David Miller made 46 off 22 balls while Abhinav Manohar hit a brisk 21-ball 42 as Gujarat Titans added 70 runs in the last four overs to go past the 200-run mark. Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla was the pick of the bowlers for MI with figures of 2 for 34.
While chasing, MI never looked in the hunt as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals to be restricted to 152 for nine. Left-arm Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad (3/37) was the pick of the bowlers for GT.
Brief Scores: Gujarat Titans: 207 for 6 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 56, David Miller 46, Abhinav Manohar 42; Piyush Chawla 2/34). Mumbai Indians: 152 for 9 in 20 overs (Tim David 40, Cameron Green 33; Noor Ahmad 3/34). -PTI
GT vs MI IPL 2023 Match 35 Award Winners
Player Of The Match: Abhinav Manohar (GT)
TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: David Miller (GT) Strike rater: 209.09
Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Suryakumar Yadav (MI)
Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: Abhinav Manohar, 87 metres
RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Shubman Gill (GT), 7 fours
UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Noor Ahmad (GT), 23 MVA points
Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Noor Ahmad, 99 fantasy points
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
GT vs MI IPL 2023 Match 1: Who Said What
Abhinav Manohar | Player of the Match: “Lucky to be in this franchise. We get to bat for as long as we want in the net sessions here. I practice a lot and have a lot of self belief because of it. That’s paying off.
“I’ve been gifted to time the bowl well, to do it at this level feels like a dream. This game I couldn’t start going from ball one because of the situation, but it was good to get my eye in and play my game.”
Hardik Pandya | GT Captain: “That has been my motto, always taken calls on situations. T20 is very funny, a couple of sixes can change your mind. Captaincy is something I back my instincts on. Me and Ashu Pa have a similar mindset, we back our calls and we have similar calls.
“Today, the idea of bowling Rashid and Noor was simple. They like pace with Green and Tim David, and that’s why we wanted to offer them spin and offer them spinners that are difficult to read. Wanted to close the game early.
“I think it is all hardwork, he bats 2 hours in the nets everyday it feels like, he’s been our best death overs hitter. We spoke to him last year and there were a few things he had to improve on, and this year he’s come out blazing.”
Rashid Khan: “It’s good so far, few things I am working on to be more consistent with line and length. Happy that I got some wickets but at the same time, need to work on a few areas. Looking forward to the rest of the season as well. Those first 3 overs, managed to keep them quiet. As long as you’re hitting the right areas, I feel it’s pretty hard for the batters to go after. That was in my mind.
“(On Noor Ahmad) It’s great to have him in the side and sharing the bowling partnership with him since last year. That kid, he just wants to learn and he’s working so hard. Last year the way he was working, bowling lots in the nets, kept asking the questions.
“Even when I was in the gym, he was coming to the gym and saying, ‘let’s bowl here in the gym.’ At 1AM, 2 AM he was bowling with me in the gym. He wanted to get better and perform. He got the opportunity now and he’s been delivering. I am so happy for him that he’s delivering. It’s a great news for GT and also for Afghanistan.”
Rohit Sharma | MI captain: “That’s a little disappointing, we had control of the game and the last few overs went for a few too many runs. Every team has different strengths, we have a good batting line up and we back ourselves to go out and get that target, today wasn’t our today.
“There was some dew and we needed someone to bat a little deeper. We came pretty close in the last game while chasing 215 but we didn’t start well with the bat today and that is not the right thing when chasing 200+. Even in the last 7 overs we didn’t have many batters batting in the middle.”
GT vs MI IPL 2023 Stats
MI death overs (16-20) bowling in last two games
96 runs conceded vs PBKS
77 runs conceded vs GT
173 runs conceded in 10 overs.
Highest total for Gujarat Titans
207/6 vs MI Ahmedabad 2023
204/4 vs KKR Ahmedabad 2023
199/5 vs SRH Mumbai WS 2022
192/4 vs RR Mumbai DYP 2022
All stats credit: Cricbuzz
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