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Gujrat Titans won the IPL 2023 opener against Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. Consecutive wins for the Gujrat Titans after IPL 2023 final.

IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League (IPL) sixteenth edition begins with a clash between Chennai Super Kings vs Gujrat Titans. Gujrat Titans (GT) are the defending champions of last year’s IPL. Now, they start the show by winning the first match of IPL 2023 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). A pretty convincing win for GT over CSK in front of such a big CSK-supporting crowd.

Top-class performance by Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia in Gujrat Titans. Meanwhile, spectacular performance by Ruturaj Gaikwad in the IPL 2023 opener. He made the first fifty of Tata IPL’s 16th edition. Gaikwad missed his maiden IPL century by just 8 runs as he scored 92 runs from only 50 balls.

But Rashid Khan was the finisher and game-taker for the Gujrat Titans. Rashid Khan also got the award of “Player of the match”. He said, “I try to put the complete effort in all three areas including bowling, batting, and fielding.” He delivered in all the slots of cricket in today’s match against CSK.

Gujrat Titans won the IPL 2023 Opener – Summary

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Chennai Super Kings won the toss and batted first. CSK’s batting could only make 178 runs giving a 179-run target for Gujrat Titans to beat them. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dubey, and MS Dhoni batted really well for CSK.

But unfortunately for the Chennai Super Kings Gujrat Titans (GT) won the match by 5 wickets. A wonderful chase by GT and they achieved it with 4 balls remaining at the end. Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Wridhiman Saha, and Sai Sudharsan had a major role in chasing the target. Whereas it was all Rashid Khan in the last few balls that took the Gujrat Titans to their consecutive wins after IPL 2022 final.

Gujrat Titans (GT) Highlights

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Kane Williamson Injury

Gujrat Titans’ valuable cricketer from New Zealand gets injured in an attempt to save a boundary against CSK. However, he was unsuccessful in doing so and also got his knee injured. Gujrat Titans’ batting coach said that he is okay but it will take some time for Williamson to get back into the ground.

GT Batting Scorecard CSK vs GT Match 1 Image

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Highlights

CSK Batting Scorecard CSK vs GT Match 1 Image
CSK Bowling Scorecard CSK vs GT Match 1 Image