Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2024 match report

5th Match (N), Ahmedabad, March 24, 2024, Indian Premier League
ScoreResultPlayer of the match
Gujarat Titans168/6GT won by 6 runsSai Sudharsan, GT 45 (39)
Mumbai Indians162/9

In a nail-biting encounter at the Narendra Modi Stadium on March 24th, the Gujarat Titans (GT) edged past the Mumbai Indians (MI) by a narrow margin of six runs in their IPL 2024 opener.

GT Set a Competitive Total

Gujarat Titans vs Mumbai Indians

Electing to bat first, GT witnessed a steady performance from their top order with contributions from Shubman Gill (43) and David Miller (37). Rahul Tewatia provided a late flourish with a quickfire 28 off just 16 balls, propelling GT to a defendable total of 168/7. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the MI bowlers, picking up 3 wickets for just 25 runs.

MI’s Chase Falters At The Last Hurdle

MI’s chase began brightly with a fluent knock from young sensation Dewald Brevis (46). Ishan Kishan (32) chipped in with a valuable contribution at the top. However, the GT bowling attack tightened the screws in the middle overs, picking up crucial wickets at regular intervals. With 19 runs needed off the final over, Hardik Pandya (18* off 8) threatened to take the game away, but Umesh Yadav held his nerve, conceding just three runs and taking two wickets to seal a thrilling victory for GT.

Key Players:

  • GT: Rahul Tewatia (28 off 16), Umesh Yadav (2 wickets)
  • MI: Dewald Brevis (46), Jasprit Bumrah (3 wickets)

Turning Point:

Umesh Yadav’s composed final over, defending 19 runs and taking two crucial wickets, secured a dramatic win for GT.

Despite a strong showing from their batsmen, MI fell short due to GT’s disciplined bowling performance in the closing stages.