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GT vs CSK: Dhoni cameo not enough as Gill-Sai tons keep Gujarat in playoff race

GT vs CSK: Dhoni cameo not enough as Gill-Sai tons keep Gujarat in playoff race

With two matches to go, Gujarat Titans keep their faint hopes of reaching IPL 2024 playoffs alive but also dent Chennai Super Kings's chances with 35-run win.

GT vs CSK, Match 59: Gujarat Titans stay alive in IPL 2024 Playoff race with a clinical 35-run win over Chennai Super Kings. Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan shattered records with a 210-run record opening stand. But in response, Gujarat bowlers were also up to the task as CSK could only manage 196/8 despite MS Dhoni hammering 11-ball 26. Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali smashed half-centuries but with the top-order failing, CSK did not have enough.

Earlier, sent to bat, Shubman and Sudharsan wreaked havoc on CSK. The duo stitched together a record partnership while going on to score centuries each. Sudharsan brought up his maiden IPL hundred while ‘Prince’ Gill smashed his fourth hundred in the tournament. CSK found the breakthrough too late, with Tushar Deshpande striking twice in the 17th over, removing Gill and Sai after the damage was done.

IPL 2024 Points Table

GT vs CSK Live Updates

Welcome to the live coverage of the 59th match of the IPL 2024 between the Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings.

GT vs CSK: Squads

Chennai Super Kings: Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube. Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Richard Gleeson. Tushar Deshpande, Sameer Rizvi, Simarjeet Singh, Shaik Rasheed, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki. Rachin Ravindra, Ajay Jadav Mandal, RS Hangargekar, Maheesh Theekshana, Nishant Sindhu, Aravelly Avanish.

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

MS Dhoni in the house!

Our combined XI for GT vs CSK

CSK to bowl first

CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad wins toss, opts to bowl first in the game against GT. One change for the Super Kings – Rachin Ravindra comes in place of Richard Gleeson.

GT debut for Kartik Tyagi

GT vs CSK Playing XIs

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill(c), Sai Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, Matthew Wade(w), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Kartik Tyagi

Impact Subs: Abhinav Manohar, Sandeep Warrier, BR Sharath, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad(c), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh

Impact Subs: Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Aravelly Avanish, Sameer Rizvi, Mukesh Choudhary

Last game at home for GT!

Gill in full flow

Shubman Gill set the stage the stage for a big score. The Gujarat Titans skipper has already scored 20 off 8.

GT: 32/0 after 3 overs

GT dominate powerplay

Shubman Gill and Sai Sudarshan have ensured GT get off to a strong start in the powerplay against CSK.

GT: 58/0 after 6 overs

Gill, Sai frustrate CSK bowlers

CSK are yet to find a breakthrough in the game as Sai Sudarshan, Shubman Gill continue to frustrate the bowlers.

GT: 79/0 after 8 overs

Half-century for Sudharsan

Sai Sudharsan brings up his fifty off 32 deliveries. GT are going at a run-rate of 10.44 per over.

100 comes up for GT

Gujarat Titans put up 100 runs on board in 9.3 overs as CSK are still searching for the first wicket.

Now, Gill gets to half-century

GT skipper Shubman Gill brings up his half-century off 26 deliveries.

GT are 117/0 in 10.2 overs.

Record created

The duo of Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan stitch together a record partnership for any wicket with a 148-run stand.

GT are 152/0 in 12.4 overs.

Sudharsan, Gill close in on centuries

Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan are racing towards their tons as CSK continue to search for the first wicket.

GT are 179/0 in 14 overs.

Another record broken!

Century for Shubman Gill!

Shubman Gill brings up his century in style, smashes IPL’s 100th century.

Maiden IPL century for Sudharasan!

Sai Sudharsan joins his skipper, smashes his maiden IPL century in style with a six.

GT are 209/0.

CSK get first breakthrough at last!

Finally, CSK manage to get a wicket. But the damage has already been done. Sai Sudharsan departs after playing a record-breaking knock along with Gill.

GT are 210/1 in 17.2 overs.

Shubman Gill departs!

Tushar Deshpande strikes for the second time in one over as Shubman Gill attempts a big hit but gets caught out instead.

GT are 213/2 in 18 overs.

CSK need 232 runs to win

Gujarat Titans lose a wicket off the final delivery of the innings. CSK need to chase down a massive 232-run total to win the game.

CSK lose two wickets in quick succession

Rachin Ravindra loses his wicket owing to a run-out off the last delivery of the first over. He is the second to go after Ajinkya Rahane

CSK are 2/2 in 1.2 overs.

Another wicket down for CSK!

Rashid Khan completes a brilliant catch at the boundary ropes as CSK lose their third wicket.

CSK are 10/3 in 2.5 overs.

CSK stumbling

One has to assume that the Gujarat Titans are heavy favourites. The Chennai Super Kings still need 189 runs in 14 overs.

CSK: 43/3 in 6 overs.

CSK fight back

Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali are leading Chennai’s fightback with an excellent half-century partnership. The chase is on.

CSK: 72/3 in 8 overs.

50 for Mitchell

Daryl Mitchell hits a crucial 27-ball 50. When CSK were 10/3, he came in and took charge. His stand with Moeen has kept Chennai in the game. CSK need another 146 off the last 10 overs. That’s around 15 per over.

CSK: 86/3 in 10 overs.

Mitchell departs

A big blow for CSK, no doubt. He needed to go big and he went but Shahrukh takes the catch ay boundary line as Mohit Sharma strikes. Mitchell departs for 63.

CSK 119/4 in 12.2

50 for Moeen

CSK will pin their hope on Moeen Ali with Daryl Mitchell gone. And the England all-rounder has brought up his fifty in 31 balls. Shivam Dube has joined him on the crease with CSK still needing 107 off 42 balls.

CSK 125/4 in 13

50 and gone!

CSK lose another big wicket as Moeen Ali departs shortly after Daryl Mitchell. CSK are losing hopes soon and they need Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni to step up. CSK need 97 off 34 balls.

CSK 135/5 in 14.2

Dube gets going

Dube falls

That the decibel level has gone up a notch, it means that MS Dhoni has come to the crease. But he comes at the expense of Shivam Dube who was going well with 13-ball 21. CSK need 67 off 20

CSK 165/6 in 16.4

Jadeja departs

It’s not going as per CSK’s plans. Ravindra Jadeja departs for 10-ball 18 as Rashid Khan strikes. Chennai need 63 off 15.

CSK 169/7 in 17.4

Double blow

Rashid Khan has struck again in the 18th over. And it’s Mitchell Santner who follows Ravindra Jadeja back. MS Dhoni is on the crease with Shardul Thakur. CSK need 62 off 12.

CSK 169/8 in 18

Mahi maar rha hai!

MS Dhoni has already hit three sixes. But it’s too little too late. Gujarat are just an over away from a win.

Gujarat survive

The MS Dhoni cameo won’t matter much as Gujarat Titans win by 35 runs to keep hopes of playoff alive.

GT 231/3 in 20 overs
CSK 196/8 in 20 ovs

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