IPL 2023: Shubman Gill’s catch cost 99 runs, injury also implicated; Failure to send power hitters – 5 reasons for Mumbai’s defeat
The biggest mistake from the Rohit Sharma-led team was Shubman Gill’s dropping of catches. Apart from this, injuries to Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Cameron Green also affected. There was also the mistake of sending Vishnu Vinod before power hitter Tim David.
In Qualifier-2 of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL 2023), Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 62 runs on Friday to make it to the final for the second time in a row. He will face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final on 28 May. In Qualifier-2, Shubman Gill scored 129 runs off 60 balls with the help of 7 fours and 10 sixes. During this, his strike rate was 215. The biggest mistake from the Rohit Sharma-led team was Shubman Gill’s dropping of catches. Apart from this, injuries to Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma and Cameron Green also affected. There was also the mistake of sending Vishnu Vinod before power hitter Tim David.
5 reasons behind Mumbai Indians’ defeat in Qualifier-2
Catch by Shubman Gill Shubman Gill missed the catch in the last over of the powerplay. Gill tried to lofted on the 5th ball of Chris Jordan. Tim Devine at mid on ran to the right and then hit the drive. Tried to take the catch with both hands, but was not successful. It was a difficult catch, but it could have been taken. Gill was then on 30 runs. This catch cost Mumbai 99 runs.
Mumbai players getting injured – The team of Mumbai Indians was also troubled by the injury of the players in this match. Ishan Kishan was hit in the eye by Chris Jordan’s elbow. He went off the field and didn’t even bat. Vishnu Vinod played as a concussion substitute. The batting order also had to be changed. Apart from this, Rohit Sharma and Cameron Green also got hurt. Green also retired hurt due to the injury. However, later came to bat.
Openers failed Chasing the target of 234 runs, Mumbai got a shock in the very first over. Mohammed Shami sent Nehal Wadhera to the pavilion for 4 runs. He sent Rohit Sharma to the pavilion for 8 runs in the third over itself. Tilak Verma hit 43 off 14 balls, but was bowled by Rashid Khan on the last ball of the powerplay. Mumbai’s score in Powerplay became 72 for 3 wickets.
Sending Tim David after Vishnu Vinod – Cameron Green was dismissed for 30 off 20 balls when Mumbai’s score was 124 for 4 in 11.2 overs. The team needed 109 runs off 52 balls to win. At such a time Vishnu Vinod was sent to bat instead of sending Tim David. Although David did not walk, he came to bat after the dismissal of Suryakumar Yadav. Had he come to bat with him, if it had taken some time, the result of the match could have been anything.
Suryakumar Yadav’s dismissal Suryakumar Yadav was looking in excellent form. He scored 61 runs in 38 balls with the help of 7 fours and 2 sixes. Mohit Sharma sent him to the pavilion. When Suryakumar was dismissed, the team’s score was 155 for 5 in 14.3 overs. 78 runs were required from 33 balls to win.