CSK win IPL 2023 by 5 wickets owing to Jadeja's last two-ball exploits

Published date30 May 2023
AuthorStatesman News Service
Publication titleStatesman, The (India)
After a magical last over by Mohit Sharma of Gujarat Titans which had four yorkers, it was Ravindra Jadeja who prevailed at the end when he hit 10 runs in the last two balls, and 10 was what was required. Jadeja made a crucial 15 runs of six balls

Earlier, Gujarat Titans made 214 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs setting a target of 215 runs for the Chennai Super Kings. However, in a rain truncated match the CSK were asked to chase 171 in 15 overs.

CSK made 72 runs in the first six overs for the loss of no wicket. For CSK, Ruturaj Gaikwad was the first walk back to the pavilion at his personal score of 26 in 16 balls. And CSK was 74. Four runs later, Devon Conway too walked back.

It was Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube who then stablised the CSK innings with Rahane upping the ante hitting two sixes in the eighth over and taking the score of CSK to 94 for two.

Shivam Dube's two sixes in the 17th over brought Super Kings closer to the target with 38 needed of the last 18 balls when it seemed GT would take the game away. In the first ball of...

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