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CSK vs GT: Shivam Dube stars as Chennai thump Gujarat by 63 runs to go top

CSK vs GT: Shivam Dube stars as Chennai thump Gujarat by 63 runs to go top

Chennai Super Kings win both their opening matches to go top of the Points Table. GT win one and lose one after second round.

CSK vs GT, IPL 2024: Chennai Super Kings have climbed to the top of IPL 2024 Points Table with a thumping 63-run win over Gujarat Titans. Shivam Dube was the star with 23-ball 51 for CSK while Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad powered the hosts to 206/6 with 46 runs each. Sameer Rizvi too played a blazing 6-ball 14-run knock on debut. However, GT struggled throughout the chase. Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 37 but it wasn’t a fluent knock either. In the end, GT could only manage 143/8. And that hurt their Net Run Rate as well.

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Game, set & match!

Chennai Super Kings go top of the Points Table. They thrash Gujarat Titans by 63 runs. GT finish with 143/8

Tewatia falls

Rahul Tewatia had no luck today and his struggles come to an end. Mustafizur bags the wicket.

Tewatia struggles

It’s all over for Gujarat Titans. They need another 79 runs off 12 balls and Rahul Tewatia has lost the opportunity to change anything.

Rashid Khan departs!

GT lose 7th wicket as Mustafizur Rahman removes Rashid Khan. It looks like a formality now for CSK. GT need 86 off 23.

Omarzai gone!

Tushar Deshpande gets another wicket and it’s Omarzai. Rachin Ravindra holds on to it this time and GT lose 6th wicket for 118.

Pathirana gets Sudharsan!

Rachin Ravindra just dropped Sai Sudharsan. But that lifeline does not last long. Pathirana strikes and this time, Sameer Rizvi doesn’t make any mistake. GT 114/5 and the match is slipping away.

Tough for GT

They are just four down, but it looks highly unlikely that GT can chase down the target here. They haven’t been hitting enough boundaries. The required run-rate has moved to over 15.5. 101 needed from 39 balls as it’s 107/4.

Killer Miller falls

Things are getting bad to worse for GT. Ajinkya Rahane has taken a great catch to remove Miller with Tushar Deshpande bagging the wicket. Omarzai has come to the crease. GT 97/4 after 12.

GT are in tough spot

The run rate has dipped for GT and they need some boundaries here. David Miller is on the crease with Sai Sudharsan with GT at 92/3 after 11.

Vijay Shankar departs!

MS Dhoni has still got it. He takes a diving catch as Vijay Shankar’s time on the crease ends. Daryl Mitchell gets the wicket as GT 55/3 after 7.3.

End of powerplay!

Chennai Super Kings are the team ahead at the moment as GT manage 43/2 after 6 overs. They have lost both openers with two local lads Vijay Shankar and Sai Sudharsan on the crease at the moment.

Gujarat 2 down!

Deepak Chahar has struck again. After rattling Wriddhiman Saha with a bouncer, he has dismissed him. GT are 34/2 after 4.3.

Gill out

Now Saha is taking on the bowlers, as he comes up with a one-handed four against Chahar. He follows that up with pull for four. And out of nowhere Gill is out LBW. He’s out for 8. It’s 28/1.

Gill out

Now Saha is taking on the bowlers, as he comes up with a one-handed four against Chahar. He follows that up with pull for four. And out of nowhere Gill is out LBW. He’s out for 8. It’s 28/1.

Fizz On!

And now it’s time for Mustafizur, and Saha greets him with a four down the ground. That’s a solid shot from the veteran. Make that two in the over as Saha edges one past Dhoni. It’s 17/0 after 2 overs.

Six for Gill

After just one run being scored in five balls, Shubman Gill took matters in his own hand and ended the over with a six over the bowler’s head. GT 7/0 after 1.

GT ‘s Chase

And Saha and Gill start the mammoth chase for GT with Deepak Chahar starting the first over for CSK.

CSK 206/6

Chennai Super Kings end up with 206/6 as Daryl Mitchell gets run out off the last delivery.

Veni, vidi, vici for Rizvi

Sameer Rizvi makes his batting debut with a six and then follows it up with another. CSK 198/4 after 19.

Dube smashes fifty

Shivam Dube smashes the second-fastest fifty of IPL 2024. He gets there in just 22 deliveries. CSK 184/3 after 18.

Dube eyes fifty

Shivam Dube is on 41 off 16 and he is inching closer to half-century. Four overs to go. CSK 166/3

Dube show!

Shivam Dube dominates Titans bowlers. He is already 35 off 13 and he is making the difference. CSK 155/3 after 15.

Gaikwad gone!

Spencer Johnson has struck and the big fish is gone. Ruturaj Gaikwad gives away an inside edge as CSK lose 3rd wicket for 127.

Gaikwad & Dube take charge

Two sixes off first two balls and Shivam Dube has announced his arrival. Ruturaj Gaikwad is also on song as he inches closer to half-century.

Rahane departs!

Sai Kishore has dismissed Ajinkya Rahane with Wriddhiman Saha inflicting a second stumping of the match. But Ruturaj Gaikwad has kept the pressure on GT. CSK 104/2 after 10.1.

Rahane-Gaikwad anchor

CSK are now in a difficult phase with the Titans spinners bowling an excellent spell. The run rate has dipped but Rahane and Gaikwad have still managed it to keep it above 10.

End of powerplay

Chennai Super Kings score 69/1 after six overs and the credit goes to Rachin Ravindra’s blazing 46. Ajinkya Rahane and Ruturwaj Gaikwad are in the middle.

Rachin departs!

What an excellent start it was for Rachin Ravindra and was all set for his maiden IPL fifty. But an outstanding stumping by Wriddhiman Saha ends his stint. CSK 62/1 after 5.2

Rachin dominates

Rachin Ravindra has picked up from where he left in World Cup. He is dominating proceedings with a string of boundaries. Umesh Yadav is on the receiving end as he concedes 16 runs in his 2nd over. CSK 41/0 after 4 overs.

Right-arm inswinging menace?

Ravindra takes charge

It was an excellent start from Omarzai and then the first three deliveries by Umesh Yadav were great too. But Ravindra strikes back with a six and a four. CSK 13/0 after 2

Ravindra & Gaikwad begin

Ruturaj Gaikwad has a new opening partner until Devon Conway recovers from injury. Rachin Ravindra had a good debut outing and he will continue as opener.

Shubman Gill

We will bowl first. That match was physical and mentally exhausting. Everyone is well rested and well settled with 10 teams playing. We get enough rest time between matches. It shows the character of the team, the way our bowlers bounced back against Mumbai. Playing with the same team.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

We were looking to bowl first, wicket is hard and looks similar to the first game. It was a rusty start but we came back well. Everyone showed good intent throughout the innings. Pathirana comes in for Theekshana.

Pathirana is back

CSK have brought in Matheesha Pathirana in place of Maheesh Theekshana as the pitch has a lot of grass. Shardul Thakur remains on the bench.

Toss Update

Shubman Gill fumbles while taking the call on the toss. He says: bat first and then changes to bowl first. So, CSK bat first in Chennai.

CSK vs RCB Pitch Report

Chennai will play on a different strip to the one they played against RCB. And as per Matthew Hayden, it is a good pitch. There is a lot of grass on the pitch but there are patches and that can help spinners with the older ball in the middle overs.

Wriddhiman Saha speaks

Playing any format for 17 years continuously is definitely tough. But I have always tried to stay fit. That has been my simple logic. I work on my fitness during the off-time. Also recovery is important. With age catching up, just trying to follow a similar routine. Playing IPL to IPL is not that easy, it’s high intensity. So I try to play every format in domestic cricket, also try to play club games. I like the atmosphere here, it’s outstanding.

Daryl Mitchell speaks

Was nice to play the first game in front of a full crowd, always an amazing experience. Coming from NZ and experiencing something like this is really special. Gujarat know how to win, so we need to make sure what we can control, need to do our job as a team and walk away with a win. Ruturaj is a good man, a world-class batter, he is pretty cool, calm and collective like MS. I played the last game here and a couple of games during the World Cup a few months ago. The characteristics of the pitch are very similar to what we are used to with CSK and I am sure it will continue.

Sai Sudharsan returns hom

The Chnneai lad Sai Sudharsan played one o fthe best innings of his career when he slammed 96 against CSK in Ahmedabad in IPL final last year. Now, he returns home against the local side CSK.

Lions arrive at the den

Matthew Wade unavailable

For Gujarat Titans, they will have to play without Matthew Wade again. Since playing the Sheffield Shield final, Wade hasn’t joined the GT squad.

Pathirana vs Mustafizur

Maheesh Pathirana is available for selection after being declared fit. However, he may have to spend time on bench as Mustafizur Rahman is likely to get the nod ahea dof him. Mustafizur scalped four wickets on hs CSK debut.

Stephen Fleming on combination

It’s still very early in the competition, there’s still combinations being worked out, still cohesion within the team that you’re working on, so it is nice to win the early game. But there’s a lot going on in regards to settling in and getting into the competition.

Shardul Thakur in for CSK?

After benching Shardul for Tushar Deshpande, CSK may want to have the Mumbai all-rounder back. Deshpande was expensive in the first outing against RCB and lacked confidence. Shardul can also provide batting depth.

CSK vs GT Head to Head

  1. Matches: 5
  2. CSK won: 2
  3. GT Won: 3
  4. NR: 0

Chennai Super Kings Squad

Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni(w), Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Theekshana, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande, Shardul Thakur, Shaik Rasheed, Moeen Ali, Nishant Sindhu, Mitchell Santner, Ajay Jadav Mandal, Prashant Solanki, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, RS Hangargekar, Aravelly Avanish

Gujarat Titans Squad

Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Azmatullah Omarzai, David Miller, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Spencer Johnson, Mohit Sharma, Sharath BR, Abhinav Manohar, Noor Ahmad, Manav Suthar, Matthew Wade, Kane Williamson, Shahrukh Khan, Joshua Little, Darshan Nalkande, Kartik Tyagi, Sushant Mishra, Sandeep Warrier, Jayant Yadav

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