Shubman Gill hit his first Indian Premier League century as defending champions Gujarat Titans sealed a play-off spot with a 34-point win that eliminates Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Gill hit 101 of 58 as Gujarat went 188-9, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking 5-30, including three in the final.
Hyderabad fell to 59-7 in response and eventually finished 154-9 to be knocked out with two games remaining.
Gujarat are the first to go through, with seven players remaining in contention for three places.
The win also secures a top-two spot for Gujarat, meaning they will have two chances to reach the final on May 28.
Hyderabad again left England’s Harry Brook and Adil Rashid on the bench and it was another sub-par performance.
Gujarat, who won the title in their inaugural season in 2022, would likely have been disappointed with their midterm tally.
They were 163-3 after 16 overs but lost six wickets for 25 runs, including Gill on the first ball in the final over.
The right-hander paced his innings superbly and a century crowns a superb season for the 23-year-old right-hander, who is now the second-highest scorer with 576, averaging 48.
Although he was disappointed not to reach 200, the Titans tally looked more than adequate after Mohammed Shami took it 3-17 on the power play to leave Hyderabad 45-4.
However, South African wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen reduced it to 66 from 24 balls to give Hyderabad an outside chance.
This forced Shami back and Klaasen lost 64 of 44 balls to end any hope of a spectacular win.