Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are now the five-time champions as they defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by 5 wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday, May 29 in the final match of the Indian Premier League 2023. With this win, CSK has now equalled the record of Mumbai Indians (MI) by winning the title 5 times.
Talking about the match, CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bowl first but didn’t start well as they suffered a huge blow when Deepak Chahar dropped the in-from batter Shubman Gill for just 2 runs in the second over of the first innings. 30 runs came off the third and fourth overs combined after that. GT finally found their momentum as a result of that. Despite missing a relatively simple opportunity to run Wriddhiman Saha out, Ravindra Jadeja managed to dismiss Gill with a stunning dismissal in the same over thanks to Dhoni’s lightning-quick stumping.
Saha eventually reached a half-century but departed after scoring 54 runs, however, Sai Sudharsan changed the game because of his superior level of play and ability to consistently hit boundaries. Although he lost out on a lot, the young man performed admirably, scoring 96 runs off just 47 deliveries, including 8 fours and 6 sixes, and assisting the team in scoring a record-breaking total of 214 runs. The top bowler for CSK was Matheesha Pathirana, who took 2 wickets but also gave up 44 runs.
Brilliant batting display by CSK
The match was reduced to 15 overs before the start of the 2nd innings and CSK were given a target of 171 runs. Chasing the target, CSK openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway provided an electric start by stitching a 74-run stand for the first wicket. Gaikwad departed in the 7th over but Conway kept the scoreboard ticking and scored 47 runs off just 25 balls, which included 4 fours and 2 sixes.
However, young Afghanistan leg-spinner Noor Ahmad brought two important breakthroughs in a single over by dismissing Gaikwad and Conway. After this, Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu displayed some brilliant cameos while Shivam Dube was struggling from the other side. The situation came at CSK needing 14 runs in the last over. Jadeja kept his calm and smashed 10 runs in the final two balls of the over and won the match for his team.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Sorry jaddu 😭😭😭😭
— 𝕸𝖀𝕲𝕰 👑 (@thalapathymuge) May 29, 2023
Can't belive this…..Jadduuuuuu!!!!
— Rohit Sharma (@rohitsharma2503) May 29, 2023
PERFECT SCRIPT!! AMAZING EXECUTION 😁
— Abhishek (@abhishaek) May 29, 2023
Jaddu bhai for pm
— elegantsoul25🇮🇳 (@elegantsoul25) May 29, 2023
We won😭 pic.twitter.com/EkXwlmqQu8
— salman (@salman52110570) May 29, 2023
Fans should know his worth ..
— Akshayyyy (@AkshayyMahadik) May 29, 2023
Credit goes to ASHISH NEHRA
— Peter Parker (@ParkerPeet) May 29, 2023
Take a Bow jadeja 🥺💯👏
— dipak (@SanTankos) May 29, 2023