The five-time IPL champions, Mumbai Indians had to win in their last league game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in order to qualify for the IPL playoffs and they did it. While chasing a total of 201 runs, MI skipper Rohit Sharma provided a solid start to his team, followed up by Cameron Green’s maiden IPL century. With the help of these two batters, Mumbai won the match by eight wickets.
After Mumbai Indians’ win, Royal Challengers Bangalore had to face the defending champions Gujarat Titans in order to find a spot in the IPL playoffs. Considering this, the Bangalore-based franchise started well with Virat Kohli scoring a century at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. With the help of this knock, RCB posted a total of 197 runs after 20 overs.
.@CameronGreen_ & @ShubmanGill batted well for @mipaltan. 😜
Amazing innings by @imVkohli too to score back-to-back 100’s. They all had their methods & were in the class of their own.
So happy to see MI in the playoffs. Go Mumbai. 💙 #AalaRe #MumbaiMeriJaan #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/D5iYacNEqc
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 21, 2023
On the basis of his innings, RCB posted 197 runs board after 20 overs but that unfortunately wasn’t enough. In reply, Gujarat Titans chased down the total with Shubman Gill collecting 104* runs off 52 deliveries and helped hi steam win by six wickets. After this game, RCB got out of the race and Mumbai Indians sealed a spot in the playoffs. Post MI’s win, former India legend Sachin Tendulkar took to his Twitter handle and lauded all the three-century makers of May 21.
“Cameron Green & Shubman Gill batted well for @mipaltan. Amazing innings by Virat Kohli too to score back-to-back 100s.. They all had their methods & were in the class of their own. So happy to see MI in the playoffs. Go Mumbai,” Sachin tweeted.
In the playoffs stage, Gujarat Titans will be locking horns against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifiers 1, and Mumbai Indians will be facing Lucknow Super Kings in the Eliminator of the IPL 2023.