Defending champions Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the IPL 2023 opener at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Ruturaj Gaikwad got off to a brilliant start in the opener match against Dhoni led CSK with quick fire 92 off just 50 deliveries with the assistance of nine huge sixes all over the park and four hard hitting boundaries down the ground.
Indian baby GOAT Shubman Gill overshadowed CSK’s talented opener Gaikwad’s superb knock. He gave a strong, forceful and fitting response to the CSK opener’s knock by a strong performance, 63 off just 36 deliveries.
Hardik Pandya led Gujarat Titans chased down the 179 runs in the 20th over. GT has now won all of their three matches against CSK in IPL history.
CSK fast bowler Tushar Deshpande, who became IPL’s first-ever Impact Player, recorded the costliest spell (3.2-0-51-1) in the match.
Chennai Super Kings 178/7 (20)
Ruturaj Gaikwad 92 (50) 4sx4 6sx9
Rajvardhan Hangargekar 4-0-36-3
Gujarat Titans 182/5 (19.2)
Shubman Gill 63 (36) 4sx6 6sx3
Gujarat Titans won by five wickets
POTM: Rashid Khan
10 (3) & 4-0-26-2
Rashid Khan’s all-around performance was crucial in GT’s victory, as he not only recorded impressive figures of 2/26 but also contributed 10 runs in just three balls to help his team cross the finishing line.