CSK vs GT: 1st Match | GT defeated CSK by 5 wickets

GT defeated CSK by 5 wickets
GT defeated CSK by 5 wickets

In the inaugural match of TATA IPL 2023, CSK vs GT, defending champions, Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets on 31st March, 2023 at Narendar Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Titans won the toss & elected to field first.

Ruturaj kept smashing since the very beginning of the innings. As a result, he completed 50 in just 23 balls with SR of 217. On the other hand, no other batsman put respectable score on the scoreboard. Finally, Ruturaj smashed 9 humongous sixes amassing 92 off 50 balls with SR of 184.00.

Tushar Deshpande is the 1st impact player in IPL history
Tushar Deshpande is the 1st impact player in IPL history

At one moment, CSK seemed to put 200+ runs on the board but continuous fall of wickets halted the scoreboard at 7/178 in 20 overs.

GT needed 179 runs to win 1st match of TATA IPL 2023
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Gujarat Titans came to bat & started taking bowlers in their radars. Therefore, scored 37 in 3.5 overs and in 9.3 overs, they piled up 90 with 2 wickets down. GT needed 89 off 63 balls after 9.3 overs.

Gill played the anchor role hitting 3 lofty sixes and 6 boundaries with SR of 175.00 scoring 63 off 36 balls. CSK made comeback in 13th & 15th overs taking bails of Pandya & Gill out respectively.

Gujarat Titans looked confident to finish the target easily but wicket of Vijay Shankar put some smile in CSK’s dugout. After 18 overs, GT needed 23 off 12 balls. But, that smile didn’t last long as Rashid Khan scored back to back 6, 4 on 18.4 and 18.5 respectively against Deepak Chahar resulting in GT requiring just 8 off 6 balls.

In the last over, Tewatia scored winning boundary down the ground against Tushar Deshpande making Gujarat Titans win the opener by 5 wickets.

Sai Sudharsan is GT's impact player

CSK Batting Stats:

D Conwayb Shami160016.67
R Gaikwadc Gill b Alzarri Joseph925049184.00
M Alic W Saha b Rashid Khan231741135.29
B Stokesc W Saha b Rashid Khan7610116.67
A Rayudub Joshua Little121201100.00
S Dubec Rashid Khan b M Shami191801105.56
R Jadejac V Shankar b Alzarri Joseph120050.00
MS Dhoni (c&wk)not out14711200.00
M Santnernot out130033.33
Extras(lb 6, b 1, nb 1)8
Total20 overs178/7
Didn’t BatD Chahar, R Hangargekar
Fall Of Wickets14/1 (Conway, 2.2), 50/2 (M Ali, 5.5), 70/3 (Stokes, 7.4), 121/4 (Rayudu, 12.5)
151/5 (R Gaikwad, 17.1)153/6 (R Jadeja, 17.4), 163/7 (S Dube, 18.3)

Gujarat Titans Bowling Stats:

J Little40411010.25
R Khan4026206.50
A Joseph4033208.25
Y Dayal10140014.00

Gujarat Titans Batting Stats:

W Saha (wk)c S Dube b R Hangargekar251622156.25
S Gillc R Gaikwad b T Deshpande633663175.00
S Sudharsanc Dhoni b R Hangargekar221730129.41
H Pandya (c)b R Jadeja8110072.73
V Shankarc Santner b R Hangargekar272121128.57
Rahul Tewatianot out151411107.14
Rashid Khannot out10311333.33
Extras(lb 6, wd 4, nb 2)12
Total19.2 overs182/5
Didn’t BatK Williamson, Md. Shami
Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph
Fall Of Wickets37/1 (W Saha, 3.5), 90/2 (S Sudharsan, 9.3) 111/3 (H Pandya, 12.1)
138/4 (S Gill, 14.6)156/5 (V Shankar, 17.6)

CSK Bowling Stats:

D Chahar4029007.25
T Deshpande3.20511215.3
R Hangargekar4036349.00
M Santner4032008.00
R Jadeja4028107.00

Man of the Match was awarded to Rashid Khan for 10(3) & 2/26(4).

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