Defending Champions Gujarat Titans in rain delayed Tata IPL 2023 match in Bengaluru dashed the play-offs hopes of Royal Challengers Bangalore by beating them by six wickets. The result means Mumbai Indians have now clinched the fourth – play- offs spot .
Earlier GT Skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first . RCB Skipper Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli began with right intent the must win game putting on 67 for the first wicket in 7.1 overs when Faf du Plessis fell for 28. The dangerous Glenn Maxwell fell for ( 11), Mahipal Lomror ( 1) , Michael Bracewell ( 26) , Dinesh Karthik ( 0) finished his batting stint in this IPL 2023 with a torrid run out for ( 0), Anuj Rawat 23 not out.
Had not Virat Kohli, his second back-to- back hundred his 7th overall in the IPL scored a brilliant 101( 61 balls, 13 fours, 1 six) not out RCB batting and the total would have been in tatters . Kohli was imperious with his cover drives, pull shots . RCB eventually finishing at thanks to Kohli masterclass 197/ 5 in their 20 overs.
GT bowling figures were : Mohammed Shami 1/39 (4 overs) , Yash Dayal 1/39 ( 4 overs) , Rashid Khan his usual 1/ 24 ( 4 overs) , Noor Ahmad 2/39 (4 overs) , Mohit Sharma was tad expensive this time 0/54 ( 4 overs)
In reply GT , Opener Wriddhiman Saha was out early for 12. Dasun Shanaka ( 0), David Miller ( 6) fell cheaply . But Shubman Gill anchored the chase well by hitting his second ton . This time superb 104 not out ( 52 balls, 5 fours, 8 sixes) and able support from Vijay Shankar 53 ( 35 balls, 7 fours, 2 sixes) ensured GT were on track. Rahul Tewatia not out 4 ensured GT romped home by six wickets with Gill in company . GT reaching 198/ 4 in 19.1 overs)
RCB bowling figures : Mohammed Siraj 2/32 ( 4 overs) , Wayne Parnell 0/42( 3.1 overs) , Vijaykumar Vyshak 1/40 ( 4 overs) , Himanshu Sharma 0/ 28 (3 overs) , Harshal Patel 1/ 29 ( 4 overs) , Michael Bracewell 0/16 (1 over)
For one last time this season 🙌
Here’s how the Points Table stands after 7️⃣0️⃣ matches of #TATAIPL 2023
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RCB Impact Player: Himanshu Sharma replaces Dinesh Karthik
GT Impact Player: Vijay Shankar replaces Yash Dayal
Match: IPL 2023, 70th Match
Venue: Bengaluru | Date: May 21, 2023