Chennai Super Kings got the better of Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in the first qualifier at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai and then made it to the 10th IPL final.
On the other side of the coin, Gujarat Titans got another opportunity as they beat Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier by 62 runs and made it to the second consecutive IPL Final.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first. Gujarat Titans got off to a terrific start to the game as Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill added 67 runs for the opening wicket.
Shubman Gill was stumped out by MS Dhoni off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling for 39. On the contrary, Wriddhiman Saha scored 54 off 39 balls (5 fours and a six) before he was dismissed by Chahar.
Sai Sudharsan scored a pivotal 96 against CSK in IPL 2023 Final
Tamil Nadu youngster Sai Sudharsan had an incredible day at the office as he scored a crucial knock against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023 Final.
The young southpaw scored runs when it mattered the most and mounted immense pressure on Chennai Super Kings’ bowlers. The youngster played a smart and sensible brand of cricket.
He took singles, scored a flurry of fours and hammered sixes and played according to the situation. He drew plaudits for his incredible batting masterclass in the most crucial encounter.
He scored 96 off 47 balls with the help of eight fours and 6 sixes to his name.
Chennai Super Kings playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana
Gujarat Titans’ playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Sai Sudharsan’s batting masterclass
Everyone's eyes were on Shubman Gill but Sai Sudarshan did wonders. 👍
— Aarnav Sharma (@theaarnavsharma) May 29, 2023
What a player 🙇🏻♀️👏
— Dr Khushboo 🇮🇳 (@khushbookadri) May 29, 2023
Deserved a century💔
— Calma #SaiSudharsanHive (@73off54Wankhede) May 29, 2023
What a special moment for a special talent! 🤌
— Kriti Sharma (@Kriti_Sharma01) May 29, 2023
Hold it Csk For Not Buying Tamil Player also he is TNPL has good records 😤
— Vikram Zaveri (@VikramZaveri3) May 29, 2023
Sai Sudarshan today pic.twitter.com/6jZ5dKIAkR
— , (@AltofLeg) May 29, 2023
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) May 29, 2023
To play like this in the Finals, Sudharshan has proved to be a diamond!
— Sumit Agarwal 🇮🇳 (@sumitagarwal_IN) May 29, 2023
Chennai player Sai Sudarshan smashing Chennai Super kings
— Rohit Singh (@rohitsinghcv) May 29, 2023
I want GT to win tonight as CSK has always sidelined local TN talent.
— Nick (@Nickkulk) May 29, 2023
Seen before on tv in stadium in local matches while studying in SRM the lad needed back-up Anna a pure gem❤️
— Dhruv (@Bisleri_babu45) May 29, 2023