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Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 1 Commentary, Live Updates

GT vs CSK, 2023 - T20 Live Commentary

Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings Scorecard
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Match Ended   
157 (20.0/20)
172/7 (20.0/20)
Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 15 runs
That is it from Qualifier 1 but there's still plenty of action left in the 2023 Indian T20 League. Next up is the Eliminator between Mumbai and Lucknow at this very stadium and that game will take place on Wednesday, the 24th of May. That game will begin at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT) with the winner facing Gujarat in Qualifier 2 and the loser getting knocked out of the competition. The build-up for that game though will begin a lot earlier. Do join us then, take care and goodbye!
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his crucial knock of 60 runs in the first innings. Gaikwad says that the last 3-4 games in Chennai have been different from the earlier games where the pitch was more flat and he had to adapt and wait for the bad balls. Adds that both Devon Conway and Faf du Plessis are great players and having these international players at the other end helps him a lot and Conway keeps on scoring which takes the pressure off him. On whether the 60 runs he scored or the catch in took in the outfield was better, he says that the 60 he scored was better because it made a lot of difference and ends by saying that he knew their 'Baby Malinga', aka Matheesha Pathirana would do the job at the death.
MS Dhoni, the skipper of Chennai, says that Indian T20 League is too big to say it is just another final. Adds that with 10 teams now, it just is not another final. Mentions that it is a hard work of 2 months. Says that everyone has contributed and adds that the middle order has not got ample opportunity. Feels that Gujarat are a fantastic chasing team and wanted to put them into bat first. Reckons that it was a good toss to lose. Also says that Ravindra Jadeja is very difficult to hit when he gets conditions that help him. States that they try to create an environment and work out what is the strength of a fast bowler. Adds that they try to motivate them as much as possible. Shares that he can be a very annoying captain, asking fielders to move 2-3 feet. Mentions that he isn't sure if he will be back next year and says that he has 8-9 months to decide. Ends by saying that he will always be there for Chennai, whether he's playing or sitting something else and watching them play.
The Presentation ceremony...
Deepak Chahar is in for a chat. He starts by informing that everything is okay with him and adds that there is one more game to go. Mentions that they looked to bowl on a length as the ball was sticking in the surface. Shares that it was important not to experiment too much and stick to the basics. Feels that chasing 170 in a semi-final with the crowd against you is difficult. Says that they had spoken in the team meeting that it is all about handling the pressure. Reckons that they have the belief and feel that they have the benefit of having seniors in the team who have played in pressure games.
Hardik Pandya, the skipper of Gujarat, says that they were spot on with the ball and adds that basic errors cost them the game. Feels that they conceded 15 runs more. Mentions that they did execute their plans but gave away soft balls as well. Shares that they do not need to look much into it and adds that they have one more game to reach the final. Reckons that they need to focus on things that they have done right. On MS Dhoni, he says that they kept losing wickets and he kept changing the bowlers. Also says that it will be a good sight to meet MS Dhoni in the final. Ends by saying that he does not regret the decision to bowl first and adds that they expected the dew to come but it did not.
Earlier in the game, Hardik Pandya opted to field first in expectation of the dew coming later on and helping them chase but it didn't quite work out. Darshan Nalkande did get an early breakthrough as he got Ruturaj Gaikwad out but it was later called a no ball for over-stepping and this proved very costly as Gaikwad went on to put on an 87-run stand along with Devon Conway and scored a half-century as well. Gujarat did well to pick up a few wickets in the second half of the innings but their spinners weren't able to do much damage and a late blitz from Ravindra Jadeja helped Chennai posted 172 runs on the board. Coming to the chase, Gujarat never got off to a flying start and were unable to press on later in the innings as well as they kept on losing wickets and Chennai notched up a pretty solid win.
It was never going to be easy to get over 170 runs chasing on this ground without the dew and Gujarat simply couldn't build up a significant partnership. They lost a couple of wickets inside the Powerplay but in the middle overs, the likes of David Miller and Dasun Shanaka weren't able to counter the spinners. Shubman Gill did start off well but with wickets falling at the other end, he too got bogged down and eventually got out soon after. From thereon, it was a struggle for them and even though there was a bit of a fightback from Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan toward the end, they were outclassed overall.
Having put on a solid total of 172 runs on a wicket that was dry and had no signs of dew as well, all Chennai needed were early wickets. They got just that as Deepak Chahar got Wriddhiman Saha early and then Maheesh Theekshana also managed to send Hardik Pandya packing in the final over of the Powerplay. After that, Chennai dominated play as Ravindra Jadeja breezed through his overs and picked up a couple of big wickets as well. MS Dhoni brought on his front-line bowlers back on early and they provided the breakthroughs as well. Matheesha Pathirana was handed the quota of bowling 3 out of the final 5 overs and picked up a couple of wickets as well. All in all, a masterclass at home from Chennai and they can now sit back and relax for the final in a few days' time.
CHENNAI ARE BACK IN THE FINALS! What a commanding display with the ball and it is Chennai who win Qualifier 1 and advance to their 10th Indian T20 League final. The crowd inside the stadium also goes wild as they witness the home team trump the reigning champions. It was a very solid performance from them in the field and as for Gujarat, their perfect record against Chennai is gone and they now have to play Qualifier 2.
End Of The Over 20 : 157/10
11 Runs
  • 119.1
  • 2 WD 19.2
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 419.4
  • 119.5
  • 1 WD 19.6
  • W 19.6
M. Shami
5 (5)
N. Ahmad
7 (5)
M. Pathirana
4-0-37-2
19.6
W
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Shami OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Gujarat have been bowled out on the last ball! Pathirana bowls it slower and shorter as well, on off and middle, Mohammad Shami backs away and looks to go down the ground. Does not get a proper connection and skies this one high in the air towards mid on. Deepak Chahar from mid off backtracks and keeps his eyes on the ball all the way through. Completes a well-judged catch and does start to limp after completing the catch. The Chennai fans go berserk as their side makes it to its 10th Indian T20 League final. Chennai win by 15 runs!
19.6
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Shami
WIDE! Another wayward delivery by Matheesha Pathirana, bowls a low full toss way down leg, Mohammad Shami lets it go for a wide.
19.5
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Noor Ahmad
Keeps it short and on middle, Noor Ahmad pulls it towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.
19.4
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Noor Ahmad
EDGED AND FOUR! Bowls it on a length, outside off, Noor Ahmad goes for a mighty heave across the line. Gets an outside edge that flies over short third man for four more runs.
19.3
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Shami
Bowls it into the wicket and outside off, Mohammad Shami hangs back and slaps it down to long on for a single.
19.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Noor Ahmad
Full and straight, heaved away through mid-wicket for a run.
19.2
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Mohammad Shami
TWO WIDES! An attempted yorker, goes on to being a high full toss down the leg side. MS Dhoni does well to move to his left and get a hand on it. The batters scamper through as well.
19.1
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Noor Ahmad
Good length around off, Noor Ahmad hangs back and mistimes the lofted shot down to long on for one. Also, Chennai have an extra man inside the inner ring due to a slow over rate.
End Of The Over 19 : 146/9
8 Runs
  • 418.1
  • 018.2
  • W 18.3
  • 018.4
  • 418.5
  • 018.6
M. Shami
4 (3)
N. Ahmad
0 (1)
T. Deshpande
4-0-43-1
18.6
0
Tushar Deshpande To Mohammad Shami
Bowls another cutter, outside off, Mohammad Shami swings yet again and fails to connect.
18.5
4
Tushar Deshpande To Mohammad Shami
FOUR! Slower and on a length, around leg, Mohammad Shami swings and gets it wide of deep square leg for a boundary.
18.4
0
Tushar Deshpande To Mohammad Shami
Fuller and outside off, Mohammad Shami tries to go over but connects with thin air.
Mohammad Shami is the last man in for Gujarat.
18.3
W
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Is that the game? Low full toss outside off, Rashid Khan moves across and tries to clear deep point. Does not get the elevation and slices it in the air towards deep point. Devon Conway there sprints forward and completes a good catch. Tushar Deshpande is delighted and so are the Chennai fans.
18.2
0
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
Goes near the tramline, on off, Rashid Khan shuffles and has a swing but misses.
18.1
4
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Carved away! Misses the yorker and bowls a low full toss, on off, Rashid Khan slices it wide of deep cover for a boundary.
End Of The Over 18 : 138/8
4 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • W 17.3
  • W 17.4
  • 1 WD 17.5
  • 1 LB 17.5
  • 017.6
N. Ahmad
0 (1)
R. Khan
26 (13)
M. Pathirana
3-0-26-1
17.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Noor Ahmad
Slower and on a length, around leg, Noor Ahmad helps this one towards backward square leg. Rashid Khan denies the single to stay on strike for the next over.
17.5
lb
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
A loud shout for LBW but turned down! Searing yorker on leg, Rashid Khan clears his front leg to swat this one but gets beaten for pace. The ball catches him on the back leg and Chennai go up in unison. The ball rolls towards square leg for a leg bye. The umpire is unmoved and MS Dhoni goes for the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat but the impact is outside leg on Ball Tracking. The on-field decision will stand.
17.5
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
WIDE! Misses his line and bowls it full but down leg, Rashid Khan lets it go fo a wide.
Noor Ahmad is the new man in.
17.4
W
Matheesha Pathirana To Darshan Nalkande OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Another great piece of fielding by a Chennai player and Gujarat lose two in two! Matheesha Pathirana bowls it full and honing in on the stumps, Darshan Nalkande bunts it down the ground towards mid off. He sets off for a quick single to bring Rashid Khan back on strike. He times this one too well and Subhranshu Senapati, the substitute fielder there picks the ball cleanly and hits at the non-striker's end to catch Darshan Nalkande short of his crease. Gujarat lose slip further now.
Darshan Nalkande is the new man in.
17.3
W
Matheesha Pathirana To Vijay Shankar OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Stunning catch by Ruturaj Gaikwad brings about the departure of Vijay Shankar! Pathirana lands it full around leg, Vijay Shankar clears his front leg and looks to hoick across the line. Does manage to get underneath the delivery but not enough to clear the deep mid-wicket fence. Skies this one towards cow corner where Ruturaj Gaikwad sprints forward and dives to take a good low catch. Just when Gujarat were starting to make a comeback into the game, they lose Vijay Shankar.
17.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Low full toss this time, around off, Rashid Khan knocks it towards mid off where a fumble allows the batters to cross for a single.
17.1
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Vijay Shankar
Pace on and full, on off, Vijay Shankar moves across and drills it to mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 134/6
19 Runs
  • 1 WD 16.1
  • 616.1
  • 116.2
  • 1 WD 16.3
  • 016.3
  • 616.4
  • 416.5
  • 016.6
R. Khan
25 (11)
V. Shankar
13 (8)
T. Deshpande
3-0-35-0
16.6
0
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
A full toss again, outside off, Rashid Khan tries to paddle this one over short fine leg but fails to connect. A good over for Gujarat, 19 runs came off it.
16.5
4
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Sloppy by Maheesh Theekshana! Misses his length and bowls a full toss, outside off, Rashid Khan has a swipe across the line but gets a thickish outside edge. The ball lands in front of Theekshana who lets it through his legs for a boundary.
16.4
6
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
SIX! Another slower delivery and shorter as well, outside off, Rashid Khan waits for it and slaps it over long on for six more runs.
16.3
0
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
Cleverly rolls his fingers over the ball and bowls it on a good length, outside off, Rashid Khan swings across the line but misses.
16.3
wd
Tushar Deshpande To Rashid Khan
WIDE! Tries to bowl it wide outside off, but spills it beyond the tramline, Rashid Khan leaves it alone for a wide.
16.2
1
Tushar Deshpande To Vijay Shankar
Pulls his length back a touch, outside off, Vijay Shankar bunts it down to long off for a single.
16.1
6
Tushar Deshpande To Vijay Shankar
SIX! THUMPED! Looks to go full serves it in the slot, outside off, Vijay Shankar shuffles and drills it back over the bowler's head for a maximum.
16.1
wd
Tushar Deshpande To Vijay Shankar
WIDE! Loses his radar and sprays this one way outside off, Vijay Shankar lets it go for a wide.
Strategic break! Right then, 58 needed off 24 balls and currently, Chennai have one foot in the final. The middle overs proved to be fruitful and at the expense of a couple of key bowlers bowling out, Chennai have been able to pick up wickets. Gujarat have not been at it so far with the bat but do have a couple of power hitters at the crease. It is a tough ask but with mostly the seam bowlers to operate in the death overs, Gujarat aren't out of it yet. Can the reigning champions pull off a heist here? Let's find out. With that said, Tushar Deshpande (2-0-16-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 16 : 115/6
13 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 215.2
  • 015.3
  • 615.4
  • 015.5
  • 415.6
R. Khan
15 (7)
V. Shankar
6 (6)
M. Pathirana
2-0-23-0
15.6
4
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
FOUR! Easy pickings! Matheesha Pathirana goes full and down leg, Rashid Khan neatly gets inside the line and helps it past short fine leg for four more runs.
15.5
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Swing and a miss! On a length, slower and outside off, Rashid Khan has a mighty heave across the line but misses.
15.4
6
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
SIX! Cracking shot! Changes his length and goes short, outside off, Rashid Khan stands tall and flat bats it wide of long off for a maximum.
15.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Executes another yorker, on middle and leg, Rashid Khan gets his bat down in time and jams it out on the off side.
15.2
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Rashid Khan
Keeps it fuller, at 147.3 kph, on middle, Rashid Khan uses his bottom hand and whips it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
15.1
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Vijay Shankar
Nails the yorker, on middle, Vijay Shankar digs this one out towards cover for a single.
A slight delay in the proceedings as Matheesha Pathirana who is to be handed the ball now, was off the field for a bit. The umpires are discussing with MS Dhoni that Pathirana needs to be back on the field for the amount of time he was off the field before he can bowl again. Chennai simply wait out the time and Pathirana is eligible to bowl.
End Of The Over 15 : 102/6
7 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 214.2
  • W 14.3
  • 214.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
V. Shankar
5 (5)
R. Khan
3 (2)
M. Theekshana
4-0-28-2
14.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Vijay Shankar
Nagging length around off, Vijay Shankar goes on the back foot and pushes it out through cover-point for a run.
14.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Rashid Khan
A low full toss around off, pushed down to long off for one more.
14.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Rashid Khan
Fuller one around off, Rashid Khan leans on and drives it through extra cover for a couple of runs.
Rashid Khan comes in at number 8.
14.3
W
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahul Tewatia OUT!
OUT! CLEANED UP! Maheesh Theekshana bowls the carrom ball, bowls it flatter as well and around off. It is over 100 clicks and the ball comes in off the deck and sharply too. Rahul Tewatia is caught flat-footed deep inside the crease and is unable to tuck it away. The ball beats the bat and crashes into the stumps and now, Gujarat have lost their sixth wicket for just 100 runs.
14.2
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Rahul Tewatia
A touch shorter over the stumps, Rahul Tewatia gets across and reverse sweeps it aerially toward deep backward point. Ajinkya Rahane runs around from deep point and manages to pull it back in. Two runs are taken.
14.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Vijay Shankar
Pushed through on middle and leg, Vijay Shankar shuffles a bit inside the crease before pushing it down to long on for one.
End Of The Over 14 : 95/5
7 Runs
  • W 13.1
  • 013.2
  • 1 WD 13.3
  • 113.3
  • 1 WD 13.4
  • 1 WD 13.4
  • 213.4
  • 113.5
  • 013.6
R. Tewatia
1 (3)
V. Shankar
3 (3)
D. Chahar
4-0-29-2
13.6
0
Deepak Chahar To Rahul Tewatia
Ends with a slower ball that is banged in a bit and pushed outside the off stump. Rahul Tewatia looks to wait for it and tap it away but is beaten by the lack of pace.
13.5
1
Deepak Chahar To Vijay Shankar
On a hard length and close to the off stump, Vijay Shankar stays back and eases it through cover for a single.
13.4
2
Deepak Chahar To Vijay Shankar
Short of a length and around off, Vijay Shankar gets on the back foot and pulls it along the ground through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
13.4
wd
Deepak Chahar To Vijay Shankar
WIDE! Another wide as Deepak Chahar floats this one down the leg side.
13.4
wd
Deepak Chahar To Vijay Shankar
WIDE! Another slower one, dragged down the leg side and a wide is called.
13.3
1
Deepak Chahar To Rahul Tewatia
Another slower one, bowled into the pitch and outside off. Rahul Tewatia drags it down in front of mid-wicket for a single.
13.3
wd
Deepak Chahar To Rahul Tewatia
WIDE! Attempted slower ball, pushed well outside the off stump and beyond the tramline for a wide.
13.2
0
Deepak Chahar To Rahul Tewatia
Back of a length and around off, Rahul Tewatia mistimes the cut shot in front of mid off.
Rahul Tewatia walks out to bat.
13.1
W
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Another bowling change that proves fruitful for MS Dhoni and Chennai. Deepak Chahar comes in and bowls a slower bumper over middle and leg. Shubman Gill stays back and waits for it before forcing the pull shot aerially toward deep backward square leg. Devon Conway moves to his right from deep square leg and takes a good catch just inside the ropes. Gill departs and Chahar is elated.
End Of The Over 13 : 88/4
4 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • W 12.5
  • 012.6
V. Shankar
0 (1)
S. Gill
42 (37)
R. Jadeja
4-0-18-2
12.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Vijay Shankar
A touch full and on middle, Vijay Shankar strides forward and keeps it out on the off side.
Vijay Shankar is the new man in.
12.5
W
Ravindra Jadeja To David Miller OUT!
OUT! BOWLED'EM! Straight through the gate, and David Miller is left dumbfounded. Ravindra Jadeja bowls it quicker and flatter on middle and leg and this is over 106 clicks. Miller looks to stay back and flick it away but the ball turns in a touch, flicks the front pad and goes on to hit the top of off stump. Jadeja picks up his second wicket and Gujarat are in a spot of bother here.
12.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Quicker and a bit shorter, Shubman Gill steps out and slaps it through the cover region for just another single.
12.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To David Miller
A bit fuller and around off, David Miller shapes up to go over extra cover but checks his shot and just eases it toward cover for a single.
12.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Fired in on middle at 100.7 clicks, Shubman Gill stays back and pushes it out on the off side for one more.
12.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To David Miller
Flatter delivery around off, David Miller stays put and dabs it behind point for a single.
End Of The Over 12 : 84/3
10 Runs
  • 1 WD 11.1
  • 111.1
  • 1 WD 11.2
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 211.4
  • 1 WD 11.5
  • 211.5
  • 1 WD 11.6
  • 011.6
S. Gill
40 (35)
D. Miller
2 (3)
M. Pathirana
1-0-10-0
11.6
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
Full and around off at 147.2 clicks, Shubman Gill drives it firmly but Deepak Chahar at mid off makes a good stop down to his right.
11.6
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
WIDE! Looks to go full and at the legs but spills it down leg. Gill misses the flick and yet another wide is called, the fourth one of the over.
11.5
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
Back of a length outside off, Shubman Gill hangs back and cuts it in front of cover-point. Gill calls for two right away and races back for it with ease.
11.5
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
WIDE! Another extra! Banged in short and pushed well outside the off stump for a wide.
11.4
2
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
Full and at the toes at almost 147 clicks, Shubman Gill manages to flick it away behind square leg for a couple of runs.
11.3
0
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
Short one, outside off and at 142.3 clicks. Shubman Gill slaps it away but straight on the bounce to Ravindra Jadeja at point.
11.2
1
Matheesha Pathirana To David Miller
Pitched up on off stump, David Miller pushes it out wide of mid off and picks up a run.
11.2
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To David Miller
WIDE! Misses his mark and angles it well down the leg side. David Miller leaves it alone for a wide.
11.1
1
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
Slingy delivery, fuller and around off, punched away toward mid off for a single.
11.1
wd
Matheesha Pathirana To Shubman Gill
WIDE! Matheesha Pathirana begins his spell with a length ball that is pushed well outside the off stump. Wide called.
End Of The Over 11 : 74/3
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 010.2
  • W 10.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 010.6
D. Miller
1 (2)
S. Gill
35 (30)
R. Jadeja
3-0-14-1
10.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To David Miller
Darted in on off, on a full length, David Miller pushes it back to the bowler.
10.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Fired in fuller and on off, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and drives it to deep cover for one.
10.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To David Miller
Shorter and turning in, on off, David Miller goes back and punches it towards long on to open his account with a single.
David Miller is the new man in.
10.3
W
Ravindra Jadeja To Dasun Shanaka OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Ravindra Jadeja strikes and removes Dasun Shanaka! Ravindra Jadeja bowls it flatter and around off, Dasun Shanaka pulls out the reverse sweep but the execution is way off. Gets it from the splice of the bat and balloons it towards short third man where Maheesh Theekshana moves to his right and does the rest.  Ravindra Jadeja now has 150 wickets in his Indian T20 League career. The move to promote Dasun Shanaka does not pay off and Gujarat are now 3 wickets down.
10.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Dasun Shanaka
Much quicker and short, outside off, Dasun Shanaka shapes to cut but gets beaten by the pace.
10.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Dasun Shanaka
Bowls it flatter, on off, Dasun Shanaka cuts it off the back foot only to find backward point.
End Of The Over 10 : 72/2
13 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 49.2
  • 69.3
  • 09.4
  • 19.5
  • 29.6
S. Gill
34 (29)
D. Shanaka
17 (13)
M. Theekshana
3-0-21-1
9.6
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Shubman Gill
Good running! Shorter this time and on off, Shubman Gill cuts it wide of deep point and collects a couple of runs.
9.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Low full toss on middle, Dasun Shanaka drives it to long off for a single.
9.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Bowls it slightly shorter, on middle, Dasun Shanaka stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.
9.3
6
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
SIX! Dasun Shanaka goes straight now! Keeps it fuller and on middle, Dasun Shanaka frees his arms and thumps it over long off for a maximum.
9.2
4
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
FOUR! Dasun Shanaka finally gets one away! Floated, full on middle and leg, Dasun Shanaka clears his front leg and heaves it towards deep mid-wicket. Does not get a proper connection but gets it wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
9.1
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Slower and shorter, on off, Dasun Shanaka tucks this one on the leg side and wants a single but Shubman Gill says no.
Strategic break! Chennai seem to have the upper hand at the moment and have done well to pick up a couple of wickets. There seems to be now dew and the ball is certainly gripping, allowing the Chennai spinners to weave their magic. Gujarat do have an in-form Shubman Gill at the crease and will be hoping that he plays yet another big knock but he will need support from the other end as well.
End Of The Over 9 : 59/2
7 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 48.6
S. Gill
32 (28)
D. Shanaka
6 (8)
R. Jadeja
2-0-12-0
8.6
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Finds the fence! Tossed up around off, Shubman Gill gets down on one knee and swats it away in front of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Flighted delivery around off, Shubman Gill taps it onto the off side.
8.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Dasun Shanaka
Around middle, this is knocked away through mid on for a run.
8.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Dasun Shanaka
Beaten! Short and quick around off, this one grips and bounces a bit extra as well. Dasun Shanaka looks to play it off the back foot but is beaten on the outside edge.
8.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
A touch shorter and around middle, Shubman Gill stays back and nudges it in front of mid-wicket for a single.
8.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Dasun Shanaka
Nagging length on off stump, Dasun Shanaka backs away and pushes it out toward cover for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 52/2
6 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 27.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 07.5
  • 17.6
D. Shanaka
4 (5)
S. Gill
27 (25)
M. Theekshana
2-0-8-1
7.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Short and turning away, outside off, Dasun Shanaka goes on the back foot and punches it to long on. Retains the strike with a single.
7.5
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Goes full and on off, Dasun Shanaka drives but straight to cover for a dot.
7.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Shubman Gill
Shorter on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it off the back foot towards backward square leg for a single.
7.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Googly this time, on middle, Dasun Shanaka knocks it down to long off for a single.
7.2
2
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Bowls the carrom ball, full on middle, Dasun Shanaka places this one in front of deep square leg for a couple of runs.
7.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Shubman Gill
Fuller and on middle, Shubman Gill drives it down to long on for one more run.
End Of The Over 7 : 46/2
5 Runs
  • 46.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
S. Gill
25 (23)
D. Shanaka
0 (1)
R. Jadeja
1-0-5-0
6.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Around leg, on a shortish length, Shubman Gill works it to mid-wicket and keeps the strike with a single.
6.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Flatter this time and shorter, on off, Shubman Gill cuts late but finds short third man.
6.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Sharp turn! Shortens his length and bowls it on off, Shubman Gill goes back in his crease and shapes to pull. The ball spins sharply past him and beats him all ends up.
6.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Tossed up, full around off, Shubman Gill leans and pushes it to extra cover.
6.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
Much straighter this time, on middle and leg, Shubman Gill tucks it to mid-wicket.
6.1
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja is welcomed with a boundary! Starts with a loosener, bowls it short and outside off, Shubman Gill hangs back and cuts it late. Gets it wide of backward point for a boundary.
Ravindra Jadeja comes on to bowl now.
End Of The Over 6 : 41/2
2 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 15.3
  • 05.4
  • W 5.5
  • 05.6
D. Shanaka
0 (1)
S. Gill
20 (17)
M. Theekshana
1-0-2-1
5.6
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Dasun Shanaka
Slightly fuller and turning away, outside off, Dasun Shanaka goes back to defend and gets beaten on the outside edge.
Dasun Shanaka walks in at number 4.
5.5
W
Maheesh Theekshana To Hardik Pandya OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! The pressure of dots gets to Hardik Pandya! Maheesh Theekshana persists with the short length and bowls it outside off, Hardik Pandya moves to the leg side and looks to carve this one over backward point. Does not get the elevation and hits it flat and straight to Ravindra Jadeja there who makes no mistake. MS Dhoni's move to bring Maheesh Theekshana in the Powerplay has paid off big time.
5.4
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Hardik Pandya
At the stumps on a short length, Hardik Pandya makes room and punches it straight to extra cover.
5.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Shubman Gill
Brilliant stop! Keeps it short and on middle, Shubman Gill backs away and slaps it wide of mid off. Shaik Rasheed there puts in a full length dive to his left and keeps it to one.
5.2
0
Maheesh Theekshana To Shubman Gill
Darted in on middle, on a short length, Shubman Gill gets behind the line and defends it down the wicket.
5.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana To Hardik Pandya
Comes into the attack and starts with a tossed up delivery, full on leg, Hardik Pandya knocks it down to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 5 : 39/1
7 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 14.2
  • 14.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 44.6
S. Gill
19 (15)
H. Pandya
7 (4)
D. Chahar
3-0-22-1
4.6
4
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Muscled away! Short of a length over middle, Shubman Gill hangs back and clobbers it over wide mid on for a boundary.
4.5
0
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
Sees the batter coming and bangs it in. Shubman Gill tries to force it down the ground but Deepak Chahar sticks out a right hand and stops it.
4.4
0
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
Slower one bowled into the deck, Shubman Gill shapes up for the pull but checks his shot and just short-arm jabs it toward mid-wicket.
4.3
1
Deepak Chahar To Hardik Pandya
On the bounce! Banged in over middle, Hardik Pandya takes it on and pulls it flat toward deep square leg. Ruturaj Gaikwad there looks to come in but decides to grab it on the bounce as the batters pick up a single.
4.2
1
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
Floats this one up full and outside off, Shubman Gill drives it to the left of mid off and picks up a run.
4.1
1
Deepak Chahar To Hardik Pandya
Short of a length and around the hips, Hardik Pandya pulls it firmly and down to deep backward square leg for one.
End Of The Over 4 : 32/1
10 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 43.3
  • 13.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
S. Gill
14 (11)
H. Pandya
5 (2)
T. Deshpande
2-0-16-0
3.6
0
Tushar Deshpande To Shubman Gill
Length ball around off and touching 143 clicks, Shubman Gill just blocks it out.
3.5
4
Tushar Deshpande To Shubman Gill
FOUR! Quality shot! A touch fuller around middle and over 142 clicks. Shubman Gill just leans in a bit and flicks it brilliantly in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
3.4
1
Tushar Deshpande To Hardik Pandya
Hard length around off, Hardik Pandya pushes it to the left of mid off and gets across quickly for a single.
3.3
4
Tushar Deshpande To Hardik Pandya
FOUR! Hardik Pandya is off the mark in fine fashion! Good length around off, Pandya stays put and crunches it through covers for a boundary.
3.2
1
Tushar Deshpande To Shubman Gill
Bowls the off-cutter now, over the stumps and this is forced toward mid on for a single.
3.1
0
Tushar Deshpande To Shubman Gill
Well fielded! Length ball around off, Shubman Gill nails the cover drive off the front foot but Ajinkya Rahane makes a brilliant stop down to his right at extra cover.
Gujarat's skipper Hardik Pandya walks in at number 3.
End Of The Over 3 : 22/1
13 Runs
  • 62.1
  • 1 LB 2.2
  • 12.3
  • 12.4
  • 42.5
  • W 2.6
W. Saha
12 (11)
S. Gill
9 (7)
D. Chahar
2-0-15-1
2.6
W
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Picks the man out perfectly! Another short ball from Deepak Chahar, over middle and begging to be hit. Wriddhiman Saha pulls it away but doesn't get any elevation and the ball travels toward deep square leg where Matheesha Pathirana doesn't have to move an inch and takes a simple catch. Chahar does get the breakthrough after conceding a couple of boundaries.
2.5
4
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha
FOUR! Fraction short and put away! This is bowled over the off stump, Saha rocks back and pulls it away crisply in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.4
1
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
Good length around off, Shubman Gill waits for the ball and punches it out in front of cover for one more.
2.3
1
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha
Back of a length and around off, Wriddhiman Saha stays back and dabs it down in front of short third man for a quick single.
2.2
lb
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
Leg bye! Shorter and angled into the body, Shubman Gill looks to pull but misses. The ball goes off the thigh pads toward square leg and they pick up a leg bye.
2.1
6
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
SIX! All the way! Deepak Chahar drags it down the leg side, Shubman Gill picks it up and flicks it over the backward square leg fence for a maximum.
End Of The Over 2 : 9/0
6 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 41.6
W. Saha
7 (8)
S. Gill
2 (4)
T. Deshpande
1-0-6-0
1.6
4
Tushar Deshpande To Wriddhiman Saha
FOUR! Up and over! Pitched up on the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha with a short backlift just thumps it over a leaping Deepak Chahar at mid on for the first boundary of the chase.
1.5
1
Tushar Deshpande To Shubman Gill
Gets a hand to it! Full and straight, Shubman Gill uses his wrists and flicks it a bit uppishly wide of mid on. Deepak Chahar dives full stretch to his right and manages to get a hand on it. A really tough chance goes down and the batters get a single.
1.4
0
Tushar Deshpande To Shubman Gill
Hits the deck hard at 143.5 clicks and bowls it over off, Shubman Gill punches it sweetly toward mid off.
1.3
1
Tushar Deshpande To Wriddhiman Saha
In the air...safe! Hard length again from Tushar Deshpande and outside off. Wriddhiman Saha looks to loft it away but the ball sticks in the deck and Saha ends up chipping it in between mid off and extra cover. They pick up a single.
1.2
0
Tushar Deshpande To Wriddhiman Saha
Hard length, angled into the body, Wriddhiman Saha gets hurried on a bit but tucks it toward mid-wicket.
1.1
0
Tushar Deshpande To Wriddhiman Saha
Excellent start! Tushar Deshpande begins with a length delivery in the channel around off and gets the ball to shape away nicely. Wriddhiman Saha looks to play the expansive drive but is beaten past the outside edge.
It will be Tushar Deshpande to steam in from the other end.
End Of The Over 1 : 3/0
3 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
W. Saha
2 (4)
S. Gill
1 (2)
D. Chahar
1-0-3-0
0.6
1
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha
A tidy start from Deepak Chahar, just 3 runs off it. Back of a length and around off, Saha stays on the back foot and guides it down to third man for a run.
0.5
0
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha
On a good length and over off stump, Wriddhiman Saha stays back and bunts it out in front of cover. Saha looks for one but his partner sends him back.
0.4
0
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha
A touch fuller and outside off, shaping away, Wriddhiman Saha leans on and eases it behind point.
0.3
1
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
On a shortish length over middle and leg, Shubman Gill nudges it away off his hips toward mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.
0.2
0
Deepak Chahar To Shubman Gill
Nagging length around off, just a hint of movement away from the right-hander. Shubman Gill [ushes it out toward cover and looks for one but retracts back quickly.
0.1
1
Deepak Chahar To Wriddhiman Saha
Off the mark straightaway! Deepak Chahar starts with a floater on the pads, Wriddhiman Saha tucks it away neatly through mid-wicket and picks up a single. Gujarat are underway!
Match Info
  • Venue MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 15 runs
  • Player of the Match Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Chennai 172/7 in 20.0 overs
  • Chennai 150/5 in 18.2 overs
  • Chennai 100/2 in 13.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 99/2 in 13.0 overs
  • R Gaikwad T20 fifty: 50 runs in 36 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 38 balls between R Gaikwad (35) and D Conway (14)
  • Chennai 50/0 in 6.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Chennai 49/0 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Chennai 49/0
  • Gujarat 150/9 in 19.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (17.5 ovs): CHE against R Khan (LBW) Unsuccessful (CHE: 1, GUJ: 2)
  • Strategic Time-out: Gujarat 115/6 in 16.0 overs
  • Gujarat 100/6 in 14.4 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Gujarat 59/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Gujarat 50/2 in 7.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Gujarat 41/2
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