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GT vs MI, IPL 2024: Umesh holds nerves as GT begin new era with win over MI

GT vs MI, IPL 2024: Umesh holds nerves as GT begin new era with win over MI

Mumbai Indians extend opening blues after Gujarat Titans made a remarkable comeback.

GT vs MI Live Updates, IPL 2024: Gujarat Titans have made a remarkable comeback to beat Mumbai Indians by 6 runs. Even though it seemed like MI were destined to win with Rohit Sharma and Dewald Brevis setting the stage, Mohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav held their nerves at the death to restrict MI to 162/9.

GT set only a 169-run target for Mumbai Indians after Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 39-ball 45. Rahul Tewatia provided a late push with 15-ball 22 but it was not enough with Jasprit Bumrah bagging 3/14. On return to his old team, Hardik Pandya won the toss on MI captaincy debut and opted to bowl first. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season kicks off a new chapter for both the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) as they meet in Ahmedabad for their opening match.

GT vs MI Live Updates

Mumbai bottle it!

It seemed Mumbai’s match to lose and that’s what they have done. Despite Rohit Sharma and Dewald Brevis setting up the stage, GT have made a remarkable comeback with Mohit Sharma leading the charge in death. Umesh Yadav went for a four and a six in the last over. But he made a comeback to strike twice. In the end, GT win by 6 runs in a thriller.

Nail-biter coming up

It was a smooth sailing for MI but Mohit Sharma has brought GT back in the game. He removes Tim David and MI now need 27 off 12.

Brevis gone!

Gujarat Titans have made a good comeback after the Rohit-Brevis onslaught. Mohit Sharma has dismissed Brevis with a great slower delivery and a catch in the follow-through as MI lose fourth wicket for 129.

MI need 48 off 36

Dewald Brevis and Tilak Varma — the best friends in MI camp are on crease and MI need 48 off 36. If MI accomplish that, they will break the jinx of losing first game.

MI 121/3 after 14

Rohit Sharma departs!

He looked excellent throughout but Sai Kishore has the last laugh. The ball kept low and as Rohit tried to sweep it, he missed it completely. He takes the review but in vain. Rohit falls for 43 off 29.

MI 107/3 after 12.1

MI 107/2

Rohit Sharma and Dewald Brevis are motoring along. GT are desperate for a wicket but both are en route half-centuries.

50-up

Rohit Sharma and Dewald Brevis bring up 50-run stand. They have kept Mumbai on course to chase down the target with ease and it’s going as per plan for now.

MI 84/2 after 9.

MI on target

With Rohit Sharma and Dewald Brevis on crease, Mumbai Indians are on course. They haven’t let the required run rate dip too much despite Sai Kishore and Rashid Khan bowling from two ends. MI 64/2 after 8.

End of powerplay

Two wickets gone in powerplay but MI have enough batting firepower to chase down 169. MI are 52/2 after 6 with Rohit Sharma (24 off 16) on crease with Dewald Brevis.

Advantage Mumbai?

The dew has already set in and it could help Mumbai Indians batter. Hardik is aware of the conditions and made the right decisions. Rashid Khan may not have much luck on this surface with that much dew.

Dhir falls

Naman Dhir was off to an excellent start with 10-ball 20. But he falls to Omarzai after hammering him for 4, 4, 4 and a 6.

Time for Naman Dhir to shine!

4, 4, 4, 6 – Naman Dhir is making a mark on his MI debut. He has hammered Omarzai three boundaries and a six already.

Omarzai draws first blood!

Omarzai has drawn first blood in first over. Ishan Kishan departs without scoring anything. MI 0/1 after three deliveries.

Chase is on

Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan begin 169-run chase for Mumbai Indians. They need a good start and it’s also a test for batter Rohit.

GT 168/6

Not where Gujarat wanted to be. They finish with 168/6 despite the late push by Rahul Tewatia. And Jasprit Bumrah’s excellent spell of 3/14 should be credited.

What a catch!

Naman Dhir dives forward and takes an excellent catch to dismiss Rahul Tewatia. GT 161/6.

What a spell!

Jasprit Bumrah finishes his spell with 3/14 in four overs. He conceded just one boundary in 24 deliveries. What a spell!

Tewatia time!

Rahul Tewatia has come to the crease and he is taking on MI bowling attack. The iceman is doing what he does, ripping apart bowling at the death.

Bumrah strikes again!

It’s a twin strike by Jasprit Bumrah. After David Miller, he has dismissed Sai Sudharsan. GT 134/5 after 16.3

Bumrah strikes

Jasprit Bumrah strikes again on return. It was a slower delivery and it completely deceived David Miller. An easy catch for Hardik and Miller departs. GT 133/4 after 16.1

After spider, dog halts match

There was a spider-cam malfunction in RR vs LSG match. And now, there is a dog invasion that has halted match.

Fans not pleased with Hardik

Hardik Pandya was set for a hostile reception after abandoning ship. And the GT fans are giving him a hard time.

Wicket on debut

Gerald Coetzee has struck on his debut and in his first over. Azmatullah Omarzai was off to a decent start but Coetzee strikes and he gives away a catch to Tilak Varma. GT 104/3 after 12.

Halfway through

Gujarat Titans recover from early jitters. They are 82/2 after 10 overs. Sai Sudharshan and Omarzai are on the crease.

Shubman Gill departs

The veteran has got the youngster. Shubman Gill tried to go against Piyush Chawla. But he falls to the trap as he gives away a catch to Rohit Sharma. MI 64/2 after 7.4.

End of powerplay

Gujarat Titans haven’t been able to take advantage of the powerplay. Shubman Gill did his best with 27 off 16 after Wriddhiman Saha’s 15-ball 19. GT are 47/1 after 6.

Sai Sudharsan on crease

Sai Sudharsan has come to the crease at No 3 Wriddhiman Saha fell to Jasprit Bumrah’s yorker. Sai has had a great domestic season. Now, it’s about converting it.

Perfect yorker

Fans were waiting for the moment and it has happened. Jasprit Bumrah has cleaned up Wriddhiman Saha with a perfect yorker. GT 31/1 after 4.

Playing XIs

Gujarat Titans Playing XI: Shubman Gill(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Spencer Johnson

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan(w), Tilak Varma, Naman Dhir, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Luke Wood

Toss Update

Hardik Pandya wins toss on MI captaincy debut. He opts to bowl first against old team GT

Hardik Pandya Returns to Mumbai as Captain

Hardik Pandya, who led the Gujarat Titans to victory in their IPL debut last year, makes a much-anticipated return to the Mumbai Indians, his IPL home ground. Tasked with reviving MI’s fortunes after a title drought since 2021, Hardik Pandya faces the challenge of living up to the legacy of Rohit Sharma, a highly successful captain with five IPL titles to his name.

Pandya’s Form and Fitness Under Scrutiny

All eyes will be on Pandya’s fitness and form, as he aims to get MI back on the winning track. His performance will be crucial not only for MI’s success but also for his own ambitions, as the T20 World Cup looms on the horizon.

Shubman Gill Faces Captaincy Test for GT

Shubman Gill, the standout batsman from IPL 2023, now takes on the additional responsibility of captaincy for GT. He will be looking to maintain GT’s impressive record of reaching the IPL final in both their seasons while balancing his batting prowess with the demands of leadership.

Key Players Missing from Both Sides

Both teams will be missing some key players for this opening clash. MI will be without their star batsman Suryakumar Yadav and South African all-rounder Gerald Coetzee due to injury. GT, on the other hand, will have to manage without pace spearhead Mohammed Shami and wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade.

Looking Ahead: Rohit, Ishan, and World Cup Hopes

While relieved of captaincy duties, Rohit Sharma will be eyeing this season as an opportunity to regain peak form for the upcoming T20 World Cup, where he will lead India. Ishan Kishan, dropped from the BCCI central contract for skipping domestic matches, will be under immense pressure to perform and reclaim his spot as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

GT vs MI Live Updates: Match Full of Intrigue

With new leaders at the helm, key players missing from both sides, and World Cup aspirations on the line, this opening encounter between GT and MI promises to be a thrilling start to the IPL 2024 season.

Match starts at 7.30 PM IST.

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