CSK Clinches the IPL Trophy with an Unforgettable Victory Against GT in the Finals


May 30, 2023

In an exhilarating finale at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged victorious, defeating Gujarat Titans (GT) by five wickets to claim their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in the IPL 2023 final. The match took an unexpected turn due to a rain delay, resulting in CSK being set a revised target of 171 runs in 15 overs. It was a nerve-wracking chase, but Ravindra Jadeja showcased his brilliance by smashing a six and a boundary off the final ball, sealing a thrilling victory for CSK. With this triumph, CSK joined the elite club of Mumbai Indians, both teams now holding the record for the most IPL titles with five each.

CSK VS GT: Match Highlights:

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  • CSK captain MS Dhoni chooses to bowl first after winning the toss.
  • GT’s opening batsmen, Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha, start aggressively, achieving the highest-ever Powerplay total in an IPL Final.
  • Dhoni executes a superb stumping to dismiss Gill, ending their partnership at 67 runs.
  • Saha continues his steady innings, while B Sai Sudharsan launches a powerful assault.
  • Saha completes a well-deserved half-century but is eventually dismissed by Deepak Chahar.
  • Sudharsan exhibits incredible hitting, falling just four runs short of a century with an outstanding 96 off 47 balls.
  • GT captain Hardik Pandya contributed valuable runs towards the end.
  • Sudharsan hits two consecutive sixes in the final over before being dismissed on 90 by Matheesha Pathirana.
  • GT finishes with a massive total of 214/4, setting a record-breaking target for CSK in the IPL 2023 Final.
  • Chennai Super Kings need 171 runs off 15 overs to secure the title, following a revised target due to rain.
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway provide a strong start, accumulating 72 runs off the first 6 overs.
  • Noor Ahmed delivers a much-needed breakthrough, dismissing Gaikwad for 26 runs off 16 deliveries in the 7th over.
  • In the same over, Noor Ahmed strikes again, dismissing Conway for 47 on the final delivery.
  • Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane enter the crease, aiming to bring CSK back on track.
  • Rahane performs well, scoring 16 runs off Josh Little’s over, but Noor Ahmed tightens the game with just 5 runs off his final over, finishing with figures of 2-17 in three overs.
  • The game continues to sway back and forth as Rahane and Dube accumulate 13 runs off Rashid Khan’s 2nd over, bringing CSK’s total to 112/2 in 10 overs, with 59 runs needed off 30 deliveries.
  • Mohit Sharma, known as Hardik Pandya’s secret weapon, takes the field and provided a breakthrough by dismissing Rahane for 27 off 13 balls.
  • Dube finds his rhythm, smashing Rashid Khan for two consecutive sixes on the last two deliveries of the 12th over, reigniting CSK’s hopes with 38 runs required off 18 deliveries.
  • Ambati Rayudu showcased a remarkable performance, scoring 16 runs off the first three deliveries of the 13th over, bringing CSK closer to victory.
  • However, the veteran bowler, Mohit Sharma, displays nerves of steel, dismissing both Rayudu and MS Dhoni on consecutive deliveries, leaving CSK needing 21 runs off the last 2 overs.
  • Mohammed Shami performs exceptionally well in the penultimate over, conceding just 8 runs and increasing the pressure on Chennai Super Kings.
  • CSK now faces the task of chasing down 13 runs off Mohit Sharma’s last 6 deliveries.
  • Mohit maintains his composure, giving away only 1 run off his first 2 deliveries.
  • With 12 runs required off 4 deliveries, Mohit impresses further by conceding just 2 runs in the next two deliveries.
  • Chennai Super Kings find themselves in a comfortable position, needing 10 runs off the final 2 deliveries.
  • Ravindra Jadeja’s crucial contribution led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to the title in a thrilling moment.
  • With one ball left, Jadeja displayed exceptional batting skills by hitting a six on the penultimate delivery.
  • CSK needed four runs off the final ball, adding immense pressure to the situation.
  • Jadeja emerged as the hero by smashing a powerful shot, securing the required four runs.
  • His remarkable performance in that critical moment will be cherished by CSK fans for years to come.