Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by 15 runs and entered the finals of the IPL 2023 in style. Talking about qualifier-1 of IPL 2023, GT winning the toss, opted to bowl first and let CSK post a total of 172/7 in 20 overs with the help of a brilliant 87-run opening partnership between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway and a stunning all-round show from Jadeja also helped their cause.
Gujarat Titans kept losing wickets at regular intervals as their batters failed to read the spin-bowling attack of the Chennai bowlers. Gill at the top scored 42 runs, and Rashid Khan scored quick-fire 30 runs with the bat, but unfortunately, none of their other batters stepped up on the big occasion to save Gujarat.
Numbers and Stats from GT vs CSK game:
1 - For the first time, Gujarat Titans got all-out in an IPL innings.
1 - CSK registered their first-ever win against GT in the IPL.
2 - Shubman Gill became only the second Indian batsman to score more than 700 runs in a single IPL season.
Most runs by an Indian batsman in a single IPL season:
Virat Kohli - 973 in 2016
Shubman Gill - 722 in 2023
Rishabh Pant - 684 in 2018
3 - Mohammed Shami has dismissed Devon Conway three times in the IPL.
Devon Conway vs Mohammed Shami in IPL:
Inns - 3
Runs - 5
Balls - 12
Outs - 3
4 - GT lost a match while batting second for the fourth time in the IPL overall.
GT in IPL run-chases:
Played - 18
Won - 14
Lost - 4
Instances of GT losing a match in IPL while batting second:
vs MI by 5 runs in Mumbai-BS, 2022
vs DC by 5 runs in Ahmedabad, 2023
vs MI by 27 runs in Mumbai-WS, 2023
vs CSK by 15 runs in Chennai, 2023
4 - Ruturaj Gaikwad recorded his fourth consecutive fifty-plus score against GT in the IPL.
Ruturaj Gaikwad vs GT in IPL:
73(48) in Pune, 2022
53(49) in Mumbai-WS, 2022
92(50) in Ahmedabad, 2023
60(44) in Chennai, 2023
6 - Ravindra Jadeja surpassed Harbhajan Singh in the wickets tally among spinners and became sixth highest wicket-taker (151) in the IPL.
Most wickets by a spinner in IPL:
Yuzvendra Chahal - 187
Piyush Chawla - 177
Amit Mishra - 173
Ravichandran Ashwin - 171
Sunil Narine - 163
Ravindra Jadeja - 151
Harbhajan Singh - 150
9 - Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad recorded the ninth fifty-plus partnership as a pair for CSK in the IPL.
Most fifty-plus run partnerships for CSK in IPL:
Michael Hussey-Murali Vijay: 13
Michael Hussey-Suresh Raina: 10
MS Dhoni-Suresh Raina: 10
MS Dhoni-Ravindra Jadeja: 9
Devon Conway-Ruturaj Gaikwad: 9
10 - CSK enter the finals of the IPL for the 10th time in 14 seasons overall. They reached the IPL finals in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023.
Notably, MS Dhoni will be playing an IPL final for the 11th time in his career overall.
26 - Mohammed Shami has taken 26 wickets in the IPL 2023.
Most wickets for an Indian bowler in a single IPL season:
Harshal Patel - 32 in 2021
Jasprit Bumrah - 27 in 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal - 27 in 2022
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 26 in 2017
Mohammed Shami - 26 in 2023