GT vs CSK / Jadeja scored 10 runs in the last 2 balls to give Chennai the 5th IPL trophy

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 30, 2023, 01:38 AM
GT vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL 2023 title. Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets in a thrilling final played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. CSK needed 10 runs off the last two balls. Ravindra Jadeja hit a six on the fifth ball and a four on the last ball to make CSK the IPL champion for the fifth time. With this, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni equaled Rohit in terms of winning the most IPL titles.

Rohit has made Mumbai the winner five times under his captaincy. Now Dhoni has also made Chennai the champion five times. Chennai had earlier won the title in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.

171 runs scored in 15 overs

Batting first after losing the toss, Gujarat scored 214 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. Sai Sudarshan scored 96 and Wriddhiman Saha scored 54 runs. It started raining in the second innings. Chennai got the target of 171 runs in 15 overs. The team achieved the target by losing 5 wickets.

Noor Ahmed took 2 wickets

Noor Ahmed took 2 wickets from Gujarat. He put pressure on the Chennai batters from the very first over. He sent Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway to the pavilion in his second over. He gave only 17 runs in his 3 over spell.

Fifty partnership in 4 overs powerplay

Chasing a target of 171 in 15 overs, CSK got off to a brisk start through Devon Conway and Rituraj Gaikwad. Both made the team score 52 runs in just 4 overs. After the reduction of overs, the powerplay was also reduced to 4 overs only.

CSK wickets fell like this...

First: Noor Ahmed bowled a fuller length googly in the third ball of the 7th over. Rituraj Gaikwad is caught at point. He scored 26 runs.

Second: Noor Ahmed bowled leg spin in the last ball of the 7th over. Devon Conway is caught at long off. He scored 47 runs.

Third: Mohit Sharma bowled a slower short pitch in the fifth ball of the 11th over. Ajinkya Rahane caught at deep covers. He scored 27 runs.

Play stopped for 2 hours due to rain

After the first innings got over at 9:20 am, the second innings started half an hour late. Artist Vivian Divine performed for 10 minutes in between. Due to this the second innings started at 9:55 am with a delay of 20 minutes. But after 3 balls it rained.

It rained only for 15 minutes, but due to wet ground, the second innings started at 12:10 pm. 5 overs were reduced and CSK got the target of 171 runs in 15 overs.

Game change rules

There is a target of 171 runs in 15 overs.

There will be a powerplay of 4 overs.

A bowler can bowl a maximum of 3 overs.

CSK bowlers yearning for wicket

Chennai bowlers got only 2 wickets in 19 overs. Deepak Chahar sent Saha and Ravindra Jadeja to the pavilion to Gill. Mathish Pathirana took 2 wickets in the last over.

Fifty of Saha with Sudarshan

Wriddhiman Saha scored 54, Shubman Gill scored 39 and Hardik Pandya scored 21 runs from Gujarat. Sai Sudarshan, who landed at number-3, played an explosive inning of 96 runs off 47 balls. In the last, Rashid Khan got out without opening the account.

Sudarshan scored the third highest score in the final. Before him, Wriddhiman Saha in 2014 and Shane Watson in 2018 have scored centuries.

Chahar missed the catches of both Gill and Saha

Deepak Chahar dropped catches of both Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill in the powerplay. The fourth ball of the second over, Tushar Deshpande threw a good length on the leg stump. Gill flicks it, the ball goes to Chahar at square leg. But Chahar missed the ball and could not complete the catch. In this way Gill got life on the score of 3 runs.

Chahar then dropped Saha's catch on his own bowling in the fifth over. He bowled the first ball short pitch slower. Saha plays the shot towards the front, the ball comes to Chahar, but he cannot catch the follow through.

Gujarat's fast start in Powerplay

Electing to bat after losing the toss, Gujarat made a slow start in the first 2 overs. But from the third over, Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill started scoring runs fast. Both the players also got one life, after which both of them hit big shots and took the team's score to 62 runs in 6 overs.

There was a 67-run partnership between the two. Gill was dismissed after scoring 39 runs and this partnership was broken.

Saha's Fifty in 36 balls

Wriddhiman Saha of Gujarat made Fifty in 36 balls. He started hitting big shots in the powerplay overs itself. He first shared a 67-run partnership with Gill, then also shared a 64-run partnership with Sai Sudarshan. He became the victim of Deepak Chahar after scoring 54 runs in 39 balls.

Sudarshan missed the century

Sai Sudarshan, who came out to bat at number-3 after Shubman Gill, made a steady start. Then after the 12th over, the spinners started hitting big shots. He completed his fifty in 33 balls. He got out in the 20th over after scoring 96 runs.

Gujarat's wickets fell like this...

First: Ravindra Jadeja bowled the last ball of the 7th over on a good length. Shubman Gill misses the ball to drive, stumped by MS Dhoni behind the wicket. Gill scored 39 runs.

Second: The last ball of the 14th over, Deepak Chahar bowled a slower short pitch. Wriddhiman Saha plays a big shot, the ball gets stuck in the air. Dhoni took a brilliant high catch behind the wicket.

Third: The third ball of the 20th over, Mathish Pathirana bowled a yorker at the middle stump. Sai Sudarshan is out LBW. He scored 96 runs.

Fourth: The last ball of the 20th over, Pathirana bowled a fuller length slower. Rashid Khan is caught out.

Dhoni playing 250th match

This is Dhoni's 250th match in IPL, he became the first player to do so. After him Rohit Sharma has played 243 and Dinesh Karthik has played 242 matches.

The closing ceremony lasted for about 25 minutes.

The closing ceremony of IPL started with the performance of DJ Nucleya. After Nucleya, rapper King performed songs like 'Maan Meri Jaan' and 'Tu Aa Ke Dekh Le'. The closing ceremony lasted for about 25 minutes. After the end of the first innings, Vivian Devine also performed in the middle of the stadium for 10 minutes.

Ambati Rayudu playing last match

CSK middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu wrote in his social media post before the IPL match on Sunday that this will be his last match in IPL.

Rayudu has scored 139 runs in 15 matches of the current season at a strike rate of 132.38. In the overall IPL, Rayudu has scored 4329 runs in 203 matches at a strike rate of 127.29. He has 1 century and 22 half-centuries to his name.

See the playing-11 of both the teams

Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (captain), Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Sai Sudarshan, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmed, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma.

Impact Players: Joshua Little, Sreekar Bharat, Odion Smith, R Sai Kishore and Shivam Mavi.

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Devon Conway, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mahish Teekshana, Mathish Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande.

Impact Players: Shivam Dubey, Mitchell Santner, S Senapati, Sheikh Rashid and Akash Singh.