Gill 63*, Rashid four-for lead Gujarat Titans to playoff

The IPL’s newest franchises knew that the winner of Monday night’s game would officially seal a spot in the playoffs as well as taking big strides towards a top-two finish, and the game looked in the balance after Titans posted the joint-lowest total batting first this season in Pune while losing only four wickets in a curious innings. Shubman Gill batted through the 20 overs for 63 not out off 49 balls as Titans focused on keeping wickets in hand and rotating strike after choosing to bat, but the value of his innings only became fully apparent when Super Giants crumbled against spin in the chase.

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