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Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians qualify for Playoffs

With GT's win, Mumbai Indians have qualified for the Playoffs while Royal Challengers Bangalore have been knocked out.

Written By : Aachal Maniyar, Aditya Kukalyekar
New Delhi
Updated on: May 22, 2023 6:14 IST
Image Source : PTI RCB vs GT

Gujarat Titans beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets in the 70th match of IPL 2023 on Sunday. Shubman Gill was the star for the Titans scoring a stunning ton in the chase. His knock of unbeaten 104 led to the defending champions chasing down 198 runs in the final over of the game with six wickets in hand.

In the game, GT won the toss and opted to bowl. Yet again, the duo of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli started well for RCB. The duo added 61 runs in less than 8 overs for the opening wicket. But GT's spinners Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad made things happen with the duo picking top three wickets leaving RCB struggling at 85/3 in the 10th over.

Michael Bracewell hung around for a while but it was a Virat Kohli show right through with no other batter scoring runs. The former RCB skipper paced his innings nicely and didn't slow down even after wickets fell around him. The man slammed the second consecutive century, this time off 60 deliveries to power RCB to 197 runs for the loss of five wickets in their 20 overs. Kohli remained unbeaten on 101 with 13 fours and one six while the next highest score in the line-up was 28.

India Tv - RCB vs GT

Image Source : PTIRCB vs GT

In response, Gujarat Titans lost Wriddhiman Saha early but Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar stitched a massive 123-run stand for the second wicket keeping their team ahead in the chase. While Shankar made sure to stick around, Gill took charge in the chase and smashed RCB bowlers at will. However, Shankar's wicket in the 15th over brought RCB back in the game only for Gill to keep smashing runs and thrashing RCB's hopes big time.

The young superstar of Indian cricket stunned the Chinnaswamy crowd with his knock and fittingly scored the winning runs as well with a six in the final over and also reaching his second century of the season. With this loss, RCB have been eliminated while Mumbai Indians have now qualified for the playoffs.


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