The Gujarat Titans (GT) beat the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) by 5 wickets in yesterday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Despatched into bat after shedding the toss, CSK put 178/7 on the board as Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored with 92 off 50. Shubman Gill (63 off 36) arrange Gujarat’s chase earlier than a whirlwind sixth-wicket stand of 26* between Rashid Khan (10* off 3) and Rahul Tewatia (15* off 14) took GT house in 19.2 overs.
With two overs to go, Gujarat wanted 23. Rashid slammed the primary ball he confronted from Deepak Chahar over midwicket for a six. The following ball went for a 4 as Rashid threw his bat at it. Tewatia then smacked Tushar Deshpande for six and 4 off consecutive deliveries to carry Gujarat previous the end line.
Chasing 179, GT off to a blazing begin, racing away to 65/1 on the finish of the powerplay. Deshpande, who turned the primary Impression Participant within the IPL, changing Ambati Rayudu, was welcomed by a six and a 4 by Wriddhiman Saha. The GT opener appeared in ominous contact, however perished for 25 off 16, miscuing Rajvardhan Hangargekar to deep third man.
Gill, nevertheless, continued his spectacular type and reached one more half-century. He lifted Deshpande for a six over vast mid-on and rotated the strike properly.
Gill and Sai Sudharsan, who got here in because the Impression Participant for the injured Kane Williamson, added 53 for the second wicket earlier than the latter fell for 22 off 17. He nicked a brief supply from Hangargekar to Dhoni.
Within the very subsequent over, although, Gill struck Ravindra Jadeja for a 4 and a six off consecutive deliveries and shortly reached his half-century.
Jadeja stored Chennai within the hunt, cleansing up Hardik Pandya (8) because the GT skipper missed his sweep. Gill’s effective knock ended when he toe-ended a pull off Deshpande to deep midwicket.
Vijay Shankar contributed a useful 27 off 21 earlier than Rashid and Tewatia supplied the ultimate flourish.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s brilliance lifts CSK to 178/7
Gaikwad slammed 4 fours and 9 sixes in a terrific show of fresh hitting as Chennai put up a aggressive rating on the board whilst Gujarat stored chipping away on the different finish.
Bowling first after successful the toss, Mohammad Shami acquired GT off to an excellent begin, cleansing up Devon Conway (1) with a full supply that angled in from across the wicket. The CSK opener went for an extravagant drive however was crushed all finally ends up. The scalp was Shami’s one centesimal within the IPL.
Gaikwad took on Josh Little within the fourth over, smashing him for a six and a 4 off consecutive deliveries. Moeen Ali took the assault to Shami as 17 got here off the fifth over.
The left-hander acquired a lbw determination towards Rashid overturned within the final over of the powerplay. The GT leggie, nevertheless, had the final chortle as Moeen (23) nicked an tried large hit to the keeper.
Gaikwad carried on in spectacular vogue. Within the seventh over, he launched Pandya for optimum via the off-side. On the different finish, Ben Stokes (7) was caught off a skidder from Rashid whilst Gaikwad raced previous his fifty in 23 balls, clobbering Alzarri Joseph for 3 sixes in an over.
The CSK opener appeared in chic type at one finish, however Ambati Rayudu (12) perished to a poor stroke. He was cleaned up by Short time going for a wild slog.
Gaikwad’s effective knock ended when he was caught off a excessive full toss by Joseph as he tried one other large hit. Jadeja (1) additionally perished in the identical over, flicking the Gujarat pacer straight to deep midwicket.
Shivam Dube struggled to get going for many of his innings. He managed a six off Shami however fell the very subsequent ball for an ungainly 19 off 18.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni (14* off 7) performed a useful cameo, clubbing Little for a 4 and a six within the final over.
GT vs CSK: Who received Participant of the Match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 match?
Gaikwad was sensible for CSK with the bat. However for his innings, Chennai would have struggled to place up a aggressive rating. Hangargekar impressed with the ball, claiming 3/36.
For GT, pacers Shami and Joseph claimed two scalps apiece. Rashid additionally picked up two wickets and performed a scorching cameo as properly. Gill laid the muse for the chase with one more impactful knock.
Rashid was named the Participant of the Match for his all-round brilliance.
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Edited by Renin Wilben Albert