Shubman Gill's bat is scoring runs continuously this year and in the IPL 2023 season, he has left all the batsmen behind. The young opener of Gujarat Titans continued his good work against Mumbai Indians in Qualifier-2 as well and once again scored an excellent century. This is Gill's third century in this season. The contribution of his excellent batting in this innings was equally helped by Mumbai's fielding - leaving catches.
The Gujarat team had to get down to bat first at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Due to rain, the match started with a delay of half an hour and in such a situation, it seemed that while batting first, Gujarat would have to face trouble against the pacers of Mumbai. This did not happen and the reason for this was Shubman Gill, who again thrashed the bowlers.
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Mumbai made a big mistake
Gill, who has already scored more than 700 runs this season, made a great start in this match as well and started raining runs in the powerplay. Then Chris Jordan came to bowl in the sixth over and Gill hit a six and a four in the very beginning. With such a start, Jordan created an opportunity. Gill shot the fifth ball of the over at mid-on.
Tim David stationed there had a chance to take the catch but David dropped this opportunity even after diving to his right. The ball came out of his hand. At that time, Gill's score was only 30 runs in 20 balls.
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Shubman punished with his third century
Now in the form, Shubman Gill was in this season, especially in the last 3-4 matches, it was clear that this mistake is going to cost Mumbai dearly. That’s what happened. Gill then showered boundaries. The young opener completed his half-century in just 32 balls. After this, he hit 3 sixes in the over of Mumbai's shining fast bowler Akash Madhwal.
On the first ball of the 15th over, Shubman Gill completed his third century this season by taking one run. Gill needed only 49 balls to reach here.
Gill had not scored a single century in IPL before this season but now he has scored 3 centuries in a single season. The special thing is that Gill has scored these centuries within 4 matches. Gill was finally caught out by Tim David but by then he had scored 129 runs (60 balls, 10 sixes, 7 fours), which is the highest score in this season.