5 records that Shubman Gill Shattered By His Stellar 129-run Knock in Qualifier 2 Triumph Over MI

Here is a list of five of the records he broke in Qualifier 2 against MI.

Shubman Gill was once again a class apart, smashing 129 runs against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the crucial Qualifier 2 of the ongoing IPL 2023 on Friday, May 26.

Gill annihilated MI in the big game, ensuring his team’s place in their second straight IPL final. Gujarat will now meet the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the final on May 28.

During his incredible century, Gill also shattered a number of records. Here is a list of five of the records he broke in Qualifier 2 against MI.


5 Joint-fastest 100 in an IPL playoff game

Despite being 37 off 26 at one point, Gill switched gears amazingly well and needed only 49 balls to reach his third century of the season.

His 49-ball century is currently tied for the fastest in an IPL playoff game. Gill now shares the record with Rajat Patidar and Wriddhiman Saha, who both got their centuries in 49 balls.

While Patidar accomplished it against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in last year’s Eliminator, Saha did it against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2014 final.

4 Most sixes in an innings in IPL play-off

Gill scorned the MI bowlers and hammered a total of 10 sixes against them en way to his knock. His ten maximums are now the most in an IPL playoff game by any batter.

Prior to him, Saha, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, and Shane Watson held the record with eight sixes.

Furthermore, Gill’s ten maximums are currently the joint-most by any hitter against the Mumbai Indians. Rashid Khan had previously clobbered 10 sixes against MI at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2023.

#3 Second-highest score by an Indian in IPL history

Another milestone achieved by the flashy opener was the second-highest individual score by an Indian batsman in IPL history.

Gill’s 129-run knock is currently only second to KL Rahul’s 132*-run knock against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2020.

Gill now has more points than Rishabh Pant. In 2018, Pant struck a stunning 128* against the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

#2 Most runs in a sequence of six and four consecutive IPL innings

Gill has had nothing short of a fantastic season. Although he was excellent in the tournament’s early games, the Punjab-based batsman has been on another level in the final few games.

In his last six innings, he has scored 129, 42, 104, 101, 6, and 94* runs. In his last six IPL innings, he has scored 476 runs. This is the most in league history, breaking Jos Buttler’s record of 456 runs in six consecutive innings for the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.

Furthermore, in his last four innings, Gill has allowed a total of 376 runs. This is also the most runs scored by any hitter in four consecutive IPL innings, surpassing Virat Kohli’s tally of 351 runs scored in four consecutive games in IPL 2016.

#1 Highest individual score in an IPL playoff innings

Gill has several records to his name while being only 23 years old. Another notable milestone he achieved on Friday was the highest-ever individual score by a batter in an IPL playoff innings.

Gill’s 129 runs broke Virender Sehwag’s previous record of 122 runs against CSK in the 2014 IPL. In addition, Sehwag scored a century in the season’s Qualifier 2 match.

Also Read: IPL 2023: Shubman Gill’s sensational 129 powers Gujarat Titans to 233/3 against Mumbai Indians (cricfiles.com)

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