Shubman Gill brings up his third century of the IPL 2023 season after being dropped on 30 by Tim David (Sportzpix).
Shubman Gill was earlier dismissed by Tim David for 30, a huge loss for Gujarat Titans as the 23-year-old notched up his third century this season.
Shubman Gill hit his third century of the IPL 2023 season in the crunch fixture between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in IPL 2023 Qualifier 2. ,
It was the 23-year-old’s third century of the season and he is now the third player after Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler to score the most centuries in IPL history.
The Gujarat Titans opener got a huge lifeline earlier as he hit a six and a four, but was later dropped by Tim David when he was batting on 30. The incident happened during the last over of the powerplay when Chris Jordan was given the ball. Rohit Sharma.
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Jordan was given a tough time by Gill, who hit a boundary off the second ball of the sixth over of GT’s innings. On the very next ball, the youngster delivered an inside edge before the ball was caught by Ishan Kishan, before running in for more runs.
However, on the final ball of the over, Tim gave Gill a huge lifeline as he dived to his right and failed to complete the catch. It was a fuller-length delivery, right in the slot, as GT Batter played a lofted one on the drive but David could not complete the catch despite a diving attempt.
Gill will become the youngest player to score a century in the playoffs at the age of 23 years and 260 days.
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The GT opener broke several records with his knock as he hit the joint-fastest century in an IPL play-off game in 49 balls, ahead of which Wriddhiman Saha scored a century in the 2014 IPL final while Rajat Patidar also scored a hundred in as many balls. I scored a century. Last season playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Lucknow Supergiants.
As luck would have it, Gill was eventually dismissed for 129, caught by Tim David to end his innings after 60 balls.