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IPL 2023, Qualifier 2, GT vs MI: Shubman Gill played a brilliant shot (AP)
Shubman Gill hits his third IPL century, 129 off 60 balls, to take the Orange Cap
Shubman Gill broke several records with his third Indian Premier League (IPL) century of the 2023 season during the Qualifier 2 between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
IPL 2023, Qualifier 2: Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians – Live
He became the leading batsman in the season with 851 runs, surpassing Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis (730), before reaching his best IPL and top score of the season.
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Opener Gill, touted as the future of Indian batting, made the most of the relief, scoring 30 when Tim David dropped him off Chris Jordan.
Gill reached his half-century in 32 balls and then brought up his hundred in 49 balls with a six off the bow amid thunderous applause.
On the fourth ball of the 15th over, Gill danced and smashed a short ball from Cameron Gill.
Gill was eventually caught in the deep by Tim David, who dropped his catch firstAkash Madhwal scored 129 runs in 60 balls with the help of seven fours and ten sixes.
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Asked about the runs scored by him and GT’s total of 233/3, Gill said: “Got a good total, hope we defend it. Got a lot of sweat in my eyes and I can’t open them We have played our best cricket when we have lost and this is one of those days. Of course, it plays a part, you have to know which side to target, if it is big boundaries and They bowl in good areas, look for doubles, look for short boundaries to take it in. The new ball stayed a bit, there was not much grass on that wicket, the ball was coming in well and the outfield being wet 2 Swing stopped after overs.”
The winner of the match, which started late after heavy rain, will face Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday.
(with inputs from agencies)