CSK Wins 2023 IPL Final to Crown Joint 5 Times Champions

CSK Triumphs in the 2023 Indian Premiere League (IPL) Final against the Defending Champion Gujarat Titans to Crown Joint 5 Times Champions on May 29 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Rain forced the match, which was initially supposed to take place on May 28th, to be moved to May 29th. This was the first time the IPL final had been rescheduled because of bad weather.

CSK Wins 2023 IPL Final to Crown Joint 5 Times Champions

Gujarat Titans broke the record for the highest team total in an IPL final with 214 runs for four wickets after Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to field. The Super Kings‘ innings was delayed by more than an hour due to bad weather, and the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method was used to change the goal to 171 runs in 15 overs. The team eventually won by five wickets, winning their fifth IPL title. Devon Conway of CSK was selected the game’s MVP.

Group Stage Performances

At Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to start their season. The Delhi Capitals were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders following their victory. The Rajasthan Royals eventually overcame the Titans after they had already vanquished the Punjab Kings. After that defeat, they won three straight games before dropping their next three games. With 10 victories and 4 defeats at the end of the group stage, they won the championship for the second year in a row.

Chennai Super Kings’ season began with a 5 wicket loss to Gujarat Titans. In their fourth game, the Rajasthan Royals defeated them after a two-match winning streak. The Rajasthan Royals then triumphed over them once more following a winning run of three games. Three of their previous five games were victories. With the exception of a cancelled game against the Lucknow Super Giants, they finished the group stage with 8 victories, 5 defeats, and second place on the points chart.

                     IPL 2023 POINTS TABLE

SL NO.

TEAM

MATCH

WON

LOST

NRR

POINTS

1.

GT  

14

10

4

+0.809

20

2.

CSK

14

8

5

+0.652

17

3.

LSG

14

8

5

+0.284

17

4.

MI

14

8

6

-0.044

16

5.

RR

14

7

7

+0.148

14

6.

RCB

14

7

7

+0.135

14

7.

KKR

14

6

8

-0.239

12

8.

PBKS

14

6

8

-0.304

12

9.

DC

14

5

9

-0.808

10

10.

SRH

14

4

10

-0.590

8

Match Highlights

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to field in a rain-delayed game. Day 1 of the game was postponed to the reserve day due to inclement weather. Gujarat Titans, batting first, finished their 20 overs with 214 runs at the cost of 4 wickets. Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha scored 54 runs, while left-handed batter Sai Sudharsan top scored with 96.

Matheesha Pathirana, a fast bowler from Sri Lanka, grabbed two wickets but gave up 44 runs for the Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings responded by chasing the amended 171 runs from 15 overs target. Mohit Sharma claimed 3 wickets from 36 runs in 3 overs, while Devon Conway scored 47 runs off of 25 balls. As a result, Conway was voted player of the match and Super Kings claimed their fifth championship.

1st Innings

The Titans, who were called to bat, got off to a strong start thanks to openers Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill, who helped the team reach 50 runs in 5.2 overs. At the end of the first power play, which lasted six overs, the team had scored 62 runs without losing any wickets. Gill was the first to fall, bowled by Ravindra Jadeja and eventually stumped by MS Dhoni. It was 39 runs in 20 balls for him. Saha was joined by Indian batsman Sai Sudharsan, and the two scored 64 runs together before Dhoni caught Saha off the bowling of Deepak Chahar.

After 14 overs, the score was 131 runs with 2 wickets lost. After captain Hardik Pandya joined Sudharsan, the two scorched 81 runs in five overs before Sudharsan was leg before wicket off Pathirana’s bowling for 96 runs, his best score, in the twentieth over. After dropping four wickets in their final 20 overs, the Titans finished their innings with 214 runs. Fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana of Sri Lanka claimed two wickets for the Super Kings but gave up eleven runs.

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2nd Innings

Rain caused the Super Kings innings to be postponed, resulting in a 15-over game with a revised goal of 171 runs to win the championship and the finals. The Super Kings got off to a strong start as they were led by Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad and New Zealand batsman Devon Conway, who combined to score 52 runs in 4 overs from the opening power play. 

The first player out was Gaikwad, who was dismissed for 26 runs after being bowled by fellow Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad and caught at backward point by Afghan all-rounder Rashid Khan.

Conway was out of the game in the same over after Mohit Sharma had dismissed him off Ahmad. Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined Impact replacement Shivam Dube, and the two combined to reach 117 runs from 10.5 overs when Rahane was caught by Vijay Shankar off the bowling of Sharma. 

After Ambati Rayudu was caught and bowled off by Sharma, the side was down four wickets when captain MS Dhoni entered the batting. David Miller grabbed the opening ball off of Sharma’s bowling at extra cover, and Dhoni was out for a duck.

CSK Wins 2023 IPL Final to Crown Joint 5 Times Champions

With two deliveries remaining, the Super Kings needed to win by ten runs. Against Mohit Sharma, Indian hitter Ravindra Jadeja went on the attack. Jadeja finished the innings with a boundary behind the leg stump after lifting the penultimate pitch for a six over long off. With the final ball of the rain-shortened 15-over innings, the Super Kings emerged victorious in both the match and the title. The Super Kings had won five IPL championships.

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              MOST IPL TITLE WINS

IPL TEAM

TROPHY

YEARS

Mumbai Indians

5

2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 ,2020

Chennai Super Kings

5

2010, 2011 ,2018 ,2021, 2023

Kolkata Knight Riders

2

2012, 2014

Sunrisers Hyderabad

1

2016

Rajasthan Royals

1

2008

Decan Chargers

1

2009

Gujarat Titans

1

2022

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