In a crucial encounter of IPL 2023 Qualifiers 2, between the Gujarat Titans and the Mumbai Indians, a significant moment unfolded as Joshua Little delivered a crucial blow to the Mumbai Indians’ batting lineup. The dismissal occurred when Little bowled a well-directed length ball at the stumps, which skidded through and kept a tad low.
Mumbai Indians’ batsman Cameron Green, who had earlier come in to bat but was retired out due to an injury, returned to the crease with the hope of making a substantial contribution. However, his stay at the wicket was short-lived as he fell victim to a brilliant delivery from Little. Green attempted a cross-batted shot, but the ball sneaked under his bat and clipped the top of the leg stump.
The breakthrough came at a crucial moment in the game, providing the Gujarat Titans with the much-needed wicket. Green’s dismissal was a significant setback for the Mumbai Indians, as he had the potential to turn the tide in their favor with his big-hitting capabilities. He departed after scoring 30 runs off 20 deliveries, including two boundaries and two sixes.
Earlier in the match, Mumbai Indians’ wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan suffered a serious accident involving teammate Chris Jordan, resulting in a dangerous eye injury. As a result, Kishan had to be ruled out of the game. In his absence, Vishnu Vinod took over as the concussion substitute and joined the batting lineup.
The Mumbai Indians will now heavily rely on Vinod to contribute with the bat and help steer their innings towards a competitive total. The loss of Green’s wicket further emphasizes the importance of partnerships and contributions from the remaining batsmen.