Mumbai Indians (MI) took on Gujarat Titans (MI) in Match 57 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday where the hosts registered an impressive triumph.
Put in to bat, Mumbai got off to a great start, with their opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan adding 61 runs in the first six overs. However, Rashid Khan removed both the batters to reduce MI to 78/2.
Before GT could capitalise further, Suryakumar Yadav, came up with a counter attack and demolished GT’s bowling unit. Surya took GT bowlers to the cleaners en route to his first century in the cash-rich league. The right-handed batter played a magnificent innings of 103 off just 49 balls, which included 11 fours and 6 sixes. Mumbai eventually finished at 218/5 in 20 overs.
In response, the Titans got off to a poor start, losing their opening batsman Wriddhiman Saha early. Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya also failed to make an impact, leaving Gujarat Titans struggling at 21/3. Vijay Shankar and David Miller steadied the innings with a 60-run partnership, but it wasn’t enough as the required run rate kept climbing.
Rashid, however, kept GT in the game and played a splendid knock of 79 runs off just 32 balls, hitting 3 fours and 10 sixes. However, it was too little too late as Gujarat fell short of the target by 27 runs. For Mumbai, Akash Madhwal was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 wickets for 31 runs in his 4 overs. Piyush Chawla and Kumar Kartikeya also picked up 2 wickets each.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Tula maanla bhau 🙏🏻💙 @surya_14kumar pic.twitter.com/nzlky4n02O
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) May 12, 2023
He never ceases to amaze me! @surya_14kumar hits these boundaries & you start wondering how he manages to pull off these mind-boggling strokes. That sliced six over the third-man region was so special! A genius batter at his best, a Supreme knock from Suryakumar! 👏#MIvGT… pic.twitter.com/RQVk4Ut8qr
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) May 12, 2023
A sky-high century by Sky himself – great command on his bat! 💯🙌🏻 @surya_14kumar#MIvsGT #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/W2vDRmVzly
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) May 12, 2023
This might be the best innings I’ve ever seen in t20 cricket! He is batting on a different level right now! @surya_14kumar @IPL
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) May 12, 2023
SURYA 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 Respect @IPL @mipaltan @surya_14kumar #Superstar #swaggerbhau #GTvsMI
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 12, 2023
Never seen a batter like him. What a player and what an outstanding 💯 by SKY. No one can match his shots. Take a bow champ🙇♂️ @surya_14kumar #GTvMI #SuryakumarYadav #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/X6L7ASAkJu
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) May 12, 2023
Well bowled @rashidkhan_19 but @surya_14kumar batting on a different planet ! Unbelievable hitting ! Jahan dil Kare wahan 👏 what a 💯 but game on !! Not easy to defend at wankhade stadium #GTvMI
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 12, 2023
Badal Khul gaye or Suraya chamakne laga.
Its was outstanding performance by @surya_14kumar congratulations for you #century #SuryakumarYadav @mipaltan #MIvGT #IPL2023 #BCCI pic.twitter.com/bTU7aMz6AS
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) May 12, 2023
Surya once again proves that form is temporary and class is permanent. Best T20 batter at the moment for a reason #MIvGT @surya_14kumar
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) May 12, 2023
Bowler’s nightmare #sky
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 12, 2023
One of a kind😍@surya_14kumar #IPL2023
— Lasith Malinga (@malinga_ninety9) May 12, 2023
Centurions for MI in IPL:
Jayasuriya 114* v CSK 2008
Tendulkar 100* v KTK 2011
Rohit 109* v KKR 2012
Simmons 100* v KXIP 2014
SKY 103* v GT 2023 #MIvGT pic.twitter.com/ns3sEroFL4
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 12, 2023
Take a bow, @surya_14kumar ! His maiden IPL ton, and in just 49 balls – an absolute masterclass in batting. MI has set a competitive 218. Can they defend this against a charged up GT? #IPL2023 #MIvGT
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) May 12, 2023
MUMBAI INDIANS MOVES TO THIRD IN THE POINTS TABLE.
MI ARE CLOSE TO THE PLAY-OFFS. pic.twitter.com/INGyK6BtC3
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 12, 2023
Rashid “Karamaati” Khan 💓#ipl #cricket #ipl2023 #MIvGT #GT #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/XYj3qYV0jN
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) May 12, 2023
TAKE A BOW, RASHID KHAN…!!
A figure of 4/30 in the first innings when the team scored 218.
79* (32) with 3 fours and 10 sixes when most of his teammates struggled to score runs.
– This is simply crazy! One of the greatest performances in a losing cause. pic.twitter.com/XFEOEMDmz1
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 12, 2023
🤌🏽🔥🤌🏽🔥 Surya is simply sublime- another level altogether! @surya_14kumar .
Delighted to see the OG @piyushchawla making clutch contributions throughout this tournament! ☝🏽
Young guns having their say & the Mumbai Indians are motoring! ✊🏽
Team effort from…
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) May 12, 2023
IT’S A 100 FOR THE GREATEST T20 BATSMAN IN THE WORLD 💙💙🔥#IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/ffrecHN7wt
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) May 12, 2023
🛐❤️🔥💥🔥SURYA BHAI 🔥💥❤️🔥🛐
What a player🙌.. no wonder why he is no.1 T20 player 🛐 excellent knock @surya_14kumar 🥳❤️#MIvsGT pic.twitter.com/tzCwJ4IlCc
— Rõy 🌶️ (@dark_fantasy7) May 12, 2023
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