Gujarat Titans have started their IPL 2023 campaign just how they finished in the previous season as they thrashed Chennai Super Kings in the opening match on Friday. In the game played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad, Gujarat beat Chennai by 5 wickets. Batting first in the match, CSK scored 178 runs losing 7 wickets. In response, the Gujarat chased down the target in the last over with five wickets in hand.
Earlier, in this match, Gujarat won the toss and opted to bowl. Coming to bat first, CSK scored 178/7, Ruturaj Gaikwad played an excellent innings of 92 runs for CSK. On the other hand, 23 runs came off the bat of Moeen Ali and skipper MS Dhoni played an unbeaten 14-run innings in the end. When it comes to Gujarat, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph and Rashid Khan took two wickets each from their side and Joshua Little got a wicket.
Chasing 179 runs, the Gujarat team got off to a great start. Shubman Gill along with Wriddhiman Saha put 37 runs on the board in just 3.5 overs. Saha played an excellent innings of 25 runs off 16 balls. At the same time, a brilliant batting performance of 63 runs in 36 balls came from the bat of Shubman Gill. Gill's score included 6 fours and 3 sixes. Apart from this, Vijay Shankar also made an important contribution of 27 runs with his bat.
Sai Sudharsan landed at number three to bat after Kane Williamson was injured in this match. He also played a fine innings of 22 runs off 17 balls. Gujarat needed the 30 runs in the last 3 overs. And from here once again like last season, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan did it for the team. Rashid scored 10 runs in just 3 balls with the help of a four and a six. At the same time, Rahul played a match-winning innings of 15 runs in 14 balls. Rahul's innings also included that six in the last over, which won Gujarat.
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