Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets. With the victory of Gujarat, Bangalore got out of the playoff race, with this, Bangalore's defeat benefited Mumbai Indians sitting thousands of kilometers away, who managed to reach the playoffs.
Bengaluru: Even Virat Kohli’s record hundred could not fulfill his dream of winning the IPL 2023 title as the ‘future’ of Indian cricket Shubman Gill responded with a century to break Kohli’s dream.Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss Had decided to bowl first. Mumbai had defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the last match. In this way, after the defeat of RCB, Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians have made their place in the playoffs.
Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. RCB scored 197 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 101 off 61 balls in this match and hit his second consecutive century. This was his seventh century in IPL career. He was supported by Anuj Rawat, scoring an unbeaten 23 off 15 balls and this was the reason that RCB’s score reached 197. Faf du Plessis also made important contributions by scoring 28 and Michael Bracewell by scoring 26 runs. Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami got 1-1 wickets in bowling.
In reply, Gujarat scored 198 runs for four wickets in 19.1 overs. Two centuries were scored in this match. Veteran Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 101 for RCB. At the same time, young star Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 104 runs. This time the young Gill’s hundred overshadowed the experienced Kohli’s century.
The first qualifier of the season will be played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings. This match will be played on 23 May. After this, the eliminator match will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians. This match will be held on 24 May.