Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans locked horns in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League 2023. The visitors’ skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and asked CSK to bat first. Batting first, the yellow outfits went on to post a total of 172 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Later on, the Gujarat Titans couldn’t cross the line and lost the match, now they’ll lock horns in the second qualifier with the winning side of the eliminator.
The fans were also elated and ecstatic as MS Dhoni’s men have become the first team to secure their berth into the final of the current edition of the Indian Premier League. They immediately took to Twitter and came up with a lot of interesting reactions and responses to Chennai’s win. They also lavished praise on CSK’s performance in the all-important clash against Gujarat Titans.
Here’s how fans reacted:
MS Dhoni and CSK into the IPL final for the 10th time 🤩💛#CSKvsGTpic.twitter.com/3bkOCdykTB
— Dhoni Army KA™ (@DhoniArmyKA) May 23, 2023
Congratulations super King 🎉🎉👑#MSDhoni𓃵 #CSKvsGT pic.twitter.com/D62qj72IDp
— Abhishek jha🇮🇳 (@Abhishe93404254) May 23, 2023
Congratulations CSK for scripting another historic win. Hoping to see you lifting the #IPL2O23 cup as well 😊
— Sarath Babu S (@AryanSarath) May 23, 2023
Highest peak viewership for IPL 2023 on JioCinema:
CSK Vs GT – 2.5cr.
CSK vs RCB – 2.4cr.
RCB vs GT – 2.2cr.
CSK vs RR – 2.2cr.
– CSK the brand!#CSKvsGT #MSDhoni𓃵 pic.twitter.com/7ZgNk265aS
— Shobana (@Shobana_29) May 23, 2023
If it is CSK vs GT, then CSK is favs to lift the 5th trophy..
If MI wins tomorrow game then MI will lift the No.6th..#IPL2023
— AjithSadha 🇦🇷 ⭐⭐⭐🇦🇷 (@AjithSadha) May 23, 2023
Bhai yr aaj ka Mera comment or Mery prediction sahi. Hui h yr risterda pls…..csk vs gt team Mali yr risterdar
Are yr nimkhadiya (risterdar) sun l hamary b @realFCG
— ASLAM khan (@ASLAMkhan0280) May 23, 2023
I am not the biggest cricket fan. But I really enjoyed watching the enthusiasm of cheering CSK in CSK vs GT match. So many people wearing same tees and cheering same team. Beautiful community created by cricket. #MSDhoni𓃵 #HardikPandya
— Deeksha Sharma (@Deeksha9395) May 23, 2023
GT have one more chance. I think it is CSK vs GT in finals as well.
— Bhuvanesh (@Bhuvan2uall) May 23, 2023
I feel this prediction might become true!
CSK vs GT – CSK
MI vs LSG – MI
MI vs GT – MI
Finals : CSK vs MI – CSK💛🔥
Tribute to the Great MS will happen🔥💛💥#IPLScript #IPL
— உத்தம வில்லன் (@Devill_sri) May 23, 2023
I think if
CSK Vs MI – MI(past record)
CSK Vs GT – GT(home ground adv)
CSK Vs LSG – CSK (no competition)
lekin i want bas CSK jeet jaaye final 😭😭
— boycott (@boycott24x7) May 23, 2023
Speaking of the entire action of the match, the openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway played the knocks of 60 and 40 runs respectively. On the back of these knocks, Chennai Super Kings managed to score 172 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the first 20 overs of the game.
Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami scalped two wickets each alongside one wicket each by Darshan Nalkande, Rashid Khan, and Noor Ahmed for GT.
While chasing the target, it was only Shubman Gill who could manage to play to a struggling knock of 42 runs with four boundaries and a six to his name. Other than him, only Rashid Khan scored 30 runs with three fours and two sixes with the wood.
But unfortunately, they couldn’t chase down the total and lost the match by a margin of 15 runs getting all-out only on the score of 157 runs in 20 overs. Maheesh Theekshana, Ravindra Jadeja, and Matheesha Pathirana scalped two wickets each alongside one wicket and two wickets respectively claimed by Tushar Deshpande and Deepak Chahar.
Ruturaj Gaikwad won the ‘Player of the Match award for his match-defining knock in favour of Chennai Super Kings.