IPL 2023 Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) advanced to their second consecutive IPL final as they hammered Mumbai Indians (MI) in qualifier 2 by 62 runs. The fixture between GT and MI was held at Narendra Modi Stadium and it turned out to be a high-scoring one.
After a brief delay due to rain, the match proceedings started with GT batting first. The home side mustered a massive 233 runs total in 20 overs with opener Shubman Gill tonking his third century of the season.
The GT openers scored 54 runs before the dismissal of Wriddhiman Saha. Gill then joined forces with Sai Sudharsan and added 188 runs to the team’s total. Interestingly, Gill was dropped on 30 by Tim David and he made Mumbai Indians pay heavily for the drop catch.
In the end, Hardik Pandya too played a quickfire innings of 28 runs in 13 deliveries to take GT’s total to a record 233 in 20 overs.
By the time MI came to bat, they had already suffered a blow after their wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan got injured. Ishan didn’t come to bat and Vishnu Vinod was drafted into the side as a concussion substitute. To add salt to the wounds, Cameron Green was also struck on his forearm and he too looked in discomfort.
MI lost both their openers pretty cheaply to Mohammad Shami. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma steadied the innings for some time, however, Verma was bowled by Rashid Khan in the final over of the powerplay.
Suryakumar Yadav held his nerves and scored magnificent 61 runs in 38 deliveries, but he too perished playing the lap shot against Mohit Sharma. With the wicket of Suryakumar Yadav, MI’s all hopes were buried and it looked like a cakewalk for Gujarat to enter the final.
MI were bundled out at a score of 171 runs in 18.2 overs and GT subsequently entered the final of the Tata IPL 2023, where they will meet Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on 28th May.
This article will lead you through IPL 2023 Orange Cap, Purple Cap Updated after GT vs MI Qualifier 2.
IPL 2023 Orange Cap
Gujarat Titans (GT) opener Shubman Gill took an unassailable lead against RCB’s Faf du Plessis in IPL 2023 Orange Cap leaderboard after he scored his third ton of the season. Gill scored 129 runs in 60 deliveries against MI. His overall stats read 851 runs in 16 innings at an average of 60.79.
Gill is followed by RCB skipper Faf du Plessis with 730 runs in 14 innings and Virat Kohli with 639 runs in 14 innings in IPL 2023 Orange Cap race.
Mumbai Indians (MI) Suryakumar Yadav is placed sixth with 605 runs from 16 innings and is the leading run-getter for his side this season. The second best from MI is Ishan Kishan, who is seated in 10th place, with 454 runs from 15 innings at an average of 30.27.
IPL 2023 Purple Cap
Gujarat Titans (GT) pace spearhead Mohammad Shami extended his lead as he managed to get two scalps against Mumbai Indians last night. Shami is the highest wicket-taker of the season so far with 28 wickets under his belt in 16 innings. Shami is closely followed by his teammate Rashid Khan, who is placed second in the IPL 2023 Purple Cap leaderboard, with 27 wickets.
Mohit Sharma is placed third in the IPL 2023 Purple Cap table with 24 wickets followed by Mumbai’s Piyush Chawla with 22 wickets in 16 innings.
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