IPL 2023 Match 35: GT Vs MI Key Highlights

Gujarat Titans registered a convincing 55-run victory against the Mumbai Indians in match 35 of the TATA IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 25, 2023. The Titans moved to second place on the points table, thanks to a comprehensive performance with both bat and ball. Titans opener Shubman Gill played a classy knock of 56 runs off 34 balls, which laid the foundation for a massive score of 207/6. Abhinav Manohar and David Miller played cameo knocks of 42 off 21 and 46 off 22, respectively, to take the Titans to an imposing total.

Chasing 208, the Mumbai Indians' captain, Rohit Sharma, fell in the second over to Hardik Pandya's delivery, which he top-edged while trying to pull to the leg side. The Afghanistan spinners, Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad, then took center stage to restrict Mumbai to 152/9. Khan took 2 wickets for 27 runs, and Ahmad took 3 for 37 runs.

Mumbai's chase never really gained momentum, and they lost wickets at regular intervals, which did not allow them to build any partnerships. Nehal Wadhera and Piyush Chawla tried to put up a fight with a 45-run partnership off 24 balls, but it was too little too late. The Titans bowled with discipline, and Mumbai could only manage 152/9 in their 20 overs.

Earlier in the day, Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bowl first. Arjun Tendulkar dismissed Wriddhiman Saha in the third over, and the Mumbai bowlers bowled with accuracy and precision to keep the Titans in check in the first five overs. Gill broke the shackles in the last over of the powerplay, hitting two fours and a six off Cameron Green to take the Titans to 50/1 at the end of the Powerplay.

Piyush Chawla struck immediately in the seventh over, dismissing Hardik Pandya for 12 runs. However, Gill and Vijay Shankar took the score to 84/2 at the halfway mark, with Gill bringing up his fifty off just 30 balls. But Kartikeya bounced back to remove Gill, and Chawla accounted for Vijay Shankar to peg the Titans back. However, Abhinav Manohar played a crucial cameo of 42 off 21 balls to take the Titans to a match-winning score of 207/6.

Overall, it was an excellent team effort from Gujarat Titans, who now have 8 wins in 11 matches and will look to continue their good form as the tournament progresses. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians will have to regroup and come back stronger in their next match.