IPL 2023: Shubman Gill’s blitz with bat as Gujarat Titans defeat Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets

New Delhi: Rahul Tewatia played down the ground shot for four as Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings in the tournament opener of the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, March 31.

Shubman Gill’s innings

Gujarat’s opener Shubman Gill scored brilliant 63 runs off 36 before he was removed by Tushar Deshpande. In his whole innings, Gill smashed six fours and three sixes.

Tushar Deshpande’s flop show

It seems impact player Tushar Deshpande does not impacted at all for the Chennai Super Kings in the final over of the second innings. In 3.2 overs Deshpande gave away 51 runs and picked up just one wicket, with an economy rate of 15.30.

Deshpande came with the last over of the innings and in the very first ball of the 19th over, he delivered wide ball. In the second ball of the over Rahul Tewatia walked across the stumps and smashed a fuller delivery of Tushar Deshpande for a six to wide of long-off.

Rashid Khan’s storm with bat

Rashid Khan faced first ball and smoked it for a six over cow corner. GT needed 12 in 8 balls. Then Rashid gone for another shot as he smashed next delivery for boundary. With some firework from Rashid’s bat GT required 8 runs in an over.

Playing XI

GT XI: Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson, Hardik Pandya(c), Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Joshua Little, Yash Dayal, Alzarri Joseph.

CSK XI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar.

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