Chennai Super Kings scripted history as they went on to defeat Gujarat Titans in the last ball of the spectacular IPL 2023 Final. When CSK required four runs off the last ball, the game could have turned either way.
Both teams had the chance to win it. As it turned out, Ravindra Jadeja hit the winning runs for CSK by smashing a boundary off Mohit Sharma. Chennai Super Kings won the game by five wickets based on DLS Method.
Batting first, Gujarat Titans posted a huge total of 214/4 in their quota of 20 overs. Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 96 off 47 balls. The Tamil Nadu youngster paced his innings with the help of 8 fours and 6 sixes.
On the other hand, the rain halted the gameplay which forced the match officials to bring the DLS Method into play. The target was revised to 171 off 15 overs. CSK successfully aced the run-chase.
It wouldn’t have been possible without the team’s effort. Devon Conway led the attack by example as he scored 47 off 25 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes. CSK won their fifth IPL title and levelled Mumbai Indians’ tally.
MS Dhoni hugs Ravindra Jadeja after epic IPL 2023 final win
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After Jadeja hit the winning runs, he pulled off a crazy celebration where he celebrated in front of the CSK fans. Just moments later, he went to the dugout before captain MS Dhoni passionately hugged Ravindra Jadeja.
This goes to show that there is no rift between them. The video clip of the same went viral on social media portals. After the game, Jadeja said, “Feeling amazing winning fifth title in front of my home crowd. They’ve come in big numbers to support CSK. This crowd has been amazing. They were waiting for the rain to stop till late night.”
“Want to say big congratulations to CSK fans. Want to dedicate this win to one of the special members of our team – MS Dhoni. I was just thinking that I need to swing hard no matter what. Yeah, anything can happen. I was looking to hit straight because Mohit can bowl slower ones. Want to say congratulations to each and every fan of CSK. Just keep cheering the way you’ve been cheering,” Jadeja added.