IPL 2023 Final: Chennai Super Kings Bag Fifth Title By Defeating Gujarat Titans In A Rain-Marred Thriller Clash

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Chennai Super Kings captured the fifth IPL title by defeating Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

After the match got washed out on Sunday evening, it was shifted to Monday. Coming on to bat, Wriddhiman Saha scored a brilliant 54 off 39 on a day when his prolific opening partner Shubman Gill was limited to a score of 39 off 20.

Drizzles appeared throughout the GT innings which didn’t cause stoppages of any kind. Sai Sudharsan propelled Gujarat Titans to a score of 214/4 as he smashed 96 off just 47 balls. The 23-year-old Chennai cricketer smashed eight fours and six sixes in his innings as he made the most of the death overs.

Meanwhile, the rain ultimately caused stoppage came eventually after the third ball of the first over of the CSK innings with heavy rain pouring down at the stadium. While the rain itself didn’t last long, it was the wet outfield, particularly a problematic practice pitch at the edge of the square that caused the biggest delay. Finally, the match got reduced to 15 overs and CSK’s target was revised to 171.

Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad gave a blistering start to CSK’s chase. They bagged plenty of boundaries and brought 50 runs in 4 overs. Noor Ahmad made the breakrhought after dismissing Gaikwad. GT tried to get back in the game with consecutive wickets and slowed down CSK’s momentum. However, Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu scored fours and maximums regularly before Rayudu was dismissed. While MS Dhoni marched down to the crease, he was sent back to the dressing room after a golden duck. Ultimately, Jadeja steered the yellow outfit to their fifth IPL title.

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