Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) became IPL champions for the fifth time as they won 30…
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) became IPL champions for the fifth time as they defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) via DLS in the final of IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 30, 2023. beat by 5 wickets. The match was due to take place on Sunday, 28 May, but torrential rain ruined the schedule, forcing the crucial match to be played on a reserve day.
MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl first, knowing that the Ahmedabad surface was good for chasing with rain and dew. The veteran CSK keeper-batsman, MS Dhoni, was leading the side for the 226th time in the IPL and playing his 250th IPL match overall, which is a record.
Before being caught by MS Dhoni off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill had scored 39 runs and scored 890 runs in 17 matches for IPL 2023. He contributed 67 runs for the first wicket with Wriddhiman Saha.
Saha then played an innings of 54 runs in 39 balls. Then Sai Sudarshan scored 96 runs in just 47 balls with the help of 6 sixes and 8 fours. Hardik’s 12-ball 21* propelled GT to a massive 214/4 in 20 overs.
In reply, CSK’s innings was halted for two hours due to rain and they were given a revised target of 171 runs in 15 overs. Openers Devon Conway (47) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (26) got CSK off to a brisk start, adding 74 runs in 6.3 overs.
But Noor Ahmed dismissed both and then it was a cameo game for the CSK batsmen. Ajinkya Rahane scored 27 off 13 balls in his last IPL innings, Ambati Rayudu scored 19 off 8 balls and Shivam Dube remained unbeaten on 32 off 21 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja proved to be the hero as he hit a six and a four off the last two balls when CSK needed 10 runs to seal a 5-wicket win via the DLS method. Mohit Sharma ended with 3/36, while Noor Ahmed took 2/17.