S Gill,Rashid lead Gujarat Titans to 5 wicket win over CSK in IPL-2023 opener

S Gill played an outstanding innings for GT chasing 179 (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Defending champions Gujarat Titans started off the IPL 2023 season with a win over Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. They chased down the 179 run target in 19.2 overs with 5 wickets remaining. Shubman Gill 63(36) and Rashid Khan ( 2/26 & 10*(3) ) guides them to register first win of the season.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 92 off 50 balls with 4 fours and 9 sixes helps CSK to reach 178/7 in 20 overs. Moeen Ali 23(17) , Shivam Dube 19(18) and M.S.Dhoni 14*(7) who played a cameo also helps them to set a decent target.

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Gujarat Titans pacer Mohammed Shami becomes 19th bowler in IPL history to take 100 wickets when be clean bowled CSK opener Devon Conway. He finishes with 2/29 in his 4 over quota.

Rashid Khan once again shines with the ball with his outstanding spell of 2/26. He picked key wickets of Moeen Ali 23(17) and Ben Stokes 7(6). Alzarri Joseph (2/33) and Josh Little (1/41) are the other wicket takers for Gujarat Titans.

Impact Player (CSK):- Tushar Deshpande comes in for Ambati Rayudu.

Impact Player (GT):- Sai Sudharshan comes in for Kane Williamson.

Wriddhiman Saha 25(16) and Shubman Gill gives them a decent start by scoring 37 runs in 3.5 overs. 20 year old Rajvardhan Hangargekar who made his IPL debut gives CSK first breakthrough by dismissing Saha. S Gill who was in sublime tough scored magnificent 63(36) which includes 6 fours and 3 sixes.

Sai Sudharshan who comes in for Kane Williamson as impact player scores 22(17) and Vijay Shankar 27(21) gives useful contribution to their side.

Rajjvardharn Hangargekar bowls outstanding 18th over giving just 7 runs and picked the wicket of Vijay Shankar when GT needed 30 needed off last 3 overs.

23 more to win in 2 overs Rashid Khan 10*(3) and Rahul Tewatia 15*(14) turns the game in their favor by scoring 15 runs in 19th over bowled by Deepak Chahar.

Rahul Tewatia finishes the game with a six and four in the final over bowled by Tushar Deshpande. He comes in for Ambati Rayudu as an impact player given 51 runs in his spell of 3.2 overs by picking the wicket of S Gill.

Rashid Khan named Player of the Match for his 2/26 and 10*(3) (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Player of The Match:- Rashid Khan.

Today’s Matches ( 01-04-23 )

1. Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders ( 03:30 PM )

2.Lucknow Super Giants vs Delhi Capitals ( 07:30 PM )

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