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IPL 2023 Live: Gujarat-Mumbai match postponed due to rain, toss also postponed

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The second qualifier match of IPL-2023 will be played today between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians. However, in view of the rain in the city before that, it has been decided to throw the toss late in the match. Now Narendra Modi Stadium is full of spectators. Spectators have also entered the fray. However, cricket lovers are also disappointed after getting information about late toss due to rain.

 

 

No extra day for Qualifier 2 matches

Earlier in Qualifier-1, Gujarat had to face defeat by 15 runs against Chennai Super Kings. Also, Mumbai beat Lucknow Super Giants by 81 runs in the Eliminator. Both the teams have played against each other twice in the IPL so far. Both the teams have won the match once each. Since there is no extra day for today’s Qualifier 2 match, what if it rains and how will the winner be decided? The decision of the second finalist team of the tournament will be something like this.

If the match remains a draw, then Gujarat will be declared as the winner.

If there is no decision in today’s match due to rain then Gujarat Titans will be declared as the winning team as this team is ahead of Mumbai Indians in the points table. Mumbai Indians are fourth with 16 points and -0.044 net run rate, while Gujarat Titans are in first place with +.809 and 20 points.

 

Mumbai is playing Qualifier-2 for the fourth time

Mumbai Indians were at number-4 in the points table after the league stage. Mumbai had 16 points from 14 matches with 8 wins and 6 losses. In the Eliminator, the Rohit Sharma-led team defeated Lucknow Supergiants by 81 runs to secure a place in Qualifier-2. The Mumbai team has reached the playoffs for the 10th time. Mumbai Indians are playing Qualifier-2 for the fourth time in their 10th playoff.

Home ground advantage for Gujarat

Defending champions Gujarat Titans topped the league stage. The Gujarat team had 20 points from 14 matches with 10 wins and 4 losses. However, in Qualifier-1, the team had to face defeat against Chennai Super Kings. The team has got one more chance to qualify for the finals. Gujarat can get the advantage of home ground. The Gujarat team has played 8 matches on this ground so far, out of which it has won 5 matches.

Gujarat and Mumbai face to face

Gujarat Titans does not have a long history in IPL. The Gujarat team had entered the IPL last season and managed to win the title. Talking about the statistics between the two teams, the Mumbai team is ahead of Gujarat. So far 3 matches have been played between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians in IPL. Meanwhile, Mumbai has won 2 matches and Gujarat has won one match. In IPL 2023, both the teams played 2 matches in which both the teams won 1-1 matches.