Ahmedabad: Chennai Super Kings defeated Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets to join Mumbai Indians with five IPL titles. Having been set a target of 215 runs, CSK got some help from the rain gods as the play was delayed in the second innings. When the match resumed, CSK were given a target of 171 in 15 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway gave CSK a brisk start, adding 74 runs in 6.3 overs before Noor Ahmed got rid of Gaikwad for 26. Devon Conway followed him in the same over for 47. Rahane (27) and Ambati Rayudu (19) played important cameos to take CSK close. Skipper Dhoni failed to do much and was dismissed for a golden duck. At one point, CSK’s chances were all but over, with 10 needed off the last two balls but Ravindra Jadeja hit a six and boundary off the final two balls to seal a win for CSK.
CSK Joins MI With 5 IPL Titles
The win for CSK has taken them on par with Mumbai Indians in terms of most number of IPL titles. CSK and MI now have five titles to their name. As for GT, they played well but missed out on joining MI and CSK in teams with back to back IPL title wins.
Sai Sudarshan Powers GT To A Massive Score
Earlier, a sensational knock by Sai Sudarsan, who scored 96 runs in just 47 balls, helped GT post a huge score of 214-4 in 20 overs. Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha got GT off to a flier, with the pair adding 67 runs for the first wicket in 7 overs. Gill departed for 39 courtesy of a lightning-fast stumping from MS Dhoni. Wriddhiman Saha scored yet another half-century in IPL final but failed to go big. He was dismissed by Deepak Chahar for 54. The wicket of Saha was followed by a brutal assault by Sai Sudarsan who stitched an 89-run partnership with Hardik Pandya (21) to propel GT to a huge score.