Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious in a thrilling finale of IPL 2023, defeating the Gujarat Titans on the final ball to secure their fifth IPL title. The rain disrupted proceedings, leading to a reduction in the second innings to 15 overs, with the Titans needing to chase down 171 runs. Sai Sudharsan’s exceptional knock of 96 runs off just 47 deliveries, comprising of eight boundaries and six maximums, propelled the Gujarat Titans to a total of 214 runs in the IPL 2023 final against CSK.
In the final, MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Gujarat Titans. The Titans, aiming for their second consecutive IPL title, faced the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023 Final, which marked the first-ever occurrence of a ‘Reserve Day’ to determine the champion. Originally scheduled for Sunday, the IPL 2023 final was unable to commence at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad due to a severe hail and thunderstorm accompanied by rain on Sunday evening. As a result, cricket enthusiasts had to endure an extra day of anticipation, eagerly waiting to discover the IPL 2023 champion after the rainstorm in Hyderabad dampened spirits on Sunday, May 28th.
Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, emerged victorious over Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans, who were aiming to defend their title back-to-back this year. A notable player to watch out for is Shubman Gill, who has been in scintillating form, having scored three centuries in his last three matches for the Gujarat Titans. It will be intriguing to witness the battle between Gill and the young bowling unit of the four-time IPL champions as they strive to contain his explosive batting prowess.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) found themselves in a chase of 171 runs in 15 overs after rain disrupted their pursuit right from the first over on the Reserve Day of the IPL 2023 Final. The Gujarat Titans had set a record total of 214 for 4 in their allotted 20 overs, but CSK displayed nerves of steel when it mattered the most, securing their record-equalling fifth title.
In the tense finale, MS Dhoni, seated in the dugout, had his eyes closed, unable to witness the last three balls of the thrilling encounter. With Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease, CSK required 13 runs, while Mohit Sharma, who had taken 27 wickets on his IPL comeback with the Gujarat Titans, executed perfect yorkers to bring the equation down to 10 runs from just 2 deliveries.
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