MI and expectations from the semifinals
The IPL 2023 semifinals promise to be an exhilarating match between MI and GT. GT has been the top performer of the season, boasting exceptional top order performers and quick wicket takers. With a strong and stable batting and bowling line-up, GT has proven to be fierce competition for other teams this season. On the other hand, MI is no stranger to success as the most IPL title-winning team in history. In this season as well, they have performed well with a stable lower top order and upper middle order comprising quick run-getters along with swift wicket-takers. After analyzing the statistics and taking into account the Teams' performance this season, it seems highly likely that GT will emerge as the frontrunner for the IPL 2023 semifinals. In fact, based on their impressive track record, GT is poised to become the favorite team to win the IPL 2023 tournament.

Playing XI's
GT Playing XI: Hardik Pandya(c), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad
Impact Players: Srikar Bharat, Josh Little, Shivam Mavi, Odean Smith, Sai Kishore

MI Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(wk), Cameron Green, Tim David, Suryakumar Yadav, Jason Behrendorff, Piyush Chawla, Chirs Jordan, Akash Madhwal, Tilak Varma, Kumar kartikeya
Impact Players: Vishnu Vinod, Ramandeep Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Nehal Wadhera, Raghav Goyal

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