Moments that will decide GT-MI Qualifier-2
Five-time winners Mumbai Indians are on a high after thrashing Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator, but as they now face Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad, the defending champions can well be considered favourites going into Friday’s Qualifier-2.
Hardik Pandya’s team missed the first chance to make the IPL final when they went down to Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk and will hope that home advantage works for them this time. They will also be buoyed by the fact that they beat Mumbai Indians by 55 runs when the two sides met at the Narendra Modi Stadium in the league phase.
But Rohit Sharma’s side have clicked into gear since then, winning six of their eight games since. In the return fixture against the Titans at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians prevailed by 27 runs. If not for Rashid Khan’s heroics with the bat at the end, things would have looked a lot more one-sided. [Read full story]