GT vs CSK Highlights: All-round Chennai Super Kings brush aside defending champions Gujarat Titans to enter 10th IPL final | Cricket News
Securing a simple 15-run win over Hardik Pandya and co. within the Qualifier 1, MS Dhoni and co. turned the primary crew to e book their tickets for the Sunday’s closing in Ahmedabad.
Chasing a difficult 173 for victory, Titans fell flat as Chennai spinners spun the net across the customer’s batters on a sticky Chepauk monitor to bundle them out for 157 in 20 overs.
Contemplating the circumstances, 173 turned out to be way more than a aggressive whole as Titans had a uncommon off day. Rashid Khan made the CSK followers nervous with a 16-ball 30 in the direction of the tip however it was not sufficient for the Titans.
Nevertheless, the defending champions will get one other shot to make a second successive closing in Qualifier 2 on Friday.
CSK’s grasp tactician Dhoni made the perfect use of dwelling benefit to take the 4 time champions to a tenth closing in 14 editions. CSK didn’t participate in 2016 and 2017 editions.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (4-0-18-2) did the star flip for the Tremendous Kings with an excellent spell throughout which he strangled the opposition batters to avenge the defeat suffered within the event opener. Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana and Deepal Chahar additionally completed with two wickets every.
Chasing 173, GT misplaced Wriddhiman Saha (12) within the third over.
Skipper Hardik Pandya (8) couldn’t make a lot impression at quantity three, miscuing a lower off Theekshana for Jadeja to pouch a catch at level.
Sri Lanka’s restricted overs groups’ captain Dasun Shanaka (17) couldn’t get going as effectively and his reverse sweep off Jadeja landed within the palms of Theekshana.
Jadeja made issues harder for GT by castling the damaging David Miller (4) to go away the opposition at 88 for 4 within the thirteenth over. The Titans slipped additional when Rahul Tewatia was bowled by Theekshana for 3.
Earlier, the Tremendous Kings batters had a tricky time on a sluggish pitch as they weren’t in a position to power the tempo.
Dhoni lasted solely 2 balls for his 1 run, a lot to the frustration of an adoring Chepauk crowd.
For the house crew, Ruturaj Gaikwad was the perfect batter, scoring an outstanding 60 off 44 whereas the others couldn’t make a considerable contribution.
Pacer Mohammed Shami (2 for 28 in 4 overs) was the perfect bowler whereas Mohit Sharma (2/31) additionally picked up two wickets. Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed scalped a wicket every and put strain on the batters within the center overs.
Gaikwad had a stroke of luck when he was caught by Shubman Gill off Darshan Nalkande just for the supply to be declared a no-ball. He capitalised on the let-off and performed some very good pictures. The very subsequent ball after he received a reprieve, he smacked a six and hit a 4 from the following supply.
The in-form Gaikwad didn’t get slowed down towards the spin of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed, the important thing bowlers for GT. He scored freely towards all of the bowlers and received CSK off to a brisk begin with 49 being scored within the powerplay.
Gaikwad appeared to decelerate after having outscored his opening accomplice Devon Conway with whom he shared yet one more half-century stand. He fell attempting to power the tempo, to a catch by David Miller off Mohit Sharma.
Ajinkya Rahane (17 off 10) hit one six earlier than being Nalkande’s solely scalp because the scoring slowed down.
Conway was not his typical fluent self and struggled together with his timing all although his innings.
Ambati Rayudu (17 off 9) crossed the 6,000 IPL-run mark throughout the course of his cameo.
The house crew did effectively to gather 35 runs off the final three overs.
(With inputs from PTI)