The high-profile IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans might have been witness to a cheeky run out on Tuesday. After CSK had set GT a 173-run goal, the defending champions misplaced fairly a number of wickets as Vijay Shankar got here on to bat. On the second ball of the 14th over, CSK pacer Chahar tried a run out on the non-striker’s finish with Shankar being the goal. However, Shankar wasn’t backing up. Though Chahar eliminated the bails, it resulted in nothing and even Dhoni may very well be seen smiling.
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Deepak Chahar makes an attempt a run out on the non striker’s finish. pic.twitter.com/tw9AZUhFXD
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The response from Dhoni when Deepak Chahar tried to run-out Vijay Shankar in non-striker finish. pic.twitter.com/JONVlgCu1m
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A disciplined bowling efficiency by the Gujarat Titans on a tough floor helped the defending champions limit Chennai Super Kings to 172 for 7 in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. Put in to bat by GT captain Hardik Pandya, the Super Kings batters had a tricky time on a gradual pitch as they weren’t in a position to pressure the tempo.
Talismanic skipper Mahendra Singh 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 very best batter, scoring an excellent 60 off 44 whereas the others couldn’t make a considerable contribution.
Pacer Mohammed Shami (2 for 28 in 4 overs) was the very best bowler whereas Mohit Sharma (2/31) additionally picked up two wickets. Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed scalped a wicket every and put stress 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 bought a reprieve, he smacked a six and hit a 4 from the following supply.
The in-form Gaikwad didn’t get slowed down in opposition to the spin of Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed, the important thing bowlers for GT. He scored freely in opposition to all of the bowlers and bought CSK off to a brisk begin with 49 being scored within the powerplay.
Gaikwad appeared to decelerate after having outscored his opening associate Devon Conway with whom he shared yet one more half-century stand. He fell making an attempt to pressure the tempo, to a catch by David Miller off Mohit Sharma. Ajinkya Rahane (17 off 10), who got here in at No.4, hit one six earlier than being Nalkande’s solely scalp because the scoring slowed down.
Conway was not his ordinary fluent self and struggled together with his timing all although his innings.
Ambati Rayudu (17 off 9) crossed the 6,000 IPL-run mark in the course of the course of his cameo.
The residence crew did effectively to gather 35 runs off the final three overs.
With PTI inputs
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