GT vs CSK: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings achieved a shocking defence of 172 within the first (*15*) of IPL 2023 as they defeated Gujarat Titans by 15 runs. Four-time champions CSK scored 172 on a difficult floor of MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai earlier than their spinners starred and assist them limit GT to 157. With this, Chennai have confirmed their ticket to Ahmedabad and have reached of their 10th IPL remaining.
CSK apply breaks on difficult floor
The 172-run goal was appeared suspiciously as dew helps the chasing groups. But with no dew coming in and floor changing into slower, the Chennai bowlers utilized breaks to the robust batting unit of GT. The spinners had been fairly economical within the center. The duo of Maheesh Theekshana and Ravindra Jadeja gave solely 46 runs of their 8 overs and received 4 wickets as nicely.
Deepak Chahar began doing harm as he received Saha out on his second over. Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya then tried to regular the ship, however the latter fell to Theekshana. Gill was batting nicely and was seeking to time the ball superbly. But a brief ball from Chahar, put curtains on his 42-run innings. With 58 wanted off 24 balls, Rashid Khan tried placing some life into the chase. He and Vijay Shankar collected 32 runs within the sixteenth and seventeenth overs to inflict hopes of the guests. But Pathirana, who had a uncommon off day, took Shankar, earlier than Dhoni plotted Rashid’s dismissal by including an additional fielder on the off aspect for Tushar Deshpande. Pathirana gave 11 within the remaining over however they weren’t sufficient as CSK discovered a approach to beat GT for the primary time in 4 makes an attempt.
Chennai get to 172, due to Gaikwad
Chennai Super Kings made a shaky begin as Ruturaj Gaikwad received fortunate within the begin. New entrant Darshan had received the CSK right-handed opener at mid-wicket however he had overstepped. Gaikwad then hit a six and a boundary to kick begin the innings. The openers took Chennai to 49 with out a wicket down. They collected a number of extra runs rapidly and went to 85 within the first 10 overs however the ball appeared gripping a bit. Mohit Sharma quickly discovered Gaikwad miscuing a pull within the eleventh over to long-on to search out the opening.
After the wicket of Gaikwad, CSK slowed down a bit within the center overs. Noor Ahmad bowled Shivam Dube within the twelfth over and Rahane fell prey to Darshan after hitting a six within the fifteenth over. By the center part received over, CSK had been at 31/4 after 16 overs. Later Ravindra Jadeja hit a number of boundaries and helped CSK publish a difficult whole on the board.
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