Gujarat Titans led by Rashid Khan defeated Chennai Super Kings in a thrilling fashion by 3 wickets. CSK batting first posted a competitive total of 169/5 with the help of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ambati Rayudu's 92-run partnership and good finishing touch from skipper Ravindra Jadeja in the end.
Gaikwad who was struggling in the first five games for CSK managed to score 73 runs from 48 balls meanwhile Rayudu on other end smashed 46 runs off 31 balls. Among Gujarat bowlers Shami looked very economical and also picked the key wicket of Uthappa initially while Alzarri Joseph took 2 wickets.
Gujarat chasing 170 runs had a very poor start by losing both Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar for duck and at one stage they were reeling at 16/3 at the end of 4 overs. Maheesh Theekshana was brilliant with the ball and ended up with the bowling figures of 2/24 while Dwayne Bravo also was exceptional with the figures of 3/23 (also bowled a maiden over).
When it looked like an easy win for CSK, David Miller and Rashid Khan took the game deeply and chased at the end in some stylish fashion. Chris Jordan's 18th over to Rashid Khan ended up being the game changer as that 25-run over changed the momentum of the game totally to Gujarat side. Rashid Khan ended up scoring 40 runs from 21 balls while Miller registered unbeaten 94 runs in the chase.
Numbers and stats from GT vs CSK game:
1 - Rashid Khan became the first player to lead an IPL side from Afghanistan.
Youngest player to captain a side in IPL:
Virat Kohli - 22 years & 187 days (2011)
Steve Smith - 22 years & 344 days (2012)
Suresh Raina - 23 years & 112 days (2010)
Shreyas Iyer - 23 years & 141 days (2018)
Rishabh Pant - 23 years & 144 days (2021)
Rashid Khan - 23 years & 209 days (2022)
2 - David Miller became second South Africa batsman after AB de Villiers to complete 8000 runs in T20 cricket.
2 - Shubman Gill has been dismissed on a golden duck for the second time in his IPL career. Coincidentally both of them came against CSK only.
9 -Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed his 9th fifty-plus in IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores for CSK by an Indian player in IPL:
Suresh Raina - 34
MS Dhoni - 22
Subramaniam Badrinath - 11
Murali Vijay / Ruturaj Gaikwad - 9
Ambati Rayudu - 8
10 - Ambati Rayudu became 10th Indian batter to complete 4000 runs in IPL.
58 - Chris Jordan conceded 58 runs vs GT in the match.
Most runs conceded by a CSK bowler in an IPL innings:
Lungi Ngidi - 0/62 vs MI in Delhi, 2021
Mohit Sharma - 0/58 vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2015
Sam Curran - 1/58 vs KKR in Mumbai, 2021
Chris Jordan - 0/58 vs GT in Pune, 2022
94* - David Miller scored 94*(51) vs CSK in the chase.
Highest score for David Miller in IPL:
101*(38) vs RCB in Mohali, 2013
94*(51) vs CSK in Pune, 2022
89*(44) vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2015
Highest score in IPL while batting at number 5 (or) lower position:
Ben Stokes - 103* vs GL in Pune, 2017
David Miller - 101* vs RCB in Mohali, 2013
Yusuf Pathan - 100 vs MI in Mumbai-BS, 2010
David Miller - 94* vs CSK in Pune, 2022
Hardik Pandya - 91 vs KKR in Kolkata, 2019
3000 - CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja completed 3000 runs in T20 cricket.