File picture of GT star batter Shubman Gill© BCCI/IPL
Virat Kohli pulled off a string of data en-route his second successive century of the IPL 2023 towards Gujarat Titans on the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday evening, however Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) did not make it to the play-offs of the match as Titans opener Shubman Gill helped his facet pull off a superb six-wicket win with 5 balls to spare, leaving the house supporters surprised. Gill not solely matched Kohli shot for shot, he ended up with a greater strike charge that was essential to his staff’s near-perfect chase. He was ably supported by Vijay Shankar, who got here in as an impression participant and hammered 53 off 35 balls. His innings was laced with seven boundaries and a few sixes.
RCB’s loss meant that Mumbai Indians (MI), who had earlier within the day crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, moved into the plays-offs by advantage of ending fourth on the desk with 16 factors. RCB, then again, ended up ending sixth within the match on 14 factors behind Rajasthan Royals.
The Titans, who topped the desk with 20 factors will now play Chennai Tremendous Kings in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday whereas MI will lock horns with Lucknow Tremendous Giants within the Eliminator a day later.
Former Australia pacer Brett Lee was all reward for Gill, saying on JioCinema: “He hit eight sixes. I like how he goes on the leg facet. He finds energy. That he can do and entry as a result of he is received sturdy wrists and he is received stunning timing.”
Gill and Shankar placed on a century stand and Lee stated: “123 off 71 balls, that was the partnership that broke the again of the RCB bowlers. Sure, it was a moist ball, situations did not actually favour the bowlers however you bought to present credit score the place credit score is due. They each batted superbly.”
Talking about Kohli’s ton, former India Check captain Anil Kumble stated on JioCinema: “You could possibly see that keenness and starvation. At this time was an necessary innings for RCB, no different batsman was going effectively right this moment. Faf du Plessis is an excellent participant however after he received out fast the stress was on Virat Kohli. However with that stress and accountability he scored an ideal century.”
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