GT vs CSK IPL Live Score 2023 Updates: Gujarat Titans win by five wickets

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 01, 2023 00:24 IST

GT vs CSK Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 1 Updates: Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the first match of IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday (March 31). The Titans chased a competitive score of 179 with four balls to spare despite a few twists and turn moments here and there.


00:24 (IST)1 APR 2023

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00:22 (IST)1 APR 2023

A game of plenty of twists and turns. Surely one could never guess who would end up as the winner until Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia pulled off heavy blows. Titans started well with Wriddhiman Saha taking the attack to the CSK bowlers in the powerplay before he departed for 25. B Sai Sudarshan contributed 22 runs as an Impact player replacement for the injured Kane Williamson. Captain Hardik Pandya didn't made any significant contributions with the bat with his dismissal coming at 8 runs from 11 balls. 

Shubman Gill was watchful in the initial part of the chase as Saha kept going but after losing his opening partner, the young Indian batter displayed his brilliant strokeplay. He struck six fours and three sixes in his 36-ball 63. Gill departed in the 15th over while going for a big hit against Tushar Deshpande. Vijay Shankar (27 in 21 balls), Rahul Tewatia (15 off 14 balls), and Rashid Khan (10 off 3 balls) took the Titans past the finishing line despite CSK threatening to make a comeback in the death overs. 

Earlier in the game, Ruturaj Gaikwad's magnificent 92 powered CSK to 178 for 7 in the first innings. Barring Moeen Ali, no other batter from the Yellow Army crossed 20. Rashid Khan (2/26), Mohammed Shami (2/29), and Alzarri Joseph (2/33) picked up two wickets apiece as Titans managed to keep things tight. 

00:06 (IST)1 APR 2023

Rashid Khan (POTM): So happy to get the man of the match. It gives you so much energy for the tournament. I try to give my best to the team in all three departments. So happy that it came well today. (Wickets) That was the plan. Bowling to the leftie is hard but the more I keep it tight and get these two wickets, I can get my team back in the game. I just tried to keep it simple. As long as I'm hitting my areas and hitting the line and length, I will get the right result. (Batting) It's all about the work you put in the nets. It's also down to the backing the coaching staff and Hardik have put in. They're always bowling to me and they allow me to express myself.

00:02 (IST)1 APR 2023

Hardik Pandya: Obviously, very happy. We did put ourselves in a difficult situation by Rahul and Rash got us over the line. We were very happy because at one point they were looking to go past 200. That made a big difference. As soon as we lost Kane, we knew we had to restrict them. To be honest, having this impact rule makes my job very difficult. When you have so many options, you have to pick the right one. Some bowlers came late but they did the job for us. When you have Rashid Khan in the team, it gives you a sigh of relief. He'll give you wickets and if you need some runs, he will score that for you too. My shot and Shubman's shot put the team in a tricky situation. We have to make sure we finish games and don't rely on these guys to do that.

23:54 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Shubman Gill: It felt pretty good to get over the line but I was a bit disappointed with myself and how I got out. Getting off to a winning start is always important as a team. (International form helping here) Makes a difference, definitely. When you score runs in the international circuit, it helps. When the ball comes on so well at a venue like this, it's easier for the batter. The ball flies off the bat. (Partnership with Saha) There are no specifics. It's all about who is set and playing the situation. We were chasing a high-ish total today, so Wriddhi-bhai was intent on making the most of the powerplay. Very excited to play half the games here with such an amazing crowd. Looking forward to it.

23:54 (IST)31 MAR 2023

MS Dhoni: We were slightly short. Another 15-20 runs would have been good. We all knew there would be a bit of dew. When we were batting, we could have showed a bit more batsmanship. We tried to muscle the ball more and proper batting, hitting in good areas might have been better. Whenever he (Gaikwad) gets going, he is a pleasure to watch. He makes the right decisions and I feel over the years, the way he has groomed himself, especially when he gets going, is very pleasing on the eye. (On Hangargekar) I think it is important for the youngsters to step in. Last year also, we found Mukesh. He is unfortunately injured this season so Raj gets a chance. He has pace and the more exposure he gets, he will get better. No ball is something in your control and it hurts you really bad so it is important to control that. (On five bowlers used) Mo was there but I felt two left-armers would be better options. Shivam was the other option but I felt quite comfortable with the bowlers (I had).

23:40 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Gujarat Titans won by five wickets

SIX!!! Rahul Tewatita took a swipe while playing across the stumps and smoked it over mid-off for a six and a boundary followed to finish the proceedings with ease. Titans won the IPL 2023 opener against CSK by five wickets with four balls to spare.

GT 182/5 (19.2 overs)  Shubman Gill 63; Rajvardhan Hangargekar 3/36

23:37 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Rashid Khan brings Titans closer to the target with big hits

A six and a four against Deepak Chahar in the penultimate over was enough for Rashid Khan to keep the nerves calm of the ones in the dugout. The equation was brought down to 8 runs in the last six balls.

GT 171/5 (19 overs)

23:32 (IST)31 MAR 2023

CSK building the pressure in and out

Deepak Chahar gave just four runs in the 17th over to widen the equation to 30 runs required in 18 balls. Rajvardhan Hangargekar bowled two dot balls to Rahul Tewatita to begin the 18th over. However, Vijay Shankar smacked the CSK youngster for a six over cow corner later in the over. Shankar reviewed for wide delivery outside the off-stump but was to no effect as GT lost both its review.

Shankar was caught on the final ball of the over as Mitchell Santner took a superb catch while running from the mid-off. Hangargekar ended with his third wicket on his IPL debut. 3/36 from four overs for the Maharashtra bowler.

Vijay Shankar 27 (21 balls; 2 fours and one six) c Mitchell Santner b Rajvardhan Hangargekar

23:17 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Vijay Shankar hits Mitchell Santner for a boundary

FOUR!!! Shankar found the gap between long-off and deep extra cover as the batter tucked back into the crease. The equation was brought down to 34 runs from 24 balls.

GT 145/4 (16 overs)

23:14 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Shubman Gill dimissed after a crackling shot

Gill dispatched Tushar Deshpande's slower ball over mid-wicket for a six. Deshpande got the better of the GT opener on the next delivery as the batter was persistent with his swipe but was caught by Rutuaj Gaikwad at deep mid-wicket. End of a brilliant knock from Gill as Titans lost their fourth wicket.

Shubman Gill 63 (36 balls; six fours and three sixes) c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Rajvardhan Hangargekar

23:06 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Titans continue to progress in the chase

FOUR!!! Vijay Shankar and Shubman Gill hit Rajvardhan Hangargekar for a boundary each in the 14th over. Gill took a review for a second bouncer in the over on the final ball. However, there was no change in the decision as Hangargekar completed the over with a four.

GT 127/3 (14 overs)

22:59 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Ravindra Jadeja dismiss Hardik Pandya

Wicket!!! Hardik Pandya went for the swipe against Jadeja's length delivery but was stunned after the ball rattled his stumps. This could be a change of moment for CSK from here on.

Hardik Pandya 8 (11 balls) b Ravindra Jadeja 

22:54 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Fifty for Shubman Gill

Gill smashed Ravindra Jadeja for a boundary and a six in the 11th over. He took a single off Mitchell Santner's bowling in the next over to complete his 15th IPL fifty.

GT 111/2 (12 overs)

22:50 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Hangargekar strikes again

Wicket!!! Rajvardhan Hangargekar bowled a back of a length delivery to Sai Sudarshan. The southpaw got an edge to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Catch No.132 for MS Dhoni as a wicketkeeper in IPL.

B Sai Sudarshan 22 (17 balls; 3 fours) c MS Dhoni b Rajvardhan Hangargekar

22:30 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Tushar Deshpande becomes first Impact Player of IPL 2023

CSK pace bowler Tushar Deshpande became the first impact player of IPL 2023 as he replaced Ambati Rayudu in the second innings against Gujarat Titans. Meanwhile, Titans were forced to use the impact player following the injury of Kane Williamson while fielding in the first innings. Tamil Nadu's B Sai Sudarshan replaced Williamson as the first impact player used by a batting side in IPL 2023

22:27 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Gill charges against Deshpande

Shubman Gill was more of watchful while Saha was taking on the attack against CSK. Now with the dismissal, Gill takes the responsibility with a six and a boundary off Tushar Deshpande in the fifth over.

GT 56/1 (5 overs)

22:21 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Saha's blitz comes to end

Wicket!!! Rajvardhan Hangargekar was smashed for a boundary by Saha after the youngster bowled consecutive wide deliveries. Saha sliced one on the fifth ball of the fourth over. A brilliant catch from Shivam Dube at the third man ended the cameo from Saha. First wicket for the 20-year-old uncapped Indian player.

Wriddhiman Saha 25 (16 balls; 2 fours and 2 sixes) c Shivam Dube b Rajvardhan Hangarkekar

22:10 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Saha smashes Chahar for a six

SIX!!! Chahar pitched it outside off-stump and got the treatment from Saha. The GT wicketkeeper went back into the crease and smashed it over the long leg for his second maximum of the day.

GT 29/0 (3 overs)

22:05 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Saha takes on Tushar Deshpande

Wriddhiman Saha welcomed Tushar Deshpande with a six over third man area followed by a boundary past the mid-wicket. Shubman Gill added one more on the fifth ball of the over as the openers scored 15 runs in the second over.

GT 18/0 (2 overs)

22:00 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Good start from CSK

Deepak Chahar started off well for CSK with just three runs coming from the first over. Started with three straight dot balls against Wriddhiman Saha.

GT 3/0 (1 over) 

21:55 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill are out in the middle to open the innings for Gujarat Titans. Deepak Chahar is back with the new ball in CSK colours. And he stopped while delivering the first ball. A big chase to watch out at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. 

21:50 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Hear from CSK all-rounder Moeen Ali

It is a score which is great to have. Disappointed, we should have scored 15-20 more. (On the pitch) Ruturaj was outstanding and he made the wicket look amazingly good. It was a decent pitch, once you take the first 5-6 balls. Chennai's support has always been incredible and when I was batting, the noise was perhaps the loudest I have ever heard.

21:47 (IST)31 MAR 2023

CSK innings summary

Mohammed Shami picked the wicket of CSK opener Devon Conway in the third over to bag his 100th IPL dismissal. There was a brief partnership between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali (36) before the latter departed just at the end of the powerplay. Rashid picked the wickets of Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes to build the pressure in the middle but Ruturaj wasn't the one to absorb it. 

The Maharashtra batter played in his own league as he smashed Alzarri Joseph for three sixes in an over to complete his 11th IPL fifty in just 26 balls. Gaikwad and Ambati Rayud stitched the first fifty-plus partnership in IPL 2023 with the latter contributing just 12 runs. Titans pacer Joshua Little cleaned up Rayudu to claim his maiden IPL wicket. Gaikwad continued the carnage by taking the likes of Rashid Khan to the cleaner. 

It was Alzarri Joseph to end the dream knock of the CSK opener. Gaikwad fell eight runs short of a well-deserved century as he belted four boundaries and nine sixes at a massive strike rate of 184. Captain MS Dhoni hit a six and a four in the final over of Joshua Little as CSK posted a competitive 178/7 on the board. 

21:33 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Dhoni smashes one into the stands

SIX!!! The moment which everyone was waiting for is here. A swing from one of the greatest power-hitter and the ball sailed over deep square leg for six. A boundary follows on the next ball as Little keeps it full near the leg stump area. Dhoni settled with a single to finish the innings.

CSK 178/7 (20 overs)

21:27 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Shivam Dube departs after thumping a massive six

Shivam Dube struck a big shot against Mohammed Shami, dispatching the ball in the second tier over deep mid-wicket. The very next ball Dube went for something similar but wasn't successful as Rashid Khan caught him at deep backward square leg.

Shivam Dube 19 (18 balls; 1 six) c Rashid Khan b Mohammed Shami

21:24 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Joseph strikes twice as Ravindra Jadeja goes for 1

Wicket!!! Alzarri Joseph picked the second wicket of the 18th over after Ravindra Jadeja went for the big hit and found Vijay Shankar at deep mid-wicket.

Ravindra Jadeja 1 (2 balls) c Vijay Shankar b Alzarri Joseph

21:21 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Alzarri Joseph denies Ruturaj Gaikwad first century in IPL 2023

Wicket!!! A full delivery from Joseph and Gaikwad went for the swipe only to get caught at the long-on by Shubman Gill. A magnificent knock from the CSK opener came to an end as he was eight runs short of his second IPL ton.

Ruturaj Gaikwad 92 (50 balls; 4 fours and 9 sixes) c Shubman Gill b Alzarri Joseph

21:13 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad enters nineties

SIX!!! Ruturaj thumped one over wide long on for a six and later picked a couple of runs to touch the 90s.

CSK 151/4 (17 overs)

21:08 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Great over from Joseph

Another great over from Gujarat Titans' perspective as Alzarri Joseph conceded just seven runs in the 16th over. Shivam Dube plundered a couple of runs twice on the last two balls of the over.

CSK 140/4 (16 overs)

21:02 (IST)31 MAR 2023

GT seems to bounce back

Gujarat Titans have dried up runs following the dismissal of Ambati Rayudu in the 13th over. No boundary was scored from the bat in the last two overs barring one leg-bye of Shivam Dube.

CSK 133/4 (15 overs)

20:54 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Little claims maiden IPL wicket

Wicket!!! Rayudu came down the track to take a hit against Little but the ball crashed into his stumps with the Ireland pacer taking his first IPL wicket.

Ambati Rayudu 12 (12 balls; 1 six) b Joshua Little

20:42 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad seems unstoppable

SIX!!! Yash Dayal bowled a slower delivery in the slot area and all Ruturaj did is extended his arms and creamed over long-off for six. Ambati Rayudu joined the party as he dispatched one in the final ball of the over. CSK upping up the ante in the middle.

CSK 114/3 (12 overs)

20:37 (IST)31 MAR 2023

100 up for CSK

SIX!!! Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed the final ball of Joshua Little's 11th over for a six over the deep square leg as CSK reached the three-figure score.

CSK 100/3 (11 overs)

20:33 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Rashid keeps things tight for GT

Rashid Khan conceded just three runs in the 10th over to control the big shots from Ruturaj Gaikwad's blade. CSK finish the halfway stage with 93 runs on the board.

CSK 93/3 (10 overs) 

20:31 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad hits Alzarri Joseph for sixes for fun

That's fifty from the CSK opener as he slammed three big sixes. The second one brought up his 11th fifty in IPL and that too in just 23 balls. This is pure madness from the Maharashtra batter.

CSK 90/3 (9 overs) 

20:24 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Rashid Khan picks second wicket

Wicket!!! Rashid Khan picked his second wicket and once again it's an England player at the receiving end. A nick from Stokes' bat and he fails to impress on his CSK debut just after hitting his first boundary in the innings.

Ben Stokes 7 (6 balls; 1 four) c Wriddhiman Saha b Rashid Khan

20:16 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad hit Hardik Pandya for back-to-back sixes

SIX!!! A delightful stroke with some sweet timing from Ruturaj as the ball sailed over the fence. Wait!!! The umpires checked whether the ball hit the spider cam or not but the verdict remain six at the end. Gaikwad followed with a similar approach to hit a second straight six in the over.

CSK 64/2 (7 overs)

20:08 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Rashid Khan gets Moeen Ali's wicket

Wicket!!!  An LBW survival, a boundary, and then a wicket. That's the sequence of the over. Moeen Ali nicked on the penultimate ball of the powerplay overs as CSK lost their second wicket.

Moeen Ali 23 (17 balls; 4 fours and one six) c Wriddhiman Saha b Rashid Khan 

20:04 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Moeen Ali survives LBW call against Rashid Khan

Moeen Ali was adjudged leg-before wicket against Rashid Khan but survived it via DRS as the ball pitched outside the leg-stump. 

20:01 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Moeen Ali targets Shami

Moeen Ali went after Mohammed Shami after the Gujarat Titans pace bowler bowled two great overs to put pressure on CSK. The England all-rounder started with a boundary and Shami bowled a no-ball later. Moeen capitalised with a six on the free hit and followed with another boundary on the penultimate ball of the over.

CSK 46/1 (5 overs)

19:58 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Not a great start for Joshua Little in IPL

Ruturaj Gaikwad welcomed Joshua Little with a six and a boundary before Moeen Ali struck one more on the fifth ball. 15 runs came from the Irish pacer's over.

CSK 29/1 (4 overs)

19:49 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Shami draws first blood for Gujarat Titans

Wicket!!! Full length from Shami and Conway missed it and the off and middle stumps have been shattered. A nip-backer from the Titans pacer before it found some inside edge from Conway and crashed into his stumps. That's 100 wickets for Shami in the IPL.

Devon Conway 1 ( 6 balls) b Mohammed Shami

19:42 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad hits first boundary of IPL 2023

FOUR!!! Ruturaj Gaikwad punched Titans skipper Hardik Pandya's back of a length delivery to welcome the first boundary of the tournament. Another boundary comes from Gaikwad's blade past the extra cover just two balls later.

CSK 13/0 (2 overs)

19:39 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Shami starts well for Gujarat

Mohammed Shami opened the bowling for Gujarat Titans with just two runs coming from the first over of IPL 2023.

CSK 2/0 (1 over)

19:29 (IST)31 MAR 2023

The Indian national anthem is played before both teams take on the field. 

19:28 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Chennai Super Kings substitutes

Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Nishant Sindhu

19:27 (IST)31 MAR 2023

Gujarat Titans Substitutes

Sai Sudarshan, Jayant Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Abhinav Manohar, Srikar Bharat
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