IPL 2023 : Lions of Gujarat start with victory, beat Dhoni’s men in the first match
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Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Gujarat Titans, captained by all-rounder Hardik Pandya, made a winning start in the 16th season of IPL (IPL-2023). He defeated the 4-time champion Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in the very first match. This is Gujarat’s third win against Chennai in this league. Gujarat now has a win-loss record of 3-0 against the team captained by veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Gujarat won in the last over
Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and invited Chennai to bat first. The Chennai team scored 178 runs for 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. After this, Chennai achieved the target by losing 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. The first ball of Tushar Deshpande’s last over was wide, after which Rahul Tewatia hit a six on the next ball. Then on the second ball, Rahul Tewatia hit a four and gave the team the victory. Rahul (15 not out) and Rashid Khan (10 not out) shared an unbeaten 26-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
Chasing the target of 179 runs, opener Shubman Gill of Gujarat team performed amazingly. He added 63 runs in 36 balls hitting 6 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from him, Vijay Shankar scored 27 and opener Wriddhiman Saha scored 25 runs. Rashid scored an unbeaten 10 off 3 balls with a four and a six. At the same time, Rahul Tewatia hit a four and a six in his unbeaten innings of 14 balls. Young pacer Rajvardhan Hangargekar took 3 wickets for 36 runs for Chennai.
Earlier, Chennai scored 178 runs losing 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Opener Rituraj Gaikwad played a stormy innings but he missed the century by just 8 runs. He scored 92 runs in 50 balls hitting 4 fours and 9 sixes. Apart from him, Moin Ali, who landed at number-3, scored 23 runs in 17 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six. For Gujarat, experienced pacer Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph and spinner Rashid Khan took 2-2 wickets while one wicket was taken by Joshua Little.