IPL 2023 Points Table: Shubman Gill eyes top spot in Orange Cap standings | Cricket

Defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT) topped the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 standings with a famous win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday. Shubman Gill’s brilliant century overshadowed Virat Kohli’s record-breaking century as Hardik Pandya and Co. pipped Faf du Plessis’ team in Match No. 70 of IPL 2023 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB’s last home game was also the last outing of the league stage as IPL 2023 heads towards its business end.

Hardik Pandya congratulates batsman Shubman Gill during the IPL 2023 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans (PTI)

Batting first in their last home game of the season, RCB posted a challenging 197-5 in 20 overs. Former RCB captain Kohli hit a brilliant century to break Chris Gayle’s record in IPL. Kohli’s 101* off 61 balls helped set RCB a target of 198 in Bengaluru. Leading the GT attack with the bat, Gill played a blistering knock as the India opener notched up his second century of IPL 2023. Gill’s 104* off 52 balls sealed GT’s victory in 19.1 overs. With the win, GT knocked RCB out of IPL 2023.

RCB’s defeat also helped Mumbai Indians (MI) become the fourth team to enter the playoffs of IPL 2023. Rohit Sharma & Co. join defending champions GT, four-time winners Chennai Super Kings and KL Rahul-less Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2023 playoffs. RCB finished sixth in the IPL 2023 standings while 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) held the wooden spoon record in the 16th season of the elite tournament.

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