Welcome to the highlights of the IPL 2022 match between CSK and GT at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This was Santadeep Dey, bringing you all the action as it unfolded at the venue.
GT vs CSK HIGHLIGHTS
MAN OF THE MATCH: David Miller
FOURS AWARD: David Miller
FASTEST DELIVERY OF THE MATCH: Lockie Ferguson
MOST VALUABLE ASSET OF THE MATCH: David Miller
POWERPLAYER OF THE MATCH: Maheesh Theekshana
SIXES AWARD: David Miller
GAMECHANGER OF THE MATCH: David Miller
SUPER STRIKER OF THE MATCH: Rashid Khan
WHAT THEY SAID
David Miller: “Wanted to express myself from the word go. Coming in at the PowerPlay allowed me to shine, when the ball is harder than normal. Got more time too, so that was cool. Rashid’s batting releases a lot of pressure. That (Jordan) over was the gamechanger.”
Rashid Khan: “It’s a dream to captain the team. The win made it memorable. Special to deliver it with the bat. We wanted to take the game deep. We knew we can get 90 in 7 overs. We have a good lower order that can hit the ball really hard. I backed my batting skills. Stayed focused and tried to hit the ball hard.”
Ravindra Jadeja : “As a bowling unit, we did well in the first six overs. When we were batting, the wicket was holding up. We didn’t execute our plans in the last five overs. I thought CJ (Jordan) is an experienced guy so went with him in the last over. He can bowl the yorkers but today it didn’t happen. That’s the beauty of T20 cricket.”
|RESULT: GUJARAT TITANS BEAT CHENNAI SUPER KINGS BY THREE WICKETS|
GUJARAT TITANS INNINGS
GT 170/7 in 19.5 overs: Jordan gets away with one as the ball clips Miller’s boot en route to Dhoni. The flattest of sixes from Miller as Jordan fires one into his pads. This is poor stuff. A beamer from Jordan which Miller has edged to short third man. But that might just be too high! It is. No ball. Free hit! My, oh, my… Miller finds the gap on the leg side now. FOUR! The equation stands at two off two now. Super Over, anybody? Is that a run out? Goodness gracious! It isn’t and Gujarat is home.
GT 157/7 in 19 overs: Rashid has swatted Bravo away with absolute disdain! One bounce and into the fence. Jordan saves a run with a timely dive near the fence next. This is Rashid’s highest score in the IPL now. He’s gone! Rashid miscues and holes out to Moeen. Joseph walks for a golden duck now. Is there a final twist in the tale?
GT 147/5 in 18 overs: Rashid has flicked Jordan into oblivion. It sails into the crowd in no time. A helicopteresque slice next! Six more. This is crazy hitting. Jordan fires a full toss next and Rashid has found the fence at long-off. The partnership has gone up to 51 off 29. What is that shot!? Rashid is ripping Jordan into pieces. A half-TT, half-tennis shot as Rashid explores the long-on region again.
GT 122/5 in 17 overs: Miller miscues and it has fallen just short of Dube. Jadeja is unhappy with the Bravo as is Bravo. Maybe he had been blinded by the lights. There is a referral for LBW. The original decision stands as the ball seems to have taken a deflection off Rashid’s blade.
GT 118/5 in 16 overs: Rashid bunts Theekshana’s first ball down the ground for a single. Meanwhile, Miller continues to slaughter the Chennai bowlers with his incredible hitting. This has been plinked over deep backward square.
GT 108/5 in 15 overs: The 100’s up for Gujarat. Launched wide over cover for six! A premediated shot from Miller as Bravo drags it wide again.
GT 99/5 in 14 overs: Some semblance of a fightback as Miller slaps one over deep midwicket past Moeen for four. Exquisite placement! Miller pierces the gap between deep midwicket and long on.
GT 87/5 in 13 overs: Bravo bowling wide of the off stump to Tewatia. Tewatia holes out! Gujarat sinks further. An off-cutter draws Tewatia into the trap and he sees the ball settle into the palms of Jadeja. Rashid walks in. It is a wicket maiden!
GT 87/4 in 12 overs: Miller goes straight over the bowler’s head again. Watches the ball till the end and times it perfectly. Six! Miller goes down on his knee and on the leg-side now. Through the offside for four next as he reaches his fifty off only 28 deliveries.
GT 68/4 in 11 overs: Killer Miller unleashed! Moeen’s third delivery is right in the slot and it has been carted down the ground.
GT 58/4 in 10 overs: Terrific ‘blink-and-you-miss’ over from Jadeja as he keeps mixing it up. Only three runs from it.
GT 55/4 in 9 overs: Spinners to operate in tandem as Moeen has been introduced into the attack. There is no turn as Miller goes downtown! Four runs. Time for the strategic break!
GT 48/4 in 8 overs: Saha, hoping to break the shackles with a six, gets down on one knee and pulls one straight to Gaikwad at deep square leg. Tewatia comes to the crease.
GT 45/3 in 7 overs: Miller starts with a single at deep mid wicket off the pull. Just two singles off the first four balls. Mukesh is cramping the batters with yorkers. Four! This one is just short of a yorker on the pads and Miller flicks it to the square leg boundary. Wide outside off and Mukesh will need to reload that one. Miller hares for a single off the last ball as he gets a bottom edge trying to swipe outside off.
GT 37/3 in 6 overs: Two singles to start the over. Four-byes… Theekshana darts in a leg-break just outside off which misses Saha big sweep and goes between the legs of MS Dhoni to the boundary. In the slot to Miller who thumps it over the bowler’s head to the straight boundary.
GT 25/3 in 5 overs: Smart! Jordan pitches one wide and short and Miller helps the ball along its way to the rope.
GT 16/3 in 4 overs: Gone! Theekshana gets rid of Abhinav, who fails to get the required elevation over extra cover. Moeen takes a comfortable catch. Close! Theekshana gets one to skid to Miller. The South African would have heaved a sigh of relief.
GT 14/2 in 3 overs: Abhinav is flirting with danger as he opens the face of his bat to play an aerial shot past point for a boundary. Four more! Abhinav throws his arms to slash hard at a widish bouncer and this has dipped once before rocketing into the boundary boards.
GT 5/2 in 2 overs: Theekshana to bowl. A lot of responsibility on Shankar, who is playing as an out-and-out batter with Gujarat. Ah, seems like I jinxed it… Shankar joins Gill in the dugout as he walks without bothering the scorers as well. Looking to employ the cut shot, he ends up nicking one to Dhoni.
GT 1/1 in 1 over: Mukesh continues to get the ball to shape into the right-handed Saha. Saha finally gets off the mark off the fourth ball with a nudge towards mid-off. Mukesh removes Gill for a golden duck! There is width on offer and Gill has slapped it straight to a leaping Uthappa at point.
Saha and Gill to open the batting. Mukesh has the new ball in hand.
|TARGET: Gujarat Titans need 170 to win|
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS INNINGS
CSK 169/5 in 20 overs: Dube has been dropped by Abhinav on 14! Unpardonable error and to rub salt into GT’s wounds the ball has made contact with the boundary cushions. Rashid looks to take the pace off off this delivery but Jadeja has managed to slog this to deep midwicket. And again! Successive sixes. Run out! The wicket’s broken as Dube is found to be a touch short of the crease.
CSK 151/4 in 19 overs: Ulhas Gandhe doen’t hesitate before raising the finger. However, Jadeja immediately goes upstairs. The decision has been overturned as Jadeja had inside-edged the ball onto the pads. Jadeja picks up a couple of runs, pulling one towards midwicket.
CSK 145/4 in 18 overs: Alzarri to bowl out. A lack of timing sees Dube pick only two runs with a heave towards midwicket. Stand and deliver! Dube finds the gap at deep midwicket to get four runs. Miller’s timely interception near the rope saves three.
CSK 135/4 in 17 overs: Dayal gets the big fish as Gaikwad finds the fielder at deep backward square off a low full toss. Jadeja joins Dube. Pulled in front of square but the ball doesn’t have the legs to run down to the fence. The CSK captain is off the mark.
CSK 129/3 in 16 overs: Full, angling inwards… Dube has been beaten by Shami’s first ball in his last over. Dube has been struck plumb in front and the umpire has raised his finger. Oh, wait… CSK has gone for the review. Dube starts walking as soon as the replay flashes on the giant screen but the UltraEdge shows a clear spike as the ball passes the bat! Dube didn’t know he had nicked it. Interesting.
CSK 125/3 in 15 overs: Alzarri starts off with two wide bouncers. Set him up! This was bowled outside Rayudu’s arc again as he holes out to Vijay Shankar at sweeper cover. He departs for 46. Time for the strategic break. Dube comes to the crease and is welcomed with a hefty bouncer.
CSK 124/2 in 14 overs: Rashid who? Rayudu picks the length well to dispatch one over the head of the man at deep midwicket. 11 runs off that over.
CSK 113/2 in 13 overs: Ferguson starts off with a yorker that has been eased away for a single. Another yorker and Rayudu has lost a piece of his bat. Rayudu almost ends up holing out to Rashid with the new bat. Rayudu, meanwhile, thumps another over midwicket for a maximum. Four! Rashid gives a chase from mid-off but the ball makes the rope.
CSK 100/2 in 12 overs: Gaikwad finally repays CSK’s faith with a fifty. He has been supported really well by Rayudu at the other end. The fifty partnership is up as well. Abhinav’s effort at sweeper cover goes in vain as Rayudu gets another boundary. Dayal oversteps. The free hit ball has been pulled over backward square leg for a six. Rayudu guides a short ball down third man. Cheeky! CSK enters triple digits.
CSK 81/2 in 11 overs: Pulled over deep square… Alzarri replaces Ferguson and Ruturaj has swatted him out of the ground off the very first ball. Six again! A 144kph delivery from Alzarri has been cleanly smoked into the stands at long-off.
CSK 66/2 in 10 overs: A not-so-confident appeal from Rashid followed by the cover fielder having a shy at the stumps. A tossed up googly bowled right into the slot and Rayudu takes full advantage. Four to long-off.
CSK 59/2 in 9 overs: Ferguson to bowl. A 153kph scorcher… And he betters it with a 154kph delivery! Wow. Rayudu must be feeling the heat at the other end. Four… Rayudu gets into position early and rides on the bounce. Strategic timeout!
CSK 51/2 in 8 overs: Rashid comes into the attack. There is a big appeal for caught behind. The stand-in skip also has support from Wriddhiman. However, Shubman indicates there was no bat with a shake of the head. They don’t take the DRS. Just five singles off that over.
CSK 46/2 in 7 overs: Ferguson with the ball after the PowerPlay. Bowls a full-toss on middle and Rayudu shuffles across to whip it to deep square for a single. Beaten! A bit of inward movement off the pitch and beats Gaikwad’s prod outside off. Flicked behind square for a single next ball. Rayudu collects a single after tapping to covers. Gaikwad pulls this to the deep mid wicket fence for a boundary.
CSK 39/2 in 6 overs: Alzarri into the attack. Angling it across to Moeen, outside the arc on off and he swings and misses. OUT! Moeen chops on trying to drive far away from his body outside off. Gets a bottom edge that rattles the stumps. Rayudu is in and starts off with a miscued pull that lands just inside in the circle in the mid wicket region for a single. Length ball angling into the stumps and Gaikwad defends it back. A bit of movement away next ball and Gaikwad deftly pats to short third for no run. Gaikwad pulls one over deep square leg to end the over with a bang.
CSK 31/1 in 5 overs: Shami continues. Four! Drifted into the pads and Gaikwad flicks this to the fine leg boundary. Gaikwad swings and misses trying to go after a bouncer next ball. Angling into Gaikwad and he dabs to short third for a fourth consecutive dot ball.
CSK 27/1 in 4 overs: Six! Gaikwad steps out and cracks this length ball on leg stump over fine leg for a maximum. That’s his first six of this season. Gaikwad pulls this short of length delivery that comes to his head to the fine leg fence. Single to end the over.
CSK 16/1 in 3 overs: Swing and a miss. Uthappa has been hit in the box. Shami strikes! He persuades Rashid to go upstairs as the umpire doesn’t seem too interested in an LBW appeal for Uthappa’s wicket. Three reds and he has to go. Wide down leg again. Bounce on offer, there is a bit of an inside edge as Ruturaj gets away with it and picks up a boundary.
CSK 7/0 in 2 overs: Dayal to share the new ball. The fielder stationed at cover-point makes a fine stop to deny four runs. Would have just been two off the over, if not for a wide off the last ball followed by a quick single.
CSK 3/0 in 1 over: Ruturaj is on strike and there’s a slip in place. There are two boundary riders at deep backward square and third man. Let’s play! A hint of swing for Shami early on. Ruturaj is up and running with a dab towards third man for a run. Shami gets one wide down leg. Uthappa taps a single to third man off the final ball.
Uthappa and Gaikwad to open for CSK. Stand-in skipper Rashid leads his boys out to the middle. Shami will get things rolling for GT.
GT vs CSK PLAYING XI
Gujarat Titans: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan (c), Alzarri Joseph, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami
Chennai Super Kings: Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Mukesh Choudhary
WHAT THE CAPTAINS SAID
Ravindra Jadeja: We would have bowled first as well. Now we will look to put a good score on the board and put pressure. Same team for us.
Rashid Khan: We would like to bowl first. Hardik will rest and hopefully be back for the next game. I just want to learn as much as I can and give my 100 percent. Matthew Wade is out and Wriddhiman Saha comes in. (Alzarri Joseph has received his cap as well).
GT vs CSK TOSS
Gujarat Titans to bowl. Stiffness in Hardik Pandya’s groin area means Rashid Khan will take over as captain tonight.
GT vs CSK PITCH REPORT
“Teams batting first have won thrice here. It’s a used surface and there’s a covering of grass. There’s a bit of scarring on the surface. The CSK bowlers need to pitch it up and get some swing. They must take the pace off. The GT bowlers can bowl back of a length and extract some help from the grass. If I were CSK I would at bat first and hope to get a big score, but if I were GT, I would have looked to go the opposite way,” reckons Nick Knight.
GT vs CSK PREDICTED XI
Gujarat Titans: Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, David Miller, Rashid Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Chris Jordan, Mukesh Choudhary
CSK vs GT DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM PREDICTION
Wicketkeeper: Matthew Wade
Batters: Shubman Gill, Shivam Dube (vc), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami
Team Composition: GT 7:4 CSK Credits Left: 0.0
GT vs CSK MATCH PREVIEW
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) got its first win in the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and will look to build on that when it takes on Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Sunday.
Despite its win against RCB, CSK is likely to be the underdog in the contest against the Titans, who had their best performance of the tournament in their last match against Rajasthan Royals with a comprehensive 37-run win.
The defending champion still doesn’t have all bases covered especially on the bowling front with the pacers unable to provide breakthroughs. An option for the team could be to try out young pacer Rajvardhan Hangargekar instead of Mukesh Choudhary who has struggled so far. The India under-19 star bowls with good pace and could add some firepower to its pace attack.
A huge positive for CSK though was the performance of spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who delivered with a four-wicket haul.
The team will also hope opener Ruturaj Gaikwad finds form in front of his home crowd in Pune.
The Titans, on the other hand, have everything going for them with Hardik Pandya leading from the front with both bat and ball. The team has one of the best bowling attacks in the competition.
The guile of Mohammed Shami, the pace of Lockie Ferguson and Rashid Khan’s wizardry will pose a formidable challenge to the CSK batters.
The only area of concern is the form of top-order batters Matthew Wade and Vijay Shankar. In Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz, it has a readymade opening batter who can don the gloves as well and will be a punt worth taking.
– S. Dipak Ragav
GT vs CSK HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD, STATS AND KEY PERFORMERS
This is the first time these two teams are going up against each other.
GT vs CSK FULL SQUADS
Gujarat Titans: Hardik Pandya (c), Shubman Gill, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhinav Manohar, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Dominic Drakes, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Jayant Yadav, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Alzarri Joseph, Pradeep Sangwan, David Miller, Matthew Wade, Gurkeerat Singh, B Sai Sudharshan
Chennai Super Kings: Ravindra Jadeja (c), MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, KM Asif, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Samarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma
WHERE TO WATCH GT vs CSK, IPL 2022 LIVE?
All IPL 2022 matches will be broadcast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD channels in India. Disney+ Hotstar is the official live streaming partner.