CSK vs GT: Chennai Super Kings (172/7) beat Gujarat Titans (157) by 15 runs to reach a record-extending 10th IPL final on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings tamed a tenacious Gujarat Giants by 15 runs on a sticky surface to enter their 10th IPL final on Tuesday and extend their remarkable consistency in the tournament.
CSK did well to reach 172 for 7 on a slow pitch in Qualifier 1 after Hardik Pandya opted to bowl.
Considering the conditions, it turned out to be much more than a competitive total as GT had a rare off day to end with 157 all out in 20 overs. Rashid Khan made the CSK fans nervous with a 16-ball 30 towards the end but it was not enough for the Titans.
𝘿𝙊 𝙉𝙊𝙏 𝙈𝙄𝙎𝙎!
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However, the defending champions will got another shot to make a second successive final in Qualifier 2 on Friday.
Dhoni’s brain and CSK’s skill work in tandem
CSK’s master tactician MS Dhoni made the best use of home advantage to take the four time champions to a 10th final in 14 editions. CSK did not take part in 2016 and 2017 editions.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (4-0-18-2) did the star turn for the Super Kings with a brilliant spell during which he strangled the opposition batters to avenge the defeat suffered in the tournament opener. Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana and Deepal Chahar also finished with two wickets each.
Source : https://www.freepressjournal.in/sports/ipl-2023-qualifier-1-csk-outclass-gt-after-gaikwad-jadeja-shine-to-enter-record-extending-10th-final