Who won yesterday’s match in IPL 2023?
Gujarat Titans (GT) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by five wickets in yesterday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Sent to bat after losing the toss, CSK went 178/7 on the board as Ruturaj Gaikwad took the top score with 92 of 50. Shubman Gill (63 of 36) set up Gujarat’s pursuit before a whirlwind of sixth wicket 26* between Rashid Khan (10* from 3) and Rahul Tewatia (15* from 14) brought GT home in 19.2 overs.
With two overs to go, Gujarat needed 23. Rashid slammed the first ball he faced from Deepak Chahar over midwicket for a six. The next ball went for a four as Rashid tossed his bat into it. Tewatia then hit Tushar Deshpande for six and four consecutive deliveries to send Gujarat over the finish line.
Chasing 179, GT got off to a flying start, running away at 65/1 when the power play ended. Deshpande, who became the first Impact player in the IPL, replacing Ambati Rayudu, was met with a six and a four by Wriddhiman Saha. The GT opener looked ominous but perished for 25 of 16, moving Rajvardhan Hangargekar to third man deep.
Gill, however, continued his impressive form and still reached half a century. He lifted Deshpande for a six on wide halfway through and turned the strike well.
Gill and Sai Sudharsan, who entered as Impact player for injured Kane Williamson, added 53 for the second wicket before the latter fell for 22 of 17. He made a short delivery from Hangargekar to Dhoni .
In the very next, however, Gill hit Ravindra Jadeja for four and six straight deliveries and quickly reached his half century.
Jadeja kept Chennai in the chase, clearing Hardik Pandya (8) as the GT skipper missed his sweep. Gill’s beautiful shot ended when he finished a pull from Deshpande to deep midwicket.
Vijay Shankar contributed a practice 27 from 21 before Rashid and Tewatia provided the finishing touches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s brilliance takes CSK to 178/7
Gaikwad slammed four fours and nine sixes in a terrific display of clean shots as Chennai put a competitive score on the board even as Gujarat continued to nibble at the other end.
Bowling first after winning the toss, Mohammad Shami gave GT a good start, clearing Devon Conway (1) with a full delivery that bowed around the wicket. The CSK fly-half opted for an extravagant practice but was beaten in the end. The scalp was Shami’s 100th in the IPL.
Gaikwad took on Josh Little in the fourth, breaking him for a six and a four on straight deliveries. Moeen Ali took the offense to Shami as 17 came out of the fifth.
The southpaw got an lbw decision over Rashid overturned in the final over of powerplay. The Leggie GT, however, had the last laugh as Moeen (23) netted a big shot attempt at the keeper.
Gaikwad continued impressively. In the seventh over, he launched Pandya for maximum offside. At the other end, Ben Stokes (7) was caught by a tank top from Rashid even as Gaikwad went over his fifty in 23 balls, hitting Alzarri Joseph for three sixes in an over.
The CSK opener looked sublime from one end but Ambati Rayudu (12) perished on a bad shot. He was cleaned up by Little as he left for some wild labor.
Gaikwad’s nice shot ended when he was caught by Joseph as he attempted another big shot. Jadeja (1) also perished in the same over, sending Gujarat pacer straight to deep midwicket.
Shivam Dube struggled to start most of his heats. He had a six against Shami but dropped the next ball for an ungainly 19 of 18.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni (14* from 7) played a handy cameo, clubbing Little for a four and a six in the final over.
GT vs CSK: Who won player of the match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 match?
Gaikwad has been brilliant for CSK with the bat. But for its innings, Chennai would have struggled to set a competitive score. Hangargekar impressed with the ball, claiming 3/36.
For GT, point guards Shami and Joseph claimed two scalps each. Rashid also picked up two wickets and also played a sizzling cameo. Gill laid the groundwork for the chase with another hard-hitting jab.
Rashid was named Player of the Match for his versatile talent.