The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is all set for its grand conclusion. After two months of non-stop cricketing action, it has all come down to two teams and one final match.
Though the final was supposed to take place on Sunday, weather gods intervened and made sure the game was rescheduled to Monday, the reserve day.
League-stage toppers Gujarat Titans are up against charismatic Chennai Super Kings in the marquee clash of this season at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad.
There is a lot at stake for both teams. While CSK and MS Dhoni have a date with destiny, Gujarat Titans have their own piece of history to chase.
CSK will equal Mumbai Indians’ record of five IPL titles with a win on Sunday while GT have a unique chance of winning two titles in two years of their existence. It will also be their captain Hardik Pandya’s record-equalling sixth IPL title.
An absolutely intriguing battle awaits us and hopefully, one without weather interventions. It’s CSK vs GT for the IPL champions’ gong. You can bet on this match in India here.
IPL Final 2023 LIVE Scorecard
Here’s the LIVE scorecard of the IPL final between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans.
CSK vs GT IPL Final Live Updates
Follow our live updates below for all the action from CSK vs GT. (All times IST)
20:47- GT 148-2 (15.3), 50 for Sai Sudharsan: The young southpaw gets to his fifty with a boundary and is looking increasingly dangerous in the middle.
20:43- GT 143-2 (15): Although GT lost Saha at the end of the 14th over, Sudharsan has kept the run rate up as he smashed Theekshana for consecutive sixes to reach 48 runs. GT will hope to add at least 60 more runs from here on considering they have eight more wickets in hand with David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, and Rashid Khan yet to come.
20:31- GT 116-1 (12.3), 50 for Wriddhiman Saha: The GT opener brings up only his second half-century of this season, and what an occasion to do so. The partnership between Saha and Sudharsan is also nearing 50 runs.
20:19- GT 86-1 (10): We have reached the halfway stage of the GT innings. Jadeja and Maheesh Theekshana have managed to apply the breaks, conceding just 24 runs in the last four overs. Saha and Sai Sudharsan will have to accelerate in order to post an intimidating total.
20:05- GT 67-1 (7), Gill departs!: Some lightning quick handwork by MSD behind the stumps results in Gill being dismissed on 39. It was a good ball by Ravindra Jadeja and CSK have their first breakthrough. Gill falls just 10 runs short of breaching the 900-run mark in IPL 2023.
20:00- GT 62-0 (6), End of powerplay: Saha and Gill have gotten the Titans off to an absolute flier, scoring at 10.33 runs per over. The first two overs, bowled by Chahar and Tushar Deshpande, were quiet. Infact, Chahar dropped Gill off Deshpande’s bowling, and CSK have conceded a flurry of boundaries since then. It’ll be interesting to see what Dhoni plans to do in the middle overs.
19:30- The Final begins: The players are out in the middle. Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha will be opening for Gujarat Titans, with the latter on strike. The new ball has been handed to Deepak Chahar. No surprises there. We are set on an enthralling finale!
19:10- Lineups for the Final:
CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Subs: Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Akash Singh
GT: Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (C), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Subs: Joshua Little, Odean Smith, KS Bharat, Shivam Mavi, R Sai Kishore
19:00- TOSS, Chennai Super Kings win the toss and elect to bowl first: The two captains are out in the middle and we are going to get a rain-free game hopefully. MS Dhoni wins the toss and Chennai Super Kings are going to field first.
18:50- King performs in the closing ceremony!
King performing in the closing ceremony of IPL. pic.twitter.com/BXR6RjsPOT
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 29, 2023
18:39- Pitch Report from Simon Doull and Matthew Hayden: The pitch is in the centre of the square. 66 meter square boundaries on each side, and 74 meters down the ground. Slight changes today in the atmospheric conditions – it’s cooler this evening. I think that’s going to help the ball swing around a little bit. Has much changed from yesterday? Not really. If anything, remember last night we had those grass clippings that were rolled in. Maybe they’ve been removed a little bit which could bring in the slow pace bowlers, especially on a good length where guys like Mohit hit it hard, take the pace off. And of course we’ve got the quality spinners from both teams. I predict it’s going to be around 180 (par score). Whatever happens though, you have to have a bat, particularly CSK.
18:30– The weather remains fine so far, and it’s been a clear and sunny day compared to yesterday’s water show. Hopefully more of the same. The closing ceremony should begin soon.
17:30- Welcome back to TSN’s live coverage of CSK vs GT in the IPL 2023 Final. Let’s hope the weather behaves well today and we get to see these two talented sides put up an excellent show worthy of the occasion.
Tendulkar full of praise for Gill
Shubman Gill’s performance this season has been nothing short of unforgettable, marked by two centuries that left an indelible impact. One century ignited @mipaltan‘s hopes, while the other dealt them a crushing blow. Such is the unpredictable nature of cricket!
What truly… pic.twitter.com/R3VLWQxhoT
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 28, 2023
Will yesterday’s rain have an effect on the pitch?
Narendra Modi stadium has been batter’s paradise this season, with an average first innings score of 193 in eight games.
However, will the rain have an effect on the surface? It looks unlikely as Friday the ground received some rain and Shubman Gill proceeded to slam bang GT to a score of 233 against MI in Qualifier 2.
What’s the weather looking like on Monday?
It’s looking much much better on Monday. The chances of rain are almost none during the day but evening might see short showers. But then again, you can never predict weather accurately.
Let’s hope we get a full 40-over game tonight.
00:30- The IPL organisers have confirmed that tickets for the Final will carry forward to Monday. You can read more on that here.
23:00- It’s official! The match will be postponed to tomorrow due to rain, the first time ever in IPL history. Disappointing for fans to wait all this time, but it was what was needed to ensure both these teams have a full match to play and bring the best out of one another.
21:25- The rain keeps coming and going, with all these amazing players the weather’s acting as the protagonist!
20:10- Should a match not be possible at all today, there will be a reserve day tomorrow where GT and CSK can play out a full final (barring another set of rain interruptions). Let’s hope that isn’t the case.
18:40- Rain has started in Ahmedabad and the covers are on. Hopefully, we don’t get much of a delay. Here’s what will happen if the Final is rained off.
17:58- Ambati Raydu has announced his retirement from IPL.
Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from the IPL.
He’ll retire after today’s Final. pic.twitter.com/yHUh2RsJ9x
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 28, 2023
17:45- Welcome to TSN’s IPL Final live coverage we will also be taking a look at the performances in the closing ceremony to hype us up for the clash between these two giants which should be an exciting affair!
We have an IPL Mid Show tonight
Folks, we will have a closing ceremony before the game tonight. This piece has everything you need to know about the same.
Eyes on the prize
This is what the teams are playing for tonight. The glittering golden IPL trophy.
It’s getting closer!
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 28, 2023
A sea of yellow in Ahmedabad?
Ahmedabad might be the Gujarat Titans’ den but the CSK fans are apparently on a mission to deck the place out in yellow. It’s going to be an electric atmosphere for sure.
— VK (@Motera_Stadium) May 28, 2023
Shami, Rashid and Mohit – GT’s wicket-taking arsenal
Gujarat Titans probably have the strongest bowling attack and it is no wonder that the top 3 wicket takers in IPL this season all belong to GT.
Mohammed Shami is the leader of the Purple Cap race with 28 wickets. Rashid Khan is not far behind with 27 and Mohit Sharma has 24 wickets.
What terrific resources to have as a captain, especially in an IPL final!
Can Gill score 123?
Shubman Gill is the toast of the town in Ahmedabad right now. His assualt on Mumbai Indians in the Qualifier 2 was one of the greatest IPL knocks of all time.
That knock also put him within 123 runs of breaking Virat Kohli’s all-time record for scoring the most runs in an IPL season. Will Shubman erase that record?
You cannot rule that out, given the form he’s in.
Dhoni vs Hardik V3.0
It’s the third time MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are pitting their wits against each other this season. Interestingly, the opening game of the season saw CSK take on GT at this very venue. Hardik won that round.
But at Chepauk, in the Qualifier 1, MS Dhoni spun a web around Titans and Pandya to qualify for the final. Tonight, in their third battle, who will come up trumps?
MSD’s 250th IPL game
What better occasion to play your 250th IPL game than the final? CSK captain MS Dhoni will walk into the history books when he takes the field tonight.
Will he make the grand occasion memorable by leading his side to their fifth IPL title?
What are the weather gods feeling in Ahmedabad?
It is a hot day at Ahmedabad. However, there are chances of rain making an appearance in the evening. If it does, that could delay the start of the match but it’s not expected to truncate or wash the game out.
If the game does get washed out, we do have a reserve day. Find out all about who wins IPL 2023 if rain washes out the game here.
A full house at the Narendra Modi stadium?
The IPL 2023 final will be played in an absolutely fantastic setting. The Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad has a capacity of around 110,000 and the Titans and Super Kings will fight it out for the ultimate honour in front of a record crowd in what is a magnificent stadium.
CSK vs GT tips, predictions and betting odds
CSK vs GT TV, telecast details
Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans will be broadcast in several languages, across the following TV channels:
- Star Sports 1
- Star Sports 1 Hindi
- Star Sports 3
- Star Sports Select 1
- Star Sports Select 1 HD
- Star Sports HD1
CSK vs GT: Live stream, mobile, online details
Live streaming of this game will be provided free of charge, exclusively through the Jio Cinema app across a range of platforms.
Live streaming of all IPL games will be available for free on the JioCinema app.
Published at Mon, 29 May 2023 15:17:00 +0000