Shubman Gill’s fifty, Rashid Khan’s cameo win game for Titans

New Delhi: Shubman Gill scored 63 off 36 with six fours and three sixes to set the stage for the victory. Chasing 179, Wriddhiman Saha gave GT a great start with 25 off 16 and Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan ended the affairs for Titans.

While Rajwardhan Hangargekar turned the game with his three wickets, Rashid Khan’s 10* off 3 bought GT back in game.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was the highlight of the game with his 92 off 50 while MS Dhoni provided a finish to CSK with his 14* off 7, hitting a six and a four. Two wickets each by Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan and Alzarri Joseph restricted CSK on 178/7.

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# Boundary and GT takes home the inaugural game.

# Tewatia hits a six this time and GT just needs one run.

# Wide and will have to bowl it again with 7 needed of 6.

# Last over and 8 needed for GT to win the game.

# Short pitched delivery and balls goes for a four on third man.

# Rashid Khan goes big against Chahar! Six brings the equation to 12 needed off 8.

# MSD cannot stop it and GT gets 4 from leg byes.

# Shankar sends it straight up in the air and Santner takes the catch. GT in trouble as Vijay Shankar departs on 27 off 21.

# While Hangargekar tames Tewatia, Shankar hits a huge six when it was needed the most.

# Just 4 from the 17th over as Deepak Chahar keeps the equation in control.

# Confusion between Conway and Stokes and the ball hits the boundary.

# Rahul Tewatia walks in.

# Gill departs! Impact player Tushar Deshpande dismissed Gill as Ruturaj takes an easy catch. Shubman Gill: 63 off 36

# Six! Cracking shot by Gill on the mid-wicket.

# Top edge for Gill and the ball goes to the boundary. GT needs 52 off 36 balls.

# Jadeja to Hardik and he departs for 8. CSK stands at 111/3.

# Fifty comes up for Gill!

# Boundary and 100 comes up for GT.

# Hangargekar strikes! Impact Player Sai Sudharsan departs for 22 off 17.

# Two boundaries again by Shubman Gill.

# End of the powerplay and Gujarat Titans stand at 65/1.

# Chasing 179, Wriddhiman Saha scores 25 off 16 and gives a good start to GT.

# End of the 15th over and CSK stands at 133/4 with Gaikwad scoring 80* off 42.


# Josh Little gets Ambati Rayudu bowled for run-a-ball 12. Rayudu goes down the track to hit big and misses the ball completely.

# A try by Williamson at the boundary and did he save the six is not the worry as he has hurt his knee badly. It is a four.

# Another slower one from Dayal and a six from Ambati Rayudu this time. CSK has hit 8 fours and 10 sixes till now.

# Gaikwad targets Yash Dayal this time and it is six again.

# Gaikwad ends Little’s great over with a six and brings up 100 for CSK.

# Gaikwad brings his half-century with a six. A fifty in just 23 balls.

# Ruturaj flicks Alzarri Joseph for a six and goes to 44* off 20.

# Ben Stokes depart! Rashid Khan strikes again as Saha takes another low catch and Stokes goes for 7(6).

# Shubam Gill misses a golden chance to runout Gaikwad. A bit of yes-no and in-form Gaikwad was in trouble.

# Ruturaj goes ctrl+c, ctrl+v to hit another six! His score goes to 36* off 15.

# Hardik to Gaikwad and it is a maximum in the V. A full-length delivery and he hits it over mid-off for a six.

# End of the powerplay and CSK stands at 51/2.

# Strikes this time as he finds an edge and Wriddhi Saha takes a low catch behind the stumps. Moeen Ali departs for 23 off 17.

# Rashid Khan strikes, but Moeen Ali reviews and the ball is pitching outside leg, he is safe.

# Beamer and it is called a no-ball. Here goes Moeen with a flat six on the free hit.

# A great drive from Ali to hit Shami for a boundary as he shifts the pressure.

# Moeen opens his account with a four. 19 runs in Little’s over and the score goes to 29/1 in 4 overs.

# Gaikwad welcomes Josh Little to IPL with a six. A bouncer and a well-timed pull.

# Clean bowled! Mohammed Shami does a Shami as he dismisses Devon Conway for 1(6). Great seam position beats Conway as he swings and misses. CSK: 14/1 after 2.2 overs and Moeen Ali comes in to bat.

# Gaikwad just shows the direction to the ball to hit another boundary off Pandya.

# First boundary of the season comes from Gaikwad’s bat as he pushes the ball to long-on.

# Just two runs from the first over of IPL 2023.

# Second ball onto pads and Shami appeals. It’s not out and Ruturaj takes a run.

# Gaikwad and Conway come in to bat and Mohammed Shami has the new ball.

# GT XI: Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Josh Little, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal

# CSK XI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar

# MSD reveals that CSK will be playing four foreign players in Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Mitchell Santner and Devon Conway.

# GT wins the toss and chooses to bowl first. Teams to be announced soon.

# MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are having a chat casual chat before the toss.

# Arijit Singh performs his popular melodies at the opening ceremony.

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