CSK vs GT, IPL 2023 Final Highlights: Jadeja's last ball boundary helps Chennai win 5th title in thriller
CSK vs GT, IPL 2023 Final Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja hit a four off the last ball to lead Chennai Super Kings to their fifth title
CSK vs GT, IPL 2023 Final Highlights: Ravindra Jadeja hit a four off the last ball as Chennai Super Kings equalled Mumbai Indians' record for most IPL titles. Sai Sudharsan had propelled Gujarat Titans to a score of 214/4 by smashing 96 off just 47 balls. The 23-year-old Chennai lad smashed eight fours and six sixes in his innings as he made the most of the death overs. Earlier, Wriddhiman Saha scored 54 off 39 on a day when his prolific opening partner Shubman Gill was limited to a score of 39 off 20. Only slight drizzles appeared throughout the GT innings which didn't cause stoppages of any kind. However, the stoppage came eventually after the third ball of the first over of the CSK innings with heavy rain pouring down at the stadium. While the rain itself didn't last long, it was the wet outfield, particularly a problematic practice pitch at the edge of the square that caused the biggest delay. Finally, the match got reduced to 15 overs and CSK's target was revised to 171. The match eventually resumed and it has been a see-saw affair ever since. Big hits from Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube and Ambati Rayudu helped CSK's cause but Mohit Sharma came in with the important wickets whenever it looked like the opposition was running away with it. Mohit bowled the last over as well and brought it down to CSK needing 10 to win off the last two balls. But Ravindra Jadeja ended up smashing the second last ball for a six and the last ball for a four to lead CSK to a five-wicket win and their fifth title.
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- May 30, 2023 03:02 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: CSK lift that trophy once again
Confetti everywhere after Dhoni, Jadeja and Rayudu receive the trophy from BCCI president Roger Binny. Dhoni was standing sheepishly behind Binny initially as he asked Jadeja and Rayudu to receive the trophy first before finally joining in. Then, after a brief, fleeting moment with that cup, he gives it to his teammates and disappears into the background. But he can't really do that, can he? He is MS Dhoni after all, try as he might he will never really be in the background. Just this time though, it is other yellow shirts who dominate the camera frame and lay their hands on that coveted trophy that Dhoni has lifted five times now. A great way to bid farewell to Ambati Rayudu. Dhoni himself started off in his interview sounding like he is about to announce his retirement but really, all he wanted to say was that he intends to return the love shown towards him by every city in the country this year by working his backside off and getting back next year. That stumping of Shubman Gill showed that he remains one of the most potent wicketkeepers in this tournament and he is also a lightning between the wickets. Let's hope the next one year is easy on him and he can take his place back at the helm for the yellow brigade. An incredible season has come to an end today - one that was filled with last-ball thrillers and yet rather surprisingly, no Super Overs. Of course it had to end with a six and a boundary off the last two balls of a final that stretched into a third day. The CSK players are posing with the trophy one by one. The ground staff, meanwhile, is posing for a photo that will probably be a trophy in their respective homes for the rest of their lives and that is a photo with MS Dhoni as the CSK captain goes to them and then takes a lap around the ground to thank the fans. We, meanwhile, are signing off at the end of an epic final that fittingly ended an epic IPL season.
- May 30, 2023 02:57 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: And finally, MS Dhoni talks
“Looking for an answer? (He asks Harsha Bhogle after the latter asks him about his legacy) This is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love I have received all over. The easy thing would be to walk away from here, but the harder thing would be working hard for 9 months and try to play another IPL. It would be a gift from me, won't be easy on the body. You do get emotional, the first game at CSK everyone was chanting my name. My eyes were full of water, I needed to take some time off in the dugout. I realised I need to enjoy this. I think they love me for what I am, they love that I am so grounded, I don't try to portray something I'm not. Just keep it simple. Every trophy is special, but what is special about IPL is every crunch game you need to be ready. There were lapses today, the bowling department didn't work, but it was the batting department that took the pressure off them today. I do get frustrated, it is human but I try to step into their shoes, every individual deals with pressure differently. Ajinkya and a few others are experienced, so you don't worry. If anyone is confused, then can always ask. The special thing about Rayudu is he will always give his 100% when he is on his field. But with him in the team, I will never win the fairplay award. I've been playing with him for a long time, since the India A tours. He's a player who can play spin and pace equally well. It is something really special.”
- May 30, 2023 02:54 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Hardik Pandya talks
“I think we tick a lot of boxes as a team. We play with a lot of heart, really proud of the way we kept fighting. We have a motto - we win together, we lose together. I'm not going to make excuses, CSK played the better cricket. We batted really well, special mention to Sai, not easy to play that well at this level. We have been backing the boys and trying to make sure we get the best out of them. But their success is their success. The way they have put their hand up and delivered - Mohit, Rashid, Shami everyone. I'm very happy for him, destiny had this written. If I had to lose, I'd rather lose to him. Good things happen to good people, and he's been one of the best people I know. God has been kind, God has been kind to me as well but today was his night.”
- May 30, 2023 02:52 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Nehra collects GT's runners-up award
What a season this has been from them and took a truly ridiculous effort from CSK in the end for them to lose. Young players like Gill and Sudharsan have flourished while old workhorses like Mohit Sharma have got a second life playing with them.
- May 30, 2023 02:48 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Shubman Gill wins the Orange Cap
He has had his say so no more words from him but this is a good excuse to check out his incredible stats for the season. Shubman Gill scored 890 runs in 17 matches at a strike rate of 157.80 and average of 59.33 with four fifties and three hundreds. He was just 10 runs away from becoming the second batter after Virat Kohli to score 900 runs in a single season. Those who saw Kohli in 2016 would have never imagined that a player would come close to challenging his stats from that year but this is exactly what Gill has done this season.
- May 30, 2023 02:47 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Mohammed Shami wins the Purple Cap
Mohammed Shami finishes the season on 28 wickets in 17 matches, just one ahead of his teammates Mohit Sharma and Rashid Khan. That basically just how good GT's bowlers have been this season. “(On powerplay bowling) It is always enjoyable for the viewers, but difficult to execute. Only two fielders allowed outside, lots of responsibility but that's my role in the team. If you are bowling in the right areas, you will get rewards - be in red ball or white ball.”
- May 30, 2023 02:45 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Delhi Capitals wins the Fairplay Award
Well it hasn't been a totally disappointing season for DC. They were fair and behaved nicely enough to finish on top of the Fair Play Award standings.
- May 30, 2023 02:45 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Other awards
Rashid Khan wins catch of the season for his catch that dismissed Kyle Mayers and Faf du Plessis wins the award for the longest six.
- May 30, 2023 02:38 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Shubman Gill is declared Most Valuable Player
He will be taking the Orange Cap later on as well, having gone past Jos Buttler's record for second most number of runs in a single season of the IPL. “Means a lot. The hard work that I've put in is going in the right direction for me. I think it was very important to start well and I started well. By the business end of the tournament, I converted the starts into big ones. I practiced a lot of [sixes] and I changed my technique a little bit for the death. The SRH hundred was about control and the MI was knowing the situation and taking on the opposition. For any batsman, it was important to anticipate and I did that”
- May 30, 2023 02:34 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Yashasvi Jaiswal wins Emerging player of the season award
No surprises there, Jaiswal played some of the most stunning knocks of the season and this was one that was filled with many superlative innings. He scored 625 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 163.61 and average of 48.08. Jaiswal also hit five half centuries and a century. That really should have been four half centuries and two centuries as he scored an unbeaten 98 off 47 balls in an utterly stunning display of big-hitting against KKR earlier this month. 26 of those runs came off just the first over of the RR innigns.
- May 30, 2023 02:31 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Devon Conway is player of the match
He scored 47 off 25 and put up an opening partnership of 74 runs in just 6.3 overs with Ruturaj Gaikwad. “It was a long time to wait, very nervous but Rutu and I plotted how we'll go about it. It is the biggest win of my career. I give a lot of credit to Mike Hussey. Nice to be in those shoes and great to be part of this franchise,” he said.
- May 30, 2023 02:27 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Presentation time
Simon Doull finally gets us underway with the presentations for the night. Krunal Pandya, whose Lucknow Super Giants had lost in the Eliminator to Mumbai Indians, is at the stadium and he and his brother Hardik could be seen having a long chat with Dhoni.
- May 30, 2023 02:18 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Some more records to lap up
This is just the second time that an IPL final has been decided with a last-ball chase, the first being the very first one between Shane Warne's RR and MS Dhoni's CSK back in 2008. 171 may have only been a revised target but it remains the fourth highest succesfull run chase in an IPL final. Shivam Dube has struck 25 sixes this season, which puts him level with Shane Watson for most sixes in any IPL season. Watson had done that back 2018 playing for CSKas well. Devon Conway's tally ends at 672 runs, which is the second most runs for CSK in a single season. It is only behind the tally of 733 runs that CSK's current batting coach Mike Hussey managed in 2013.
- May 30, 2023 02:11 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: A hint of raw emotion from Dhoni
While all the CSK players around him lost their heads and streamed on to the field, Dhoni chose to just sit where he is, clap a few times calmly and then proceed to get up from his chair as if he just saw a mundane defensive shot at the end of a non-event of an over in a Test match that is floating its way to a rather boring draw. Meanwhile, Jadeja ran his lap of honour and then reached Dhoni and that is when we saw something, something from the CSK captain. He lifted Jadeja up and shared a brief but quite firm hug with his ace all-rounder before his face settled back into that famous calm expression again.
- May 30, 2023 02:02 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Record man Rayudu
CSK have won 5 titles and this is now Rayudu's sixth, having won once with the Mumbai Indians. He is tied with Rohit Sharma for most wins in IPL finals. The CSK players dance around the IPL trophy that is on display by the boundary, good they didn't knock it over a la Manchester City with the Premier League trophy in 2018. They have won it but there is still time for them to lift it though, the dias for the presentation ceremony is only getting set up at the ground.
- May 30, 2023 01:57 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Mike Hussey and Stephen Fleming
Hussey: “Hats off to Gujarat as well, they've been amazing through the season, but thankfully Jaddu got us over the line. Dhoni is an amazing human being. A good example is, in the qualifier, he was telling Senapati to remain calm, and he got us a crucial run-out. Some of those shots from Rayudu, the slower balls that he hit over cover, not many people can do that.”
Fleming: “It's a real caravan of cricket, and it comes down to the last two balls, and you're just sitting and watching. You age quickly when that happens. We were a little bit short in the bowling department to start, and Deshpande stepped up. Pathirana gave us a sting in the tail in the end overs.”
- May 30, 2023 01:53 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Ravindra Jadeja
“I'm from Gujarat, and it's a special feeling. This crowd has been amazing. They were waiting for rain to stop till late night, I'd like to say a big congratulations to the CSK fans who came to support us. I'd like to dedicate this win to a special member of the CSK side, MS Dhoni. I was just thinking I need to swing hard, as much as I can. Where the ball will go, I was not thinking about that, just looking to swing hard. I was backing myself and looking to hit straight, because I know Mohit can bowl those slower balls.”
- May 30, 2023 01:49 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: The retiring Ambati Rayudu
"It's a fairytale finish. I couldn't have asked for more. I'm fortunate to have played in really great sides. I can smile for the rest of my life. All the hard work I've done in the last 30 years, I'm happy I got to finish on this note. I would really like to thank my family, my father. Without them this wouldn't have been possible."
- May 30, 2023 01:47 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Rahane and Gaikwad talk
Commentators Simon Doull and Harsha Bhogle are trying to interview any player they can get their hands on. Here is a gist of what Rahane and Gaikwad had to say.
Rahane: Credit goes to CSK management for backing me. They said they would back me completely if I got an opportunity. The victory is really special. Great team man [on Rayudu]. The knock he played today was really special.
Gaikwad: This one was special, because of how it went last year for us. To come back in style, win away games, win in Chepauk, and the finish was unbelievable. We would like to dedicate this win to Rayudu.
- May 30, 2023 01:34 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: FOUR! JADEJA HAS WON IT! CSK WIN IPL 2023
Jadeja hits it to fine leg and can you believe it!! A yellow tidal wave has come on to the field in Ahmedabad, CSK have equalled MI's record for most IPL titles. At the end of a final that has stretched into its third day, this tournament provides a final twist. They seemed to be done and dusted, did CSK. And then the second last ball went over long on and the last goes past short fine leg. Dhoni looked almost nonchalant when that went away, typical of him one would say. One has to feel for Mohit Sharma, he bowled a near perfect last over, errs with his line off the last ball and that costs his team a second consecutive IPL title. Hardik Pandya gives him a long hug while talking away into his ear.
- May 30, 2023 01:32 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! OH JADEJA!
Ravindra Jadeja smashes the second last ball of the 2023 IPL over the bowler's head. CSK need 4 to win off the last, three for a super over.
- May 30, 2023 01:31 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: 10 needed off the last 2!
What an over from Mohit thus far, just three off it. Drinks have come out for the bowler.
- May 30, 2023 01:29 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Just a run off the first 2 balls
Dot ball to start off the over, big, big dot ball. Then Dube digs out a single. Jadeja on strike, CSK need 12 off 4…
- May 30, 2023 01:26 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: CSK need 14 to win off the last over
Mohit Sharma bowling the last over, Dube is on strike on 30 off 18. Jadeja is there at the other end. This is what this season has come down to. It is nearly 1.30 am but that stadium is as alive and awake as ever.
- May 30, 2023 01:23 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Into the last 2 overs…
CSK are 150/5, need 22 to win off 12 balls. Despite those wickets falling this is still their match to lose. Jadeja on strike with 1 off 1, Dube at the other end with 25 off 14.
- May 30, 2023 01:19 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: GONE! DHONI FIRST BALL!
Well Mohit Sharma is on a hat-trick, how about that for an anti-climax. He hits it straight to extra-cover, the ball was going to the fielder at some pace but that fielder is David Miller. Give him a ball made of molten iron and he will catch it. Mohit Sharma has turned it in favour of the Titans once again.
Dhoni c Miller b Sharma 0 (1), CSK 149/5 in 12.5 overs
- May 30, 2023 01:17 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: OUT! Rayudu falls
One big shot too many, 6, 4, 6 and out. He goes for a bug across the line heave, top edge and straight back to the bowler. And well, with 22 needed in 14 balls, MS Dhoni walks in. Rayudu has had his moment, a great IPL career comes to an end, and now an all-time great comes to possibly finish this.
- May 30, 2023 01:16 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! RAYUDU RAMPAGE!
6, 4, 6 is how this over has gone so far. This one goes over the long-off boundary. Rayudu what are you doing to this match.
- May 30, 2023 01:15 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX AND FOUR! RAYUDU!
Is he going to do it for CSK in his last match? Mohit bowling the 13th, the first ball is launched over long-off, then the second is drilled past extra-cover.
- May 30, 2023 01:11 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: DUBE MAKES IT BACK TO BACK SIXES
CSK are 133/3 in 12 overs, need 39 to win off 18. Dube has reached 25 off 14 and Ambati Rayudu, playing his last IPL match will be on strike for the next.
- May 30, 2023 01:10 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! Dube gets one at last
Fifth ball of the 12th from Rashid, in the arc for Dube and he smashes it over the long-on boundary.
- May 30, 2023 01:06 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: OUT! Rahane falls!
And once again, it is Mohit Sharma who provides the breakthrough. Pace taken off and Rahane ends up hitting it straight to deep point.
Rahane c Shankar b Mohit 27 (13), CSK 117/3 in 10.5 overs
- May 30, 2023 01:01 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: BACK TO BACK FOURS! CSK 112/2 in 10 overs
CSK need 60 to win off 30. Well then, Rahane takes matters into his own hands when Dube was not able to hit Rashid. He sweeps the fifth ball left of short fine leg and then hits the next one through the same area. Rahane moves to 26 off 11 with that.
- May 30, 2023 12:57 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: 100 up for CSK
It has come in 9.1 overs, they need 71 to win in 35 balls. Their run rate has slightly dipped below the required rate and it is Rashid Khan bowling the 10th. Shivam Dube has to take a chance against him, Rahane is getting it going against the pacers well enough.
- May 30, 2023 12:50 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! Rahane with the shot of the match
Little with a half-volley on off stump, never a good ball to bowl at an accomplished batter like Rahane. India's former Test vice-captain sends a straight-bat lofted drive straight back over the bowler's head.
- May 30, 2023 12:49 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! Rahane gets one
Third ball of the eighth bowled by Little, back of a length across the batter. Rahane just stands and sends it over the midwicket boundary. That is something you might see in an MLB game.
- May 30, 2023 12:45 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: GONE! GT have come roaring back
And now Devon Conway falls, Noor Ahmad has picked two big wickets in the same over.
Conway c Sharma b Noor Ahmad 47 (25), CSK 78/2 in 7 overs
- May 30, 2023 12:41 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: OUT! Gaikwad falls
The boundaries had dried up after the end of the powerplay, which happened after the last ball of the fourth over remember. Gaikwad looks to go over long on to Noor Ahmad's wrong 'un, top edges it and is caught at backward point.
Gaikwad c Rashid Khan b Noor Ahmad 26 (16), CSK 74/1 in 6.3 overs
- May 30, 2023 12:28 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: FOUR! CSK 52/0 in 4 overs
They need 120 to win from 66 balls. The required rate is 10.90 but the current rate is a whopping 13.00.
- May 30, 2023 12:26 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! Gaikwad now
He goes down on one knee to Rashid off the fifth ball of the fourth, puts it back over the bowler's head and beyond the boundary.
- May 30, 2023 12:24 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: FOUR! Conway takes on Rashid
What a shot that is! First ball of the fourth for which Rashid has been brought in, Conway finds the gap to the left of backward point. CSK need 132 off 72, they are thundering along at the moment.
- May 30, 2023 12:20 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
Well Conway has got the bit between his teeth. Shami comes in for his second, the first ball is back of a length and Conway smashes it between mid-on and midwicket. Then the second is whipped behind square.
- May 30, 2023 12:18 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: CSK 24/0 in 2 overs
148 to win off 78 balls. Conway moves to 12 off 5, Gaikwad on 11 off 7. 14 runs came off that over by Pandya.
- May 30, 2023 12:13 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX!
Hardik Pandya bowling the second over, Conway comes out for the second ball and lifts it over extra cover for a six. Great shot and there are going to be quite a lot of others.
- May 30, 2023 12:10 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: CSK are 4/0 in 0.3 overs
They need 167 to win in 87 balls. Gaikwad is on strike on 4 off 3. Shami comes in to bowl the fourth ball of the first over.
- May 30, 2023 12:08 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: THE PLAYERS ARE BACK!
Nearly 10 minutes past midnight and the Gujarat Titans players officially walk out to play cricket and not to walk around checking out the pitch and the outfield. The crowd, credit to them, are all still there. Not a single person seems to have left.
- May 30, 2023 12:02 AM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Into the third day…
There was a Test match between India and England in 2021 that got over within 2 days. Now, we are into Day 3 of this T20 match. Let that sink in (note the pun please).
- May 29, 2023 11:55 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: The new target is 171
The powerplay will be done after the 4th over and a bowler can bowl a maximum of 3 overs. The IPL website had initially said that the target is 170 before changing that figure.
- May 29, 2023 11:44 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Match to resume at 12.10am, reduced to 15 overs
Well there we have it, Stephen Fleming was quite happy as he walked off from the huddle that included the umpires, Srinath, Pandya and Nehra. Pandya has a long talk with the umpires before he and Nehra also walk off with their shoulders sort of dropped. They are not happy with this. The new target is yet to be revealed.
- May 29, 2023 11:40 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Overs to be lost from 11.47pm
A very strange situation where the CSK players are absolutely relaxed and lounging around. The more overs are lost, the more straightforward this chase is for them. It has to be noted though, if this entire match gets called off, it is GT who win it.
- May 29, 2023 11:30 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Tucker, Menon and Srinath...
They walk out to take a look at the pitch and the outfield. Well, the first place that the umpires walk to is that wet pitch at the edge of the square. Pandya tries running over it and there is a roller going up and down that surface. Ashish Nehra is also there, as is Stephen Fleming, and the former just rubs his foot on that pitch once before walking off shaking his head. All parts of the field is looking good except for that one. Problem is that the problematic pitch is looking quite dangerous.
- May 29, 2023 11:28 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: The soddy pitch
Not the main pitch, that looks pristine. It is the one at the edge of the square that still needs looking after. But the rest of the outfield seems good to go.
- May 29, 2023 11:01 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Next inspection at 11.30pm
Remember that cup of coffee I spoke about earlier? Go on, make yourself another. In fact get yourself some maggi with a whole lot of stuff put in it. Cook a storm in your kitchen. We are going to be here for a few more hours at the very least.
- May 29, 2023 10:49 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Hardik Pandya talks to the umpires
Well the umpires are back out there for their inspection and even before they properly reach the pitches, Pandya is all over them. Very animated conversation with them and in the end the umpires say something to him, he gives a double thumbs up which is also animated, and walks off. Then he is seeing having a talk with Javagal Srinath, who seems to pacifying him almost.
- May 29, 2023 10:45 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Pandya and Nehra check the conditions
It is that sodden practice pitch that they are concentrating on. A lot of sawdust and sand has been thrown on it but it remains quite slushy. The umpires, meanwhile slowly start walking out.
- May 29, 2023 10:37 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Dancing in the rain
While most of the crowd in the lower stands ran upstairs seeking shelter, there was quite a sizeable who just stood where they danced away in the showers. Well, they have all most probably taken leave from work to be here, the stadium has been full right from the time the toss went up. Who wouldn't like to be at the Motera stadium on a rainy Monday evening as opposed to being on your way home completely soaked.
- May 29, 2023 10:29 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: The super sopper is out
15 minutes to go for that inspection, lots of activity on the field now. A lot of GT players are out there at the moment warming up and talking away with each other. All good signs at the moment.
- May 29, 2023 10:21 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Next inspection at 10.45pm
That is the latest news from the middle now. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers, Brett Lee and Scott Styris seemed to be in absolute disbelief when it was shown that the par score for CSK at the end of the fifth over at the moment would be 43/0. Can't blame them but well, that's life in the rain and that is probably one of the reasons why Dhoni decided to bowl first. He probably even asked the openers to get at least one boundary in the first four odd balls as there could be a big rain delay. Plans within plans within plans within plans within…
- May 29, 2023 10:17 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: The covers are off
This is going to take time though. One of those practice pitches are absolutely sodden and the ground staff are trying their next to sponge the water out of it. The umpires are speaking to the pitch curator meanwhile and we can see Ambati Rayudu out there alongwith some CSK and GT coaching staff.
- May 29, 2023 10:05 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Rain easing off
Well then, the downpour is not too bad at the moment, the outfield was uncovered and the drainage here is pretty good. Even then, we can expected about 20-30 minutes for it to be adequately mopped up and that process itself can be started only after it properly stops raining. Go get yourself a cup of coffee or something, we could be here for a while.
- May 29, 2023 09:57 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Ground staff toiling away
It's rainy and windy and so the ground staff are having to really break their backs in trying to keep those covers down. Entire covers just flying off, ballooning up and spraying water everywhere in the process.
- May 29, 2023 09:51 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: HEAVY RAINS!
It's pouring down all of a sudden, the ground staff run on to the field as the players and umpires run off it. This is no drizzle, it is properly barreling down now. CSK are 4/0 after 0.3 overs.
- May 29, 2023 09:50 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: FOUR! Gaikwad gets CSK off the mark
Length ball from Shami for the third ball of the first and Gaikwad opens the face of the bat to send it between point and backward point.
- May 29, 2023 09:44 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: And the covers are off
The rain stops and the covers are off. The GT players slowly walk out while the CSK openers are in their kit in the dugout.
- May 29, 2023 09:36 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: THERE ARE THE COVERS!
And there are the rain drops. Just as we thought he second innings is about to start, drizzles make an appearance. Some thunders rumbling, lightning flashing. Let's hope all this just passes by quickly.
- May 29, 2023 09:29 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: A mid-innings show now
The BCCI seemed to have decided to bring in rappers for extra entertainment. It was King who squeezed in a performance 10 minutes before the toss, now Divine belts out his hits at a dazzling Motera stadium in the mid-innings break.
- May 29, 2023 09:21 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: Some stats for mid-game snacks
This is the fourth highest score of all-time in an IPL final. The top three all put up 50-plus partnerships for GT, just the second time this has happened in an IPL after the CSK vs RR final in 2021. Saha and Gill put up an opening stand of 67 off 42 balls, Saha and Sudharsan then put up 64 off 42 for the second after which Sudharsan and Pandya put up 81 runs off 33 balls for the third wicket.
- May 29, 2023 09:14 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: GT 214/4 in 20 overs
Pathirana has ended that over quite well. Dismisses Rashid Khan off the last ball of the innings. All eyes were on Gill but the names that have shone out are Saha first and then, especially, Sudharsan. Pandya ends unbeaten on 21 off 12.
- May 29, 2023 09:12 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: OUT! Sudharsan's epic ends
No century but who cares, this is one of the all-time great innings in IPL finals. He is struck in front of middle stump and goes for the review. Three reds and he is gone for 96 off 47.
- May 29, 2023 09:09 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX AGAIN!
>Second ball is full on the stumps, Sai Sudharsan slogs sweeps it over long on. This whole innings is a superlative.
- May 29, 2023 09:08 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: SIX! Sudharsan reaches 90!
Sudharsan launches the first ball of the last over above extra cover and reaches 90 in 45!
- May 29, 2023 09:07 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: SIX! High and enough from Pandya
200 up for GT with that shot and we are into the last over of the innings now.
- May 29, 2023 09:03 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: SIX! Pandya gets one at last!
Deshpande goes full outside off for the first ball of the 19th, Pandya won't miss that one. He gets unde it and smashes it over extra cover.
- May 29, 2023 08:57 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: GT 173/2 in 17 overs
Sudharsan has raced to 76 off 40, Pandya is on 2 off 3. Just one run off the last ball from Pandya and he wasn't too happy with that. The sky is the limit for Sudharsan and GT though at the moment.
- May 29, 2023 08:53 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: FOLLOWED BY A HAT-TRICK OF FOURS!
The second ball of the 17th is slapped away between extra cover and mid off. The third is sent past mid-off, this time to that fielder's left, and the fourth is belted past cover.
- May 29, 2023 08:51 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: SIX! Oh stop it Sai!
First ball of the 17th from Tushar Deshpande, he goes for a scoop over fine leg and sends it over short third.
- May 29, 2023 08:50 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: FOUR AGAIN!
- May 29, 2023 08:48 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: FOUR! 50 for Sudharsan!
A century in the IPL final for Chennai lad Sudharsan in the final of IPL 2023. What a moment this is and what an innings this is turnin out to be. He has got there in just 32 balls.
- May 29, 2023 08:44 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: 6, dot, 6! Sudharsan gets to 48
Theekshana put some pressure on Sudharsan with 2 dot balls to start up the 15th. He was on 36 off 27 at that point and then proceeded to rectify things with two sixes in three balls.
- May 29, 2023 08:41 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: OUT! That's it for Saha
It's a wicket off the last ball for Chahar in the 14th over. Slow ball and Saha top edges his pull. Dhoni is underneath and pouches it nonchalantly.
Saha c Dhoni b Chahar 54 (39), GT 131/2 in 14 overs
- May 29, 2023 08:34 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: GT 124/1 in 13 overs
Sudharshan is on 30 off 21, Saha on 53 off 37. This partnership has ensured that GT don't lose any kind of momentum after losing Gill up front. CSK's fielding errors are not helping them one bit.
- May 29, 2023 08:33 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: FOUR! 50 for Saha!
Jadeja goes short for the third ball of his final over, it breaks away outside off. Saha puts it between short third and backward point and gets to 52 off 36.
- May 29, 2023 08:31 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: It's drizzling!
Now then, now then. The ground staff have got the covers ready as a slight drizzle starts coming down. Let's ignore that for now, shall we? GT are 109/1 in 12 overs, Sudharsan on 20 off 17, Saha on 48 off 35.
- May 29, 2023 08:27 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: FOUR! Sudharsan gets going
Second ball of the 12th is sent past deep third for four by Sudharsan. It's technically GT's 2nd consecutive four after Pathirana, bowling his first over, sent the second ball wide initially.
- May 29, 2023 08:23 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: GT 96/1 in 11 overs
Sai Sudharsan is on 10 off 12, Saha has reached 47 in 34. A proper tailing off in the strike rate but the two batter are ensuring that there aren't too many dot balls here.
- May 29, 2023 08:20 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: FOUR!
Saha with a slash against Jadeja off the first ball of the 11th, it takes the outside edge and races off to the third man boundary.
- May 29, 2023 08:13 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: 9 overs gone, GT 80/1
Saha on 37 off 28, Sai Sudharsan had replaced Gill and he is on four off six at the other end. This is the period where CSK normally claw their way back with their spinners stifling the batters for runs.
- May 29, 2023 08:05 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: OUT! DHONI STUMPS GILL!
Gill has fallen off the last over the seventh! Jadeja and Dhoni combine to get the dangerman out. Fast turn from Jadeja, draws Gill forward and it goes past the outside edge. Dhoni collects it and breaks the stumps all in one swift move in a flash. Replays show that Gill is well outside the line.
Gill st Dhoni b Jadeja 39 (20), GT 67/1 in 7 overs
- May 29, 2023 08:04 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: End of powerplay, GT 62/0
Gill moves to 36 off 17, Saha on 26 off 19. 13 runs of that over.
- May 29, 2023 08:00 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: HAT-TRICK OF FOURS!
Gill making the most of the last over the powerplay. Theekshana comes in for the last over in this period, goes back of a length for the third ball and Gill, Conway can't quite stop it from reaching the boundary. Then Gill steps out and hits the fourth ball over mid-off. Then the fifth delivery is lifted over square leg.
- May 29, 2023 07:57 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: 50 up for GT
Very good batting from the GT pair, pretty pedestrian fielding from CSK. They have been guilty of a huge dropped catch and some sloppy movement on the field that have allowed Saha and Gill some extra runs.
- May 29, 2023 07:55 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: GT 38/0 after 4 overs
Gill is on 17 off 10, Saha on 21 off 14. 14 runs off this over now and this is now a very good start for GT.
- May 29, 2023 07:50 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score, IPL Final: GIll makes it a hat-trick of fours!
The second ball of the fourth is whipped in the air past deep midwicket. Then the third is smashed between extra-cover and mid-off.
- May 29, 2023 07:47 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score: FOUR! Gill gets going
Gill gets that trademark short-arm pull going and sends it between midwicket and mid-on.
- May 29, 2023 07:46 PM IST
IPL Final: GT 24/0 in 3 overs
16 runs off that over! Talk about things getting bad to worse. Chahar dropped Gill in the second over, then comes around for the next and gets tonked around the ground.
- May 29, 2023 07:44 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score: BACK TO BACK FOURS!
Saha picking Chahar apart and forces Dhoni to go back after those two cracking shots. He seems to know that the bowler will bowl at the stumps now that the keeper has stepped up to the stumps. He goes over midwicket off the third ball of the over. Then puts it over extra-cover for the next one.
- May 29, 2023 07:41 PM IST
IPL Final: SIX! Saha smashes the first biggie!
Saha skips down the track to the first ball of the third over bowled by Chahar and smacks the ball straight over the bowler's head. Salt on wound for Chahar. Dhoni steps up to the stumps straightaway.
- May 29, 2023 07:39 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score: DROPPED! Gill gets a lifeline!
Oh MS Dhoni placed Deepak Chahar at backward square and Gill hit it exactly there. It came to Chahar low and hit his palm and bounced out. Gill was dropped on 30 against MI as well, remember. He went on to score an imperious 129. Has Chahar dropped the IPL?
- May 29, 2023 07:38 PM IST
IPL Final: GT 4/0 after 1 over
Shubman Gill gets two off two, Saha on two off four. Tushar Deshpande bowling from the other end.
- May 29, 2023 07:33 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score: Here we go!
And finally, Deepak Chahar is running in to bowl the first ball to Wriddhiman Saha with Shubman Gill standing at the other end.
- May 29, 2023 07:26 PM IST
IPL Final: THE PLAYERS WALK OUT!
They walk out along a path flanked by fireworks, which seems to startle Hardik Pandya as they went off. MS Dhoni meanwhile, walked through as if it was the most boring few metres to walk through. A nice microcosm of the contrasting personalities of the two captains and yet, there are so many similiarities in the way they lead their teams.
- May 29, 2023 07:23 PM IST
CSK vs GT live score: The pitch and conditions
Simon Doull & Matthew Hayden: "We are playing on the Center pitch. The dimensions are as follows: 66-meter square boundaries and 74 meters downtown. It is a bit cooler than yesterday. I think that's going to help the ball swing around a bit. Not much has changed since yesterday. If anything, remember last night we had those grass clippings that were rolled in. Maybe they've been removed a little bit which could bring in the slow-pace bowlers, especially on a good length where guys like Mohit hit it hard, and take the pace off. We have got quality spinners in both sides. Looks like 180 can be a par score here. Whatever happens though, you have to have a bat first, especially CSK"
- May 29, 2023 07:15 PM IST
IPL Final: Who could come in
CSK are bowling first and so Shivam Dube is sitting out. There is almost no doubt that he will come in, possibly for Matheesha Pathirana, when CSK bat. For GT, Josh Littler is out but he will come in when they bowl later in the night.
- May 29, 2023 07:14 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score: The impact subs
CSK: Shivam Dube, Mitch Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh
GT: Josh Little, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, R Sai Kishore
- May 29, 2023 07:12 PM IST
IPL Final 2023 Live score: GT XI
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
- May 29, 2023 07:12 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Cricket Score: CSK XI
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
- May 29, 2023 07:11 PM IST
IPL 2023 Final Live score: Hardik Pandya's thoughts
"Would've bowled first as well, but my heart wanted to bat so I don't mind losing the toss. We spoke that it is something out of our control (weather). Whichever team plays better will have their hands on the trophy. I like keeping the boys cool, and they repay me. It's a flat track (what he makes of the pitch?). Same team."
- May 29, 2023 07:07 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score: What MS Dhoni said
“We'll bowl first with the rain forecast being around. Yesterday we were in the dressing room. As a cricketer you always want to play. It was the crowd that suffered the most. Hopefully we can entertain them. Pitch has been under cover for a long time, but throughout the tournament the pitch has behaved well over here. Quite happy it will be a 20-over game we'll be playing. Serves justice to the tournament like this. Same team.”
- May 29, 2023 07:01 PM IST
IPL Final 2023 Live score: CSK WIN THE TOSS
MS Dhoni has chosen to bowl first.
- May 29, 2023 07:00 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Cricket Score: TOSS TIME!
Ravi Shasrtri makes his voice boom around the colossal stadium. MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are at the ready with referee Javagal Srinath.
- May 29, 2023 06:55 PM IST
IPL 2023 Final: The big records up for grabs
Gujarat Titans are looking to become the third team since CSK themselves and Mumbai Indians to successfully defend an IPL title. They would also become the first team ever to win the title in their first two seasons in the tournament. CSK, meanwhile, are looking to equal MI's record of six IPL titles.
- May 29, 2023 06:46 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score: The opening ceremony of the final
Or the closing ceremony of the tournament? Well, call it whatever you want but it is underway at the stadium. For now it is King entertaining the crowd. He is not out on the field though, rather on a stage built between the stands.
- May 29, 2023 06:30 PM IST
IPL Final 2023: A lowdown on the playing conditions
The cut-off time for a full game to take place is 9.35pm local.
For a five-five, the officials can wait till 12.06am before starting play.
The one last option is determining the winner via a Super Over shootout, but the cut-off time for that is 1am.
If rain doesn't allow any play tonight too, then Gujarat Titans will be declared champions on account of topping the points table in the league phase.
- May 29, 2023 06:02 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Cricket Score: Latest on the weather
It is now officially overcast in Ahmedabad with just under an hour to go for the toss. As stated earlier, there is intermittent rain forecast throughout the evening but that is unlikely to be the kind that causes significant stoppages to the match.
- May 29, 2023 05:48 PM IST
IPL 2023 Final: Gill 2023 vs Kohli 2016
Shubman Gill has gone into overdrive in the latter stages of this tournament. He has scored three centuries in his last four matches and his run tally of 851 runs this season is the most by any Indian since Virat Kohli's 973 from the 2016 season. Kohli's run tally that season is the most by any player in the history of the IPL and his performance that season has gained legendary status. But Gill is now 123 runs away from that record and that is a score that he can very well achieve today considering the kind of form he is in.
- May 29, 2023 05:19 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score: GT full squad
Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Srikar Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Odean Smith, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Dasun Shanaka, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Alzarri Joseph, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal
- May 29, 2023 05:19 PM IST
IPL Final 2023 Live score: CSK full squad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu, RS Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Ben Stokes
- May 29, 2023 04:29 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Cricket Score: Injury hurdles for CSK
The kind of hype that was there for Ben Stokes before the start of the season at the Chepauk is seldom seen for any player apart from the royalty of that team like Dhoni, or Suresh Raina when he used to play or Ravindra Jadeja. He came into the season with an injury and it was clear that he won't be able to bowl much but he ended up pretty much being a bystander throughout the season. Stokes could play just two games in which he made no mark with bat or ball. Then there was the injuries to Sisanda Magala, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh and Deepak Chahar and one does get the picture of CSK limping through somehow. But that was hardly the case, the likes of Tushar Deshpande stepped up and made it look like CSK don't have any injury troubles in the pace department. Chahar made a succesfull return towards the end of the league and their spin attack led by Jadeja remains as lethal as any.
- May 29, 2023 04:15 PM IST
IPL 2023 Final: CSK's road to the final
CSK had a slightly more bumpy road to the final compared to GT and they arguably had to jump past more obstacles related to injuries to their star players, but here they are. A little period towards the end of April and in the first week of may where they got just one point in three matches is what hurt them the most. But they then lost just one match for the rest of the league stage and qualified for the playoffs by thrashing Delhi Capitals by 77 runs.
- May 29, 2023 04:03 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score: GT's road to the final
Right, let's refresh our memories a bit, shall we? Gujarat Titans went about the league stage showing that last season was no fluke, they really are a force to be reckoned with. They won 10 and lost four, were the first team to confirm a place for themselves in the playoffs and did it all on a canter. However, they then met CSK, arguably the only team who were efficient as they were towards the end of the league stage and for once, Hardik Pandya's side was thoroughly outplayed. But then came that match against Mumbai Indians in the second Qualifier, and THAT innings from Shubman Gill and GT made it to the final with a comprehensive win over the five-time champions.
- May 29, 2023 03:43 PM IST
IPL Final 2023: If it gets washed out today…
Then look away CSK fans because you won't like this. The rule is that if the final gets washed out on the reserve day as well, then the team that finished higher on the league table will be declared champions. That would be Gujarat Titans, who finished, CSK had finished second.
- May 29, 2023 03:21 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Cricket Score: The weather forecast…
Well the murmur is that there could be rain during the match itself. But at the same time, Accuweather says that it will be slightly cloudy during the evening but nothing more. Let's hope they have it right.
- May 29, 2023 02:45 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL 2023 Final: Head-to-head
Both GT and CSK have faced each other four times in IPL history, with the former leading 3-1. Hopefully the weather gods will have mercy and we will see a full T20 match.
- May 29, 2023 02:40 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL Final: Squads
CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu, RS Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Ben Stokes
GT: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Srikar Bharat, Shivam Mavi, Odean Smith, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Dasun Shanaka, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, Pradeep Sangwan, Matthew Wade, Abhinav Manohar, Alzarri Joseph, Urvil Patel, Yash Dayal
- May 29, 2023 02:20 PM IST
CSK vs GT Live Score, IPL 2023 Final: Hello and good afternoon everyone!
Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of today's IPL 2023 final between CSK and GT, straight from Ahmedabad. Stay tuned folks!