LPI 2023: In the first qualifier of IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings team is facing Gujarat Titans. In this match, Gujarat captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. But something happened in the second over of this match that surprised everyone.
Gaikwad survived even after being fired
Darshan Nalkande brought in the second over of the innings for Gujarat. Nalkande got Shubman Gill to catch Ruturaj Gaikwad on third ball. Nalkande, who was playing his first game this season, knew no limits. Gaikwad was returning to the arena when he was suddenly stopped by the referee. This happened because Nalkande’s leg was ahead of the bowling crease as he bowled the ball. The referee also gave Gaikwad a free kick without giving him a ball. This time, Gaikwad didn’t miss and hit a long six off Nalkande’s ball.
The Nalkande ball overshadowed
This no ball from Nalkande cost the Gujarat team a lot. Gaikwad, who was dismissed for just 2 runs, hit a half century after getting a life in this match. Gaikwad scored 60 runs off 44 balls in this match. His innings included 7 fours and 1 sixes.
How is the record in heads-up?
Talking about head to head records between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, Hardik Pandya’s team is way ahead. So far only 3 games have been played between these two teams. During this, only Gujarat have won on all three occasions. Talking about the points table, Gujarat topped with 20 points. At the same time, CSK remained at number two with 17 points.