Shubman Gill scored his 3rd Indian Premier League century against the Mumbai Indians in the second Qualifier at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
Gill, who had scored his other two tons against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, scored his latest 100 with 8 sixes and 4 fours in 49 balls. The swashbuckling batter would ultimately depart for 129 off just 60 balls, holing out to Tim David, the same man who had earlier dropped him.
In contrast, for his century against RCB in the last match of the group stage, he had gotten to a century with 5 fours and 8 sixes as GT eliminated RCB from the competition with Mumbai Indians clinching the last play off spot.
𝗛𝗨𝗡𝗗𝗥𝗘𝗗 𝗡𝗨𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗦𝗛𝗨𝗕𝗠𝗔𝗡 𝗚𝗜𝗟𝗟 🔥🔥
All of them in ONE season and he continues to impress everyone with his batting composure 👏🏻👏🏻#TATAIPL | #Qualifier2 | #GTvMI | @ShubmanGill pic.twitter.com/iUXcFWHjCb
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 26, 2023
The former KKR batter also became the second Indian to score three or more centuries in a single season sitting just behind Virat Kohli’s four 100s in the 2016 season.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad on Friday. The toss was delayed due to rain and took place at 7.45 PM while the match is set to start at 8 PM.
Both teams made changes as Mumbai brought in Kumar Kartikeya for Hrithik Shokeen while Gujarat drafted in Josh Little and Sai Sudharsan for Dasun Shanaka and Darshan Nalkande.