To maintain their chances of reaching the IPL playoffs, the Mumbai Indians needed to secure a victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the seasoned champions successfully accomplished that task. In pursuit of a target of 201 runs within 20 overs, Mumbai Indians’ captain, Rohit Sharma, provided an excellent beginning for the team. Additionally, the Australian cricketer Cameron Green made a significant contribution by scoring his first-ever century in the IPL, ultimately leading Mumbai to an eight-wicket triumph in an impressive manner. Following the match, Sachin Tendulkar delivered an inspiring and remarkable speech in the team’s dressing room.
Meanwhile, in the aftermath of Mumbai Indians’ victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore faced a challenging task of defeating the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, to surpass Mumbai Indians in the IPL points table and secure a spot in the playoffs. With this objective in mind, RCB made a strong start, highlighted by Virat Kohli‘s superb century at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Consequently, RCB managed to accumulate a total of 197 runs on the scoreboard after 20 overs. However, despite their valiant efforts, it proved insufficient to secure the desired outcome.
Shubman Gill delivered an extraordinary performance, smashing an unbeaten 104 runs off just 52 balls, leading Gujarat Titans to a resounding six-wicket victory. This outcome resulted in Royal Challengers Bangalore being eliminated from the competition, while Shubman’s remarkable innings solidified Mumbai Indians’ place in the playoffs.
Sachin Tendulkar congratulates the MI team
“Green, you are superb. Something that brought us back in the game was our goal, honestly, because Rahul and I were discussing it at our favorite spot. We felt that anywhere around 215-220 would be a total that they might get to. But the last 3-4 overs were superb. I just felt that they were not prepared for that plan. They did not have any solution. Very well done, Aakash Madhwal. You were excellent. So far, it has been very very good. But from now on, the next half starts for us. You had a good day. Let’s finish strong there. Once again, the energy in the team has been superb. Let’s continue. Let’s protect this atmosphere and do the best. Well done,” Tendulkar said.
"Let's protect this atmosphere & do our best." – The Master Blaster has his say #OneFamily #MIvSRH #MumbaiMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians #IPL2023 #TATAIPL @sachin_rt MI TV pic.twitter.com/K4eMe7jn8D
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) May 22, 2023
In the upcoming matches, GT will face CSK in Qualifier 1, while MI will take on LSG in the Eliminator. The team that loses in Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator will compete in Qualifier 2. The victor of Qualifier 2 will then face the winner of Qualifier 1 in the IPL 2023 finals.