TATA IPL 2023: GT vs CSK highlights and match report. The TATA IPL 2023 began with a win for the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, as they defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report
In a tight finish at Ahmedabad, Shubman Gill’s outstanding performance of 63 off 36 balls helped the Titans chase down 179, after Ruturaj Gaikwad had lit up the Narendra Modi Stadium with a whirlwind 92 off 50 balls.
Rashid Khan played a crucial role for GT as well, taking figures of 2/26 from four overs and hitting 10 off 3 balls to help the Titans cross the finish line, along with Rahul Tewatia (15 off 14).
In pursuit of 179, Gujarat Titans got off to a brisk start as Saha and Gill went after Tushar Deshpande, the first-ever Impact player of the IPL, who replaced Ambati Rayudu at the start of the second innings. They hit a six and a couple of fours, making it 15 runs off the second over.
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Saha played the role of the aggressor as he smashed a pull for a six off Chahar and heaved one over mid-wicket off debutant Rajvardhan Hangargekar for a four. However, the debutant bounced back hard to dismiss Saha (25) three balls later, as Shivam Dube pouched a brilliant catch at third man.
In the 1st match of IPL 2023 GT vs CSK highlights and match report, the Gujarat Titans team announced B Sai Sudharsan as their Impact Player after Kane Williamson got injured while attempting to catch the ball on the boundary line. Sudharsan made an immediate impact by hitting a four-through the square leg on the first ball he faced. Gill also contributed to the team’s score by hitting a four and a six off Deshpande, bringing up GT’s fifty. Sudharsan and Gill continued their good form by hitting a four each off Mitchell Santner, and GT ended the Powerplay with a score of 65/1.
Gill and Sudharsan continued to score runs steadily and reached their 50-run partnership. At this point, CSK was in need of a wicket. MS Dhoni made a smart decision by bringing back Hangargekar, and it paid off as Sudharsan was caught behind for 22 runs.
Despite Sudharsan’s dismissal, Gill remained aggressive and played some impressive shots. He swept one for four off Jadeja and then hit the next ball over extra cover for a stunning six. Gill reached his fifty off just 30 balls, showcasing his excellent batting skills.
While Gill was playing confidently, CSK managed to take a crucial wicket at the other end. Jadeja, who had been bowling exceptionally well, dismissed GT captain Pandya for 8 runs as he missed his slog sweep. Jadeja’s impressive bowling figures of 4-0-28-1 showcased his all-round skills and helped CSK gain an advantage over GT.
Gill and Shankar formed a partnership and added 27 runs off just 17 balls. However, in the 15th over, Dhoni brought back Deshpande, and his decision paid off as he dismissed Gill for 63 runs off 36 balls. Gill had hit Deshpande for a six off the previous ball, but the CSK bowler managed to get the crucial wicket of the GT opener.
Santner and Chahar bowled tightly, only allowing seven and four runs respectively, which increased the pressure and left the equation at 30 runs needed off 18 balls. Hangargekar then gave away only one run in the first three balls of the 18th over.
Vijay Shankar hit a six over deep mid-wicket, but Hangargekar quickly outfoxed him with a slower ball, and Santner caught him brilliantly at long off. Hangargekar bowled an excellent over, taking a wicket and giving away only seven runs. With 23 runs needed off 11 balls, Chahar bowled a ball down the leg side, and Tewatia missed his flick, resulting in four leg byes. Rashid Khan then hit a six over deep mid-wicket and a four over short third man, bringing the equation down to 8 runs needed off 6 balls.
In the final over of GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, the final over began with a WIDE from Deshpande. Tewatia, known for his finishing skills, hit a six over extra cover and then sealed the victory for Gujarat by smashing a four down the ground, winning the game by five wickets in style. On his IPL debut, Rajvardhan Hangargekar was the standout performer for CSK, taking three wickets for 36 runs.
Before the match in GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bowl. Kane Williamson and Josh Little were given the Gujarat Titans caps. B Sai Sudharsan, Jayant Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Abhinav Manohar, and Srikar Bharat were named as substitutes. Meanwhile, CSK gave all-rounder Rajvardhan Hangargekar his debut and listed Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, and Nishant Sindhu as their substitutes.
In GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, GT’s Mohd. Shami began the match strongly, getting some early movement and beating Devon Conway’s outside edge. He only gave away two runs in the first over. In the second over of IPL match 1st GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the boundary account by flicking one through mid-wicket off Hardik Pandya, which quickly raced away. Two balls later, he hit another four by blazing one through covers.
Shami’s bowling was exceptional, and he took the first wicket of TATA IPL 2023 in the following over. He cleaned up Conway with a beautiful delivery, marking his 100th IPL wicket.
As per GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Despite the pressure, Ruturaj kept up his attacking play. He hit the first delivery from Josh Little for a six over fine leg and followed it up with a powerful four through backward point. Moeen Ali also got in on the action, hitting a four through point to contribute to a 15-run over. Moeen continued his aggressive approach, hitting two fours and a six off a Free-Hit from Shami to score 17 runs in the over.
The next over saw some dramatic moments In GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, as Hardik Pandya brought Rashid Khan into the attack. The umpire initially gave Moeen out LBW on the third ball, but the batter reviewed it. Replays showed that the ball was pitching outside leg, and the decision was overturned. Moeen then hit the next ball straight back past Rashid for a four. However, Rashid made a comeback and had Moeen caught behind off the very next ball. As a result, CSK reached 51/2 at the end of the Powerplay.
In the 1st match between GT vs CSK highlights and match report, Ruturaj continued to impress as he hit a couple of stunning lofts for consecutive sixes off Pandya. However, he had a stroke of luck when there was a mix-up with Stokes, but Gill missed his direct hit. Gaikwad had given up, but he managed to survive.
Rashid dealt a crucial blow by having Stokes caught behind, just after the England all-rounder had hit the previous ball down the ground for a four.
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Ruturaj showed his prowess in hitting sixes when he faced Alzarri Joseph’s delivery and flicked it for a six over deep square leg. He continued his impressive performance by hitting another six off just 23 balls, heaving one over deep square leg for a massive maximum three balls later. This was his fastest IPL half-century, and he ended the over with another six by heaving one over deep backward square leg, making it 18 off the over.
In GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Ruturaj brought up his team’s 100 by pulling one over deep square leg for a huge six off Little. He continued his six-hitting spree by lofting one over wide long off, off Yash Dayal. As per In GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Rayudu also joined the party by swinging one over deep square leg off Dayal for the second six of the over.
In the following over of Match 1st GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Gujarat Titans suffered a setback when Kane Williamson injured his leg while attempting to catch the ball on the boundary line with a spectacular effort.
Josh Little managed to break the 51-run partnership by cleaning up Rayudu for 12, which also marked his maiden IPL wicket. This wicket proved to be crucial in helping GT pull things back in the next three overs, which only went for 19 runs.
Gaikwad managed to break the shackles by pulling one over deep mid-wicket for another six off Rashid. However, he fell short of his century as he was caught brilliantly by Shubman Gill at long on for 92 (50) off a high full toss from Joseph. Joseph’s wicket-taking spree continued as he sent Jadeja back in the same over, finishing with figures of 2/33 after conceding 18 runs in his first over.
After struggling to time the ball in GT vs CSK Highlights and Match Report, Shivam Dube managed to hammer a pull-over deep square leg off Shami for a massive 97m six. However, Shami continued with the short ball approach and bounced Dube out on the very next ball.
In the final over, Dhoni hit a six and a four off Dayal’s bowling, which helped CSK to reach a total of 178/7.
At the beginning of the second innings of the match GT vs CSK highlights and match report, Tushar Deshpande replaced Ambati Rayudu and became the first Impact Player of the IPL.
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