GT vs MI IPL First Innings – Tewatia’s cameo saved GT from a low score

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GT vs MI IPL Live Update: GT put on a score of 168 runs in the first innings after some good efforts from Sai Sudarshan (45 of 39) and Shubman Gill (31 of 22).

GT vs MI the rivalry was much awaited after Hardik Pandya left the GT franchise to take up the captaincy  of Mumbai Indians in a high voltage drama last year. The MI fans were extremely angry after Rohit Sharma was stripped off the captaincy. After being wooed by the fans, Hardik Pandya has a lot to prove this season.

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GT vs MI IPL Live – Powerplay update

  • GT openers Wriddhiman Saha (19 off 15) and Shubman Gill (31 off 22) got off to a good start before Saha was bowled by a trademark Jasprit Bumrah yorker in the 4th over.
  • Gill looked set before getting out to Piyush Chawla’s googly in the 8th over.
  • GT scored 56/1 in the powerplay, with Bumrah being economical conceding just 4 runs in his first over.

GT vs MI IPL Live – Death Overs performance

  • Rahul Tewatia played a smart cameo of 22 off 15 balls to take GT to 168/6.
  • Bumrah was exceptional, conceding just 10 runs and taking 3 wickets in the 16th and 18th overs to dent GT’s momentum.
  • Debutant Gerald Coetzee picked up 2 wickets and gave away 27 runs in his 4 overs at the death.
  • GT managed to score 30 runs in the last two overs despite Bumrah’s brilliance.

GT vs MI IPL Live – Gujarat Batting performance

  • Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 45 off 39 balls, holding one end up after the openers departed.
  • Apart from Gill’s 31, none of the other GT batters could cross 25 as MI bowlers maintained pressure.
  • GT finished with 168/6, which was considered a sub-par total on a good batting pitch.

GT vs MI IPL Live – MI Bowling Performance

  • Jasprit Bumrah was the standout bowler, returning figures of 4-0-14-3 with his fiery yorkers and bouncers.
  • Debutant Gerald Coetzee impressed with his 2/27 in 4 overs.
  • Piyush Chawla’s googly accounted for the big wicket of Gill.
  • The others like Hardik Pandya, Luke Wood and Naman Dhir were economical without picking up too many wickets.

GT vs MI IPL Live – Dog interrupts the match

In the 14th over of GT’s innings, there was a brief pause in play due to a dog entering the field and running on the outfield. The commentators mentioned:

“We have an intruder! It’s a dog that’s stealing the show running on the outfield”

This lighthearted interruption from the unexpected canine visitor provided some amusement amidst the intense cricket action. Such pitch invasions by animals are not unprecedented but always make for an entertaining interlude during matches.

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