IPL 2023: Defending champions Gujarat Titans beat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in season opener

In the opening game of the season, Ruturaj Gaikwad led Chennai Super Kings to 178/7 against Gujarat Titans with a brilliant 50-ball 92. Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, and Alzarri Joseph each claimed two wickets for the home team. Keep up with Times of India to receive the Gujarat Titans vs. Chennai Super Kings Indian Premier League game’s live cricket score updates, scoreboard, and ball-by-ball analysis.

Gujarat Titans beat Chennai Super Kings, IPL2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s excellent effort was surpassed by Shubman Gill’s brilliant half-century as Gujarat Titans opened their championship defense with a comprehensive five-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings on Friday.

When Titans brought things back in the middle overs to reduce Chennai Super Kings to 178 for seven after choosing to bowl first in front of a nearly full house at the largest cricket stadium in the globe, Gaikwad was all class with his 92 off 50 balls. Gill, who has been in the best shape of his life over the past three months, produced some incredible shots in his 63 off 36 balls to help the home team secure a victory.

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The Titans finished the game in 19.2 overs. Wriddhiman Saha, Gill’s opening partner, demonstrated that he still has it by smashing a few sixes and just as many fours in his 16-ball 25, which sparked the Titans’ run chase.

The backfoot punch off CSK’s key player Tushar Deshpande was Gill’s greatest shot of the innings, and he backed it up with a pick-up shot over midwicket. Sai Sudharsan of the Titans, who replaced an injured Kane Williamson, made a significant contribution with 22 off 17 balls.

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Gujarat Titans (182/5), the defending champions, defeated Chennai Super Kings (178/7) by 5 wickets in the season’s opening match. In the last over, Rahul Tewatia smashes Tushar Deshpande to the ground for a boundary, giving Gujarat its first victory of the year.

In the penultimate over, Deepak Chahar scores 15 runs, leaving Tushar Deshpande with 8 runs to defend. For the Titans, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan are in the middle.

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