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IPL Points Table 2023: Gujarat Titans first team to qualify for IPL Playoffs

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The Gujarat Titans (GT) have become the first team to secure a spot in the IPL 2023 playoffs. Their entry into the next stage of the tournament was confirmed after they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 34 runs in an exciting encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday.

After thirteen matches, Gujarat Titans have won nine matches and lost 4. They now have highest number of points (18) ahead of CSK (15 points), MI (14 points and LSG (13 points). With one more match to go, they are well positioned to end up number one or two on the IPL points table.

The match was a showcase of skill and determination from the Titans, with Shubman Gill’s magnificent century and Mohamad Shami’s dominant performance with the ball being the highlights of the day.

The GT bowling attack, led by Shami and Yash Dayal, was relentless from the start. They dismissed Anmolpreet Singh and Abhishek Sharma in quick succession, quickly putting SRH on the back foot. Shami, in particular, was on fire, picking up another crucial wicket in his third over, the SRH skipper Aiden Markram. The SRH batting line-up seemed to crumble under the pressure, ending the powerplay with a precarious score of 45/4.

Despite the early onslaught, Heinrich Klaasen fought back valiantly for SRH, keeping the score ticking with regular boundaries. However, his efforts were not enough as the rest of the team failed to offer adequate support.

The Titans’ bowling attack remained unyielding throughout. Mohit Sharma, joining the attack, used his experience to dismiss the promising Abdul Samad and Marco Jansen, making it even harder for SRH to recover. By the end of their innings, SRH could only muster a total of 154/9, falling 34 runs short of their target.

Earlier in the match, it was the Titans’ batsmen who set the stage for victory. Despite losing Wriddhiman Saha early, Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan dominated the SRH bowlers, putting up a stellar second-wicket partnership that laid the foundation for a formidable total of 188/9.

Gill, in particular, was in sublime form, scoring a dazzling century and keeping the scoreboard ticking even as wickets fell around him. His 101-run knock was instrumental in setting a challenging target for SRH.

Despite a late-inning collapse that saw GT losing four wickets in the final five overs, the Titans had done enough to secure a winning total. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s five-wicket haul for SRH was commendable but not enough to change the outcome of the match.

With this victory, the Gujarat Titans have not only showcased their prowess in both batting and bowling, but they’ve also become the first team to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoffs, adding an exciting chapter to their IPL journey. Fans will now be eagerly watching to see if they can maintain this form and clinch the coveted IPL title.

GT vs SRH Score Summary:

Complete IPL Points Table after Match 62

For complete IPL points table listing current standings of all teams, see details here. All teams play 14 matches and top 4 on the table advance to Play-offs and finals.

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IPL Playoffs Schedule

May 23, TueTBC vs TBC, Qualifier 110am EST | 2pm GMT | 7:30pm Local
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 24, WedTBC vs TBC, Eliminator10am EST | 2pm GMT | 7:30pm Local
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
May 26, FriTBC vs TBC, Qualifier 210am EST | 2pm GMT | 7:30pm Local
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
May 28, SunTBC vs TBC – IPL Final10am EST | 2pm GMT | 7:30pm Local
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

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