Gujarat Titans, captained by Hardik Pandya, defeated Chennai Super Kings in the first match of IPL 2023 season. In this match, Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had to face 7 wicket defeat. Gujarat Titans had a target of 179 runs to win the match. The Gujarat Titans team started the season with a win by scoring 182 runs to 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. Shubman Gill played the highest innings of 63 runs off 36 balls for Gujarat Titans. He hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his innings.
At the same time, as well as bowling brilliantly in this match, Rashid Khan, who scored crucial runs in the last over, was named Man of the Match. Man of the match Rashid Khan said that I am very happy with my performance. This will give me a lot of energy for the next matches of the tournament. I always try to give my best in all three formats. He said I tried to throw good line and length to left-handed hitters. I knew I could do better doing this. Also, Rashid Khan said about his batting that he practiced a lot in the nets. Apart from this, I would like to thank the coach and the captain for their encouragement.
At the same time, prior to this, Gujarat Titans captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first after losing the toss, Chennai Super Kings scored 178 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Opener Rituraj Gaikwad scored the highest 92 runs for CSK. In this way, the Gujarat Titans led by Hardik Pandya have a target of 179 runs to win. At the same time, apart from Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan and Alzarri Joseph took 2-2 wickets for Gujarat Titans. While Joshua Little got 1 hit.