IPL 2023: CSK lost in the first match of the season, Rashid Khan scored a strike rate of 333 to give victory to Gujarat

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Match Highlights: Indian Premier League, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings had to face defeat. Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat Titans won in the last over. 

< p style ="text-align: justify;"Earlier, the Super Kings scored 178 runs for seven wickets with the half-century of opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (92 runs in 50 balls, 9 sixes, four fours). Apart from him, only Moeen Ali (23) could cross the 20-run mark. On the other hand, for Gujarat, leg-spinner Rashid Khan took 26, Mohammed Shami 29 while Alzarri Joseph took two wickets for 33 runs.

Super Kings introduced IPL’s new rules ‘Impact Player’ At the beginning of Gujarat’s innings, instead of Ambati Rayudu, Tushar Deshpande (one wicket for 51 runs) was replaced in the team. In the second over of the innings, Wriddhiman Saha hit Deshpande for a six and a four, while Shubman Gill also hit a four.

Gujarat also named ‘Impact Player’ Sai Sudarshan was fielded in place of Kane Williamson who was injured while fielding. Gill hit a four and a six in Deshpande’s next over. Gujarat scored 65 runs for one wicket in the powerplay.

Gill and Sudarshan hit two fours each on Mitchell Santner. Sudarshan (22), however, caught Dhoni in an attempt to tamper with the ball going out of the off side of Hengargekar. Gill took the team’s score past 100 runs in the 11th over with consecutive fours and sixes off Jadeja and then completed his half-century in 30 balls with a single off Santner.

Rashid Khan (10 not out) hit Chahar in consecutive balls for sixes and fours in the 19th over to get the upper hand for Gujarat. Gujarat needed eight runs off Deshpande’s last over and Rahul Tewatia (15 not out) hit sixes and fours in consecutive balls to seal the win for the team.

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