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CSK vs GT Match 7 Commentary

Results
Match 7, Chennai, March 26, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Chennai Super Kings beat Gujarat Titans by 63 runs

Commentary

6:23 PM IST Right then, that is it from this one-sided affair where Chennai gets their second win while Gujarat will need to come back stronger in the next game. Next up in the Indian T20 League is the battle between two teams who are searching for their first points. It will be Hyderabad taking on Mumbai on 27th March, Wednesday at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the game. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
6:22 PM IST Shivam Dube is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his terrific knock. He says that this team allows him to express himself freely. Adds that he loves the franchise and wants to keep winning games for them. Tells that he knows that the bowlers will bowl short to him and he has worked on it. Ends by saying that his role is to bat at a higher strike-rate and that is exactly what he did in this game.
6:22 PM IST Ruturaj Gaikwad, the victorious skipper of Chennai starts by saying that it was a near-perfect contest and to beating a team like Gujarat by such a huge margin is a big positive. Appreciates Rachin Ravindra who played a fantastic innings along with Shivam Dube and lauds the little cameo from Sameer Rizvi. Adds that having someone like MS Dhoni is a huge luxury. He says he is quite impressed with the way they fielded and goes on to appreciate Ajinkya Rahane and says that he is a fantastic fielder and even in the previous game, he took a brilliant catch. Ends up by saying that he hopes the team to do well in the upcoming games.
6:09 PM IST Shubman Gill, the captain of Gujarat says that Chennai outplayed them. Says they executed well in the bowling. Adds they did not get the desired start and kept losing wickets regularly and had a very poor Powerplay. States that they were expecting the target to be in the range of 190–200. He further adds that the wicket was hard and there was a nice grass covering as well but mentions that they let themselves down in the batting. Ends up by saying that it is a good learning experience.
6:08 PM IST Presentation Time...
6:08 PM IST Deepak Chahar is down for a quick chat. He begins by saying that he is tasked to bowl at least three overs inside the Powerplay and the two-bounce rule is helping him as a bowler to adjust his length more precisely and keeps the batters guessing. He adds that there's very minimal dew and the ball grips and also gets a good bounce as well. Appreciates Ruturaj Gaikwad and says that he is doing really well as a leader.
6:04 PM IST Earlier in the game, Chennai posted a massive total on the board courtesy of a blazing fifty from Shivam Dube along with a couple of excellent 40s from skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra. Daryl Mitchell and Sameer Rizvi also played nice little cameos towards the end. Gujarat bowlers were a bit expensive but Rashid Khan managed to pick up a couple of wickets while Mohit Sharma, Spencer Johnson, and Sai Kishore chipped in with one each. While chasing, after losing their captain early, they never really recovered from that and tasted their biggest defeat in terms of runs in this competition.
6:02 PM IST Chennai, on the other hand, will be really happy with their bowling effort. Despite going for some runs in the first couple of overs, Deepak Chahar provided a big breakthrough by getting rid of Shubman Gill which set the tone for them. It was him again who got rid of Wriddhiman Saha while the decision to give the ball to Daryl Mitchell worked as he dismissed Vijay Shankar, but credit also goes to MS Dhoni for an outstanding catch. The hosts never really allowed the opposition to get back in the game and kept picking up wickets at regular intervals. Their fielding and catching were brilliant as well except for one blemish from Ravindra. Gaikwad was really good at using his bowling resources effectively. Mustafizur Rahman and Tushar Deshpande were brilliant at death picking up a couple of wickets each while Matheesha Pathirana also chipped in with one in the end.
6:00 PM IST Gujarat needed a quick start chasing this big total and were going at a good rate till the third over where they lost their skipper Shubman Gill which put them under a lot of pressure. Wriddhiman Saha did play a few lusty blows but he too was dismissed on the very next delivery after getting hit on his helmet. Vijay Shankar too could not make much of an impact in this game. Sai Sudharsan had to play anchor and along with David Miller steadied the ship for a bit. However, with the required rate creeping up, Miller lost his wicket which shifted the momentum completely. After that, the wickets fell like nine pins as they went from 96/3 to 121/7. The tail huffed and puffed to their way to 143/8 ultimately losing this game by a big margin of 63 runs.
5:58 PM IST CHENNAI MAKES IT TWO IN TWO! A complete performance from the home side from start to finish and once again, they look like one of the top contenders this season. Gujarat lost for the first time against Chennai in the league stages of this competition, and the trend of hosts winning games this season extends to seven games now.
End of over 208 runs
GT: 143/8CRR: 7.15
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19.6

Matheesha Pathirana to Umesh Yadav, no run

Done and dusted! Chennai win clinically and humble Gujarat by 63 runs. Matheesha Pathirana bowls it outside off on a hard length, Umesh Yadav swings his bat hard and misses as the ball passes his outside edge through to MS Dhoni. This has been a sheer dominating performance by Chennai and they hold their fortress unbreached yet again. Also, this is the biggest defeat for Gujarat by the margin of runs.

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19.5

Matheesha Pathirana to Umesh Yadav, 6 runs

SIX! Some fun for Umesh Yadav! Matheesha Pathirana offers a half-volley, slightly outside off, Umesh Yadav gets underneath the ball and swings hard at it with a good connection before thumping it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

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19.4

Matheesha Pathirana to Spencer Johnson, 1 run

Short and on the top of off, Spencer Johnson pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

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19.3

Matheesha Pathirana to Spencer Johnson, no run

A slower yorker outside off, Spencer Johnson shoulders arms at it. The Umpire calls it a fair delivery.

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19.2

Matheesha Pathirana to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

Short and pace off this time, outside off, on a length, Umesh Yadav cuts it through point for a single.

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19.1

Matheesha Pathirana to Umesh Yadav, no run

Over the wicket comes Pathirana and fires in on the back of a length outside off, Umesh Yadav swings hard but misses on the outside edge.

End of over 197 runs
GT: 135/8CRR: 7.11RRR: 72
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18.6

Mustafizur Rahman to Spencer Johnson, no run

On the back of a length around off, Spencer Johnson sways away from the line of the ball and cuts it but finds the fielder at backward point. End of another successful over for Chennai.

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18.5

Mustafizur Rahman to Spencer Johnson, 4 runs

FOUR! Shot! Offers a juicy full toss on the stumps, Spencer Johnson lofts it over covers for a boundary on a single bounce towards the deep extra cover fence.

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18.4

Mustafizur Rahman to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

On the back of a length at the middle, Umesh Yadav pulls it with no real timing towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

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18.3

Mustafizur Rahman to Spencer Johnson, 1 run

This is cannoned on the pads from over the wicket, Spencer Johnson misses the flick onto the pads and rolls to cover-point for a leg bye.

5:50 PM IST Spencer Johnson is the new batter in.
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18.2

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahul Tewatia, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Rachin Ravindra takes the third catch of the match and the yellow army inches closer to the victory. Mustafizur Rahman bowls it full outside off, Rahul Tewatia mistimes his lofted shot and finds Rachin Ravindra at long off who takes an easy catch near the ropes by reverse-cupping it. Mustafizur Rahman gets his second and he continues to impress with his bowling performance.

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18.1

Mustafizur Rahman to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

Mustafizur Rahman continues and bowls on the middle and leg channel on a fuller length, Umesh Yadav flicks it with soft hands towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 187 runs
GT: 128/7CRR: 7.11RRR: 39.50
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17.6

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, no run

Another excellent over from Matheesha Pathirana. He goes full and around off this time. Rahul Tewatia swings hard to go downtown but only manages to meet thin air. Just a couple of overs left and Gujarat need 79 runs. What a sensational display of bowling from Chennai's bowlers.

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17.6

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run

WIDE! Way down leg on a shorter length. This is given as a Wide.

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17.5

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, no run

A yorker down leg at 150 clicks. Tewatia misses on his flick and gets pinged on his boot.

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17.4

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, 4 runs

FOUR! Pulled away and in the gap! Short and straight on the leg stump line, Rahul Tewatia stands in the crease and helps the poor delivery by pulling it with the pace towards deep fine leg for a boundary.

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17.3

Matheesha Pathirana to Umesh Yadav, 1 run

A precise yorker on the stumps by Pathirana. Umesh Yadav somehow jams his bat towards deep backward square leg for a single.

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17.2

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run

Full again, and on the middle and leg, Rahul Tewatia flicks it through square leg for just one.

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17.1

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, no run

A huge confident appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Rahul Tewatia straightaway reviews it and sends it upstairs.  This is fired in at 151 clicks by Tushar Deshpande on a fuller length aiming the leg stump line, Rahul Tewatia swings for a flick and misses. The ball thuds his pads. UltraEdge comes and shows a flat line. Ball Tracker though shows that the ball is clearly pitching outside leg. Not Out and the on-field decision is overturned.

End of over 171 run
GT: 121/7CRR: 7.12RRR: 28.66
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16.6

Mustafizur Rahman to Umesh Yadav, no run

Short of length, rolling his fingers on the leather, on off, Umesh Yadav swipes across and swings early and misses. He gets a ping on the front thigh pad. An excellent over from Mustafizur Rahman as he concedes just a solitary run and a big wicket of Rashid Khan.

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16.5

Mustafizur Rahman to Umesh Yadav, no run

On the back of a length across off, Umesh Yadav taps it back to the bowler.

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16.4

Mustafizur Rahman to Umesh Yadav, no run

Another off-cutter on the short length, on the middle, Umesh Yadav gets beaten again on the outside edge.

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16.3

Mustafizur Rahman to Umesh Yadav, no run

Off-cutter outside off with pace off, Umesh Yadav swings hard and misses to connect.

5:39 PM IST Umesh Yadav comes out to the middle now.
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16.2

Mustafizur Rahman to Rashid Khan, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Rachin Ravindra takes an easy catch and it is Rashid Khan who walks back to the sheds cheaply without troubling the opposition with the bat. Gujarat are now falling like a pack of cards as they lose their 7th wicket. Mustafizur Rahman slants it on the length on the leg and middle, Rashid Khan clears his front leg trying to hoist it over deep mid-wicket. He mistimes the pull and the ball goes miles up in the air towards deep mid-wicket where Rachin Ravindra takes an easy catch. Mustafizur Rahman gets his first wicket.

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16.1

Mustafizur Rahman to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run

Over the wicket, on the back of a length, with pace off outside off, Rahul Tewatia pulls it to long on for one.

End of over 166 runs
GT: 120/6CRR: 7.50RRR: 21.75
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15.6

Tushar Deshpande to Rahul Tewatia, 1 run

Deshpande fires it on the fuller length, right ahead of the boot of Tewatia. He goes for a flick shot but completely misses and gets a ping on the front pad. MS Dhoni also looks excited for this one and they go for a review. UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. Ball Tracker confirms that the ball is pitched outside leg. Not Out and the on-field Umpire's decision stands. Also, they cross for a leg bye.

5:37 PM IST Is that out? Chennai looks very confident and they take the review for a LBW decision on Rahul Tewatia. UltraEdge shows nothing and Ball Tracking indicates that it is pitching outside leg. Chennai lose a review.
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15.5

Tushar Deshpande to Rahul Tewatia, no run

Oh, Chennai has opted for a review here against the Umpire's decision for a Wide. Tushar Deshpande cannons it full and outside the tramline. Rahul Tewatia bends low and looks to drive it away through the off side but misses. The replay confirms that the ball has passed just inside the tramline. A good review from Chennai and the Umpire's decision is overturned.

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15.4

Tushar Deshpande to Rahul Tewatia, no run

On the back of a length angling across, Rahul Tewatia goes for the punch but gets beaten.

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15.3

Tushar Deshpande to Rashid Khan, 1 run

Short and angling in, Rashid Khan guides it to short third for one.

5:32 PM IST Rashid Khan walks out to bat now.
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15.2

Tushar Deshpande to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Another stunner in the field for Chennai, and Rachin Ravindra makes no mistake this time with this blinder. Tushar Deshpande bangs it short and on off, Azmatullah Omarzai tries to loft it over covers but he mistimes it by throwing his hands at it. The ball goes high up in the night sky over extra covers. Rachin Ravindra runs to his left and settles underneath the ball keeping his eyes still on the ball before reverse-cupping it and falling over. Matheesha Pathirana and Chennai celebrate.

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15.1

Tushar Deshpande to Azmatullah Omarzai, 4 runs

FOUR! Much, much needed boundary. Angles it on the leg stump line on a length, Azmatullah Omarzai flicks it uppishly through deep square leg for a boundary.

End of over 154 runs
GT: 114/5CRR: 7.60RRR: 18.60
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14.6

Matheesha Pathirana to Rahul Tewatia, no run

Matheesha Pathirana ends the over with a quick bouncer around 148 clicks, on middle, Rahul Tewatia gets hurried as he tries to sway away and loses his balance too. Excellent over for Chennai!

5:29 PM IST Rahul Tewatia walks in at number 7.
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14.5

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Matheesha Pathirana gets his man this time! He serves this full and on middle at a good pace, Sai Sudharsan tries to slog it away but fails to ger underneath the ball and does not get the elevation, the ball goes in the air towards long on where Sameer Rizvi runs forward and takes a fine catch tumbling forward. Gujarat lose the set batter and half their side is back to the hut now.

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14.5

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Back of a length and around leg, Sai Sudharsan misses his pull. Wided.

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14.4

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, no run

Sharp bouncer now, on middle, angling away, Sai Sudharsan tries to ramp it away but misses.

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14.3

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, 2 runs

DROPPED! Matheesha Pathirana bowls another slower one, fuller and on middle, Sai Sudharsan goes through his lofted stroke early and mistimes it high in the air, Rachin Ravindra at extra covers fails to settle under it and spills it out while trying to take it over his head. Two runs taken. Sai Sudharsan gets a life but can he make the most of it here?

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14.2

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, no run

Change of pace, on a length and on middle, Sai Sudharsan gets deceived by it and only manages to block it on the pitch.

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14.1

Matheesha Pathirana to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Fuller one and around off, Azmatullah Omarzai swipes it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

5:22 PM IST Strategic Break! The contest is slipping away from the reach of Gujarat with every single delivery as they haven't found a boundary in the last three overs. Deepak Chahar just ended his brilliant spell with a two-wicket haul. Tushar Deshpande has been impressive as well and still has an over left in his bank. For Gujarat, Sai Sudharsan has held onto one end but he has witnessed the collapse on the other. Though they have still got Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia to come up next, Gujarat need to fire now as they still need a hefty 97 off the last 36 deliveries. Matheesha Pathirana (1-0-10-0) comes back into the attack. He replaces Ravindra Jadeja.
End of over 147 runs
GT: 110/4CRR: 7.86RRR: 16.16
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13.6

Deepak Chahar to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Slower again, back of a length and on off, Azmatullah Omarzai dabs it towards backward point for one more.

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13.5

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Slower one now, full and on off, Sai Sudharsan forces it down to long off for one.

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13.4

Deepak Chahar to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

On a length and on middle, Azmatullah Omarzai pats it down towards square leg for a quick run.

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13.4

Deepak Chahar to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Goes short again but too short this time, outside off, Azmatullah Omarzai leaves it alone. Wided.

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13.3

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Short of a length and on middle, Sai Sudharsan pulls it through square leg for a single.

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13.2

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, 2 runs

Overthrows! This is full again and on off, Sai Sudharsan drives it towards extra covers and sets off for the single, Ruturaj Gaikwad hits the stumps at the bowler's end and the ball deflects to the deep which allows the second run.

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13.1

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, no run

Fuller one and around off, Sai Sudharsan drills it hard but straight towards mid off.

5:17 PM IST Deepak Chahar (3-0-21-2) is brought back into the attack. He replaces Tushar Deshpande.
End of over 136 runs
GT: 103/4CRR: 7.92RRR: 14.85
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12.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Azmatullah Omarzai, 2 runs

Quicker, full and on middle, Azmatullah Omarzai clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

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12.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Short again, on middle, Sai Sudharsan pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.

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12.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Sai Sudharsan, 2 runs

Goes short and on middle, Sai Sudharsan moves back and tucks it towards the mid-wicket region and comes back for the second, he has to put a desperate dive in to make the ground. Daryl Mitchell had a shy at the batter's end and if that was a direct hit, it would have been really close.

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12.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Quicker, full and on off, Azmatullah Omarzai guides it towaards point for a single.

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12.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Flatter, short on middle, Azmatullah Omarzai moves back and cuts it straigh to backward point on the bounce.

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12.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Azmatullah Omarzai, no run

Tossed up, full and on off, Azmatullah Omarzai pushes it towards short covers.

End of over 124 runs
GT: 97/4CRR: 8.08RRR: 13.75
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11.6

Tushar Deshpande to Azmatullah Omarzai, 1 run

Back of a length and around off, Azmatullah Omarzai steers it towards third man for one.

5:11 PM IST Azmatullah Omarzai is in at number 6.
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11.5

Tushar Deshpande to David Miller, no run

OUT! STUNNER IN THE DEEP! Tushar Deshpande serves this very full and on middle, David Miller clears his front leg and flicks it a bit too well, the ball absolutely flies towards deep mid-wicket where Ajinkya Rahane judges it well, puts in a full-length dive to his front and takes a blinder of a diving catch. Killer-Miller is gone now and Gujarat are in deep trouble.

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11.4

Tushar Deshpande to David Miller, no run

Overpitched and on off, David Miller drills it straight to mid off.

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11.3

Tushar Deshpande to David Miller, 2 runs

Touch fuller and on middle, David Miller heaves it away towards deep mid-wicket and turns around for the second run, Ajinkya Rahane picks up but throws it a but wide of the keeper, Miller gets time to put in a dive in as MS Dhoni deflects the ball onto the stumps. However, Miller has made his ground there.

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11.2

Tushar Deshpande to David Miller, no run

Back of a length and around off, David Miller cuts it straight to point. Gujarat can not afford dot balls here.

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11.1

Tushar Deshpande to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Fuller one and on the pads, Sai Sudharsan clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

5:08 PM IST Tushar Deshpande (2-0-12-0) is back into the attack replacing Daryl Mitchell.
End of over 1113 runs
GT: 93/3CRR: 8.45RRR: 12.66
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10.6

Mustafizur Rahman to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Slower one, on a length and on off, shaping in, Sai Sudharsan pushes it towards short covers for a quick one.

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10.5

Mustafizur Rahman to David Miller, 1 run

Pitched up and on off, David Miller tries to drive it away but gets an inside edge through square leg for a run.

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10.4

Mustafizur Rahman to David Miller, 4 runs

FOUR! Fine shot! Mustafizur Rahman bangs this hard into the pitch, on middle and off, David Miller opens up his body nicely and ramps it cleverly over the keeper's head for another boundary.

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10.3

Mustafizur Rahman to David Miller, 2 runs

On a length and on middle, David Miller nudges it with soft hands towards the vacant mid-wicket region and comes back for the second run easily as the bowler had to run and collect that.

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10.2

Mustafizur Rahman to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Fuller one and on middle, Sai Sudharsan tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

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10.1

Mustafizur Rahman to Sai Sudharsan, 4 runs

FOUR! Delicately played! Mustafizur Rahman lands this back of a length and around off, Sai Sudharsan lets it come to him, uses the pace of the ball and guides it away with an open-faced bat towards the third man fence for a boundary.

End of over 1013 runs
GT: 80/3CRR: 8.00RRR: 12.70
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9.6

Daryl Mitchell to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Across off on a length, Sai Sudharsan cuts it through cover-point for one to end the over. Halfway done and Gujarat are 80/3. They still need 127 from 60 deliveries.

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9.5

Daryl Mitchell to Sai Sudharsan, 4 runs

FOUR! Pulled away with precision! Bangs it short again on the leg stump line, Sai Sudharsan easily pulls it away through backward square leg for a boundary.

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9.4

Daryl Mitchell to David Miller, 1 run

On a fuller length, David Miller drives it down to long on for a single.

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9.3

Daryl Mitchell to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

In the air...but safe! Bowls it quick at 127 clicks on the bodyline and short in length, Sai Sudharsan is late on his pull and gets it off the top half of the blade. The ball flies and falls just short ahead of the sprinting deep mid-wicket fielder. A single taken.

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9.3

Daryl Mitchell to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

WIDE! He will have to reload that one. Way outside off on a fuller length, Sai Sudharsan shoulders arms and the umpire signals for a Wide.

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9.2

Daryl Mitchell to David Miller, 1 run

On the back of a length on off, David Miller cuts it towards deep backward point for a single.

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9.1

Daryl Mitchell to David Miller, 4 runs

FOUR! In the gap and four! Shade full in length, just around off, David Miller skips down the track and slaps the ball through covers for a boundary.

End of over 910 runs
GT: 67/3CRR: 7.44RRR: 12.72
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8.6

Matheesha Pathirana to David Miller, 1 run

Almost a yorker on the stumps, David Miller squeezes it out to long on losing his grip on one hand for a single to end the over.

4:56 PM IST Strategic-Break! Gujarat are in a bit of trouble here and they will need David Miller and Sai Sudharsan to build up a partnership and take this game deep. However, they will also need to keep an eye on the asking rate as it will not be easy against this quality bowling attack. Chennai just needs to keep things simple, as they know that the batters will have to take chances and that will create opportunities for them. Daryl Mitchell to continue after the break.
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8.6

Matheesha Pathirana to David Miller, 1 run

WIDE! Slants it way across off beyond the tramline. This is given as a Wide.

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8.5

Matheesha Pathirana to David Miller, no run

Bangs it short on the bodyline, David Miller hops back and tucks it to the leg side.

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8.4

Matheesha Pathirana to David Miller, no run

Cannons again around 150 clicks, outside off and on a fuller length, David Miller misses to connect the shot.

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8.3

Matheesha Pathirana to David Miller, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Quick at 150 clicks, on off, and full, David Miller gets a thickish outside edge that gasses through the short third region for a boundary.

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8.3

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, 2 runs

TWO WIDES! Bowls a steep bumper over the batter's head. Sai Sudharsan ducks underneath. The ball flies over Dhoni's head who leaps, and gets his gloves on it but the ball deflects and rolls to the deep. Two Wides.

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8.2

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, no run

Almost a half-tracker on the stumps, Sai Sudharsan tucks it to the leg side for none.

2
8.1

Matheesha Pathirana to Sai Sudharsan, 2 runs

Steams in and cannons on a hard length around the middle and leg channel, Sai Sudharsan flicks it across the line through square leg for a single.

End of over 85 runs
GT: 57/3CRR: 7.13RRR: 12.50
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7.6

Daryl Mitchell to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Full and outside off at a gentle pace, Sai Sudharsan leans and drives it through covers for a single. A successful over for Chennai as they see the back of Vijay Shankar.

1
7.5

Daryl Mitchell to David Miller, 1 run

Shade full in length on off, David Miller punches it to mid off for a quick single.

0
7.4

Daryl Mitchell to David Miller, no run

Back of a length around off, David Miller covers the off stump and defends.

4:47 PM IST David Miller is the next man in.
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7.3

Daryl Mitchell to Vijay Shankar, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! MS DHONI, YOU BEAUTY! What a scintillating catch from MSD and listen to the crowd erupting and cheering out loud. Daryl Mitchell bowls it around off and gets it to nip away from off, Vijay Shankar gets a thickish outside edge trying to drive it away. The ball flies to the right of MS Dhoni who full-stretches his dive and grabs it low. Chepauk erupts high in decibels. Gujarat are three down now.

2
7.2

Daryl Mitchell to Vijay Shankar, 2 runs

Full, angling at the pads, Vijay Shankar flicks it through mid-wicket and scampers back for the second.

1
7.1

Daryl Mitchell to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Daryl Mitchell comes into the attack and slants it across off on a fuller length, Sai Sudharsan tries to breach the gap between short third and backward point but finds the fielder at backward point. A single taken as the ball ricochets from the hands of Ravindra Jadeja.

End of over 79 runs
GT: 52/2CRR: 7.43RRR: 11.92
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6.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

It spins again to the middle and leg channel, on a length, Sai Sudharsan clips it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 9 runs from the over.

1
6.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, 1 run

Full, and gets a bit of an away turn as well, on off, Vijay Shankar leans ahead and drives it to covers for a single.

1
6.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Short, turning in from the middle, Sai Sudharsan rocks back and pulls it along the carpet through mid-wicket for just one.

1
6.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Vijay Shankar, 1 run

On a dragged length on the stumps, Vijay Shankar tucks it in front of mid-wicket and sneaks a single. MS Dhoni sprints chases the ball and throws it back to the bowler.

1
6.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Short, quick on off, Sai Sudharsan hangs back and tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

4
6.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Sai Sudharsan, 4 runs

FOUR! Streaky and gets away with a boundary. Jadeja bowls it outside off on a fuller length, Sai Sudharsan waits and cuts it too late through slip cordon for a boundary.

End of over 68 runs
GT: 43/2CRR: 7.17RRR: 11.71
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5.6

Tushar Deshpande to Vijay Shankar, no run

Back of a length, on the top of off, Vijay Shankar blocks it underneath the bat off the back foot to end the over. End of the mandatory Powerplay and Gujarat are 43/2.

1
5.5

Tushar Deshpande to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

On the hard length aiming the pads, Sai Sudharsan flicks it to mid-wicket for just a single.

1
5.4

Tushar Deshpande to Vijay Shankar, 1 run

Short, around off with a pace off, Vijay Shankar cuts it through cover-point for a single.

0
5.3

Tushar Deshpande to Vijay Shankar, no run

On a hard length at 141 clicks, Vijay Shankar covers his off stump and punches it back to the bowler.

6
5.2

Tushar Deshpande to Vijay Shankar, 6 runs

SIX! SMOKED! Short ball on offer on the stumps line, Vijay Shankar goes back and across, swivels and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

0
5.1

Tushar Deshpande to Vijay Shankar, no run

Nips back in from the back of a length around off, Vijay Shankar pushes it back to the bowler.

End of over 53 runs
GT: 35/2CRR: 7.00RRR: 11.46
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4.6

Deepak Chahar to Vijay Shankar, 1 run

Short of a length and on off, Vijay Shankar hops up and dabs it through point for a run. Just three runs and a wicket from this over.

0
4.5

Deepak Chahar to Vijay Shankar, no run

Another sharp bouncer now, on middle, Vijay Shankar sways away from it.

0
4.4

Deepak Chahar to Vijay Shankar, no run

On a length and on off, Vijay Shankar tries to push it away but gets an inside edge towards short mid-wicket.

4:34 PM IST Vijay Shankar is in at number 4.
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4.3

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Deepak Chahar strikes again!  He lands this one back of a length and around middle, Wriddhiman Saha is probably still thinking about the previous ball and goes for a half-hearted heave across the line, but gets it from the toe-end of the bat and straight to deep square leg where Tushar Deshpande takes a comfortable catch. Gujarat lose both their openers now!

0
4.2

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

NASTY! Deepak Chahar bangs in a fiery bouncer, on middle, Wriddhiman Saha gets surprised by it as he goes for the pull, but is in no position to play that shot, the ball smacks him hard on the back of the helmet. A mandatory concussion check will happen now. He looks good to continue after the physio checks him up.

1
4.1

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Short of a length and on middle, Sai Sudharsan mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

1
4.1

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Back of a length but way down the leg side, Sai Sudharsan tries to hook it but misses. Wided.

End of over 44 runs
GT: 32/1CRR: 8.00RRR: 10.93
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3.6

Tushar Deshpande to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

Length again and on off, Sai Sudharsan punches it wide of mid off for one.

0
3.5

Tushar Deshpande to Sai Sudharsan, no run

On a length and on off, Sai Sudharsan pushes it towards short covers.

1
3.4

Tushar Deshpande to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run

Pitched up and on off again, Wriddhiman Saha knocks it towards mid off and scampers across for another run.

0
3.3

Tushar Deshpande to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

Touch fuller, on off, Wriddhiman Saha has swipe across the line but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to the left of the bowler.

1
3.2

Tushar Deshpande to Sai Sudharsan, 1 run

On a length and around leg, Sai Sudharsan clips it through square leg for a run.

1
3.1

Tushar Deshpande to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run

Tushar Deshpande starts with a full delivery, on off, Wriddhiman Saha drills it wide of mid off for a single.

End of over 311 runs
GT: 28/1CRR: 9.33RRR: 10.52
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2.6

Deepak Chahar to Sai Sudharsan, no run

Deepak Chahar ends the over with a sharp bouncer, on off, Sai Sudharsan sways away from it.

4:23 PM IST Sai Sudharsan walks in as the Impact player at number 3. He replaces Mohit Sharma as the Impact sub.
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2.5

Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, no run

OUT! LBW! A huge appeal, and up goes the finger! Shubman Gill has a chat with his partner and takes the review. However, the technology does not save him here, and it will be OUT! Deepak Chahar bowls this on a hard length and on middle, skids through a bit, Shubman Gill tries to play the short-arm jab but this one is not that short and hits him high on the pads. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. Gill looks disappointed but he has to walk back now and Chennai get a massive wicket.

1
2.4

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run

Pitched up and around off, Wriddhiman Saha pushes it wide of cover-point, the fielder dives to his right and gets a hand to slow down the ball. They cross.

1
2.4

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run

This is fuller but down the leg side, Wriddhiman Saha misses his flick. Wided.

4
2.3

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, 4 runs

FOUR! Wriddhiman Saha getting into his groove now! Deepak Chahar bangs this one short and around middle, Saha picks up the length very early, swivels and pulls it away wide of deep square leg for a one-bounce four.

4
2.2

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! Deepak Chahar bowls the knuckle ball this time, full and around off, Wriddhiman Saha skips down the track and goes through his lofted shot with one hand, gets enough for it to go over mid off for a boundary.

1
2.1

Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, 1 run

A slower one, full and on off, Shubman Gill taps it towards covers for a single.

End of over 210 runs
GT: 17/0CRR: 8.50RRR: 10.55
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1.6

Mustafizur Rahman to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

BEATEN! Mustafizur Rahman pulls his length back a bit, on the sixth stump line, takes off sharply, Wriddhiman Saha gets surprised by the bounce and just sticks his bat out, the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.

4
1.5

Mustafizur Rahman to Wriddhiman Saha, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman goes fuller this time, outside off, angling away, Wriddhiman Saha slashes hard at it and gets an outside edge that flies between the keeper and first slip for another boundary. Early luck for Saha!

1
1.4

Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, 1 run

On a length and around off, Shubman Gill pats it down in front of point for a quick run.

0
1.3

Mustafizur Rahman to Shubman Gill, no run

Back of a length and on off, Shubman Gill stays back and stabs it to short covers.

1
1.2

Mustafizur Rahman to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run

Fuller again and around off, Wriddhiman Saha tries to push it away but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single.

4
1.1

Mustafizur Rahman to Wriddhiman Saha, 4 runs

FOUR! Classy shot! Mustafizur Rahman begins with a full delivery, on middle, shaping in, Wriddhiman Saha presents the full face of the bat and drives it gloriously well past mid off for a boundary.

4:10 PM IST Mustafizur Rahman to operate from the other end for Chennai. A slight halt in the proceedings as the ball is being replaced as this one lost its shape with that six from Shubman Gill. The fourth Umpire runs in with a suitcase. A brand new ball is selected and we are good to go.
End of over 17 runs
GT: 7/0CRR: 7.00RRR: 10.52
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0.6

Deepak Chahar to Shubman Gill, 6 runs

SIX! BANG! Some way to get off the mark! Deepak Chahar serves this fuller and around middle, Shubman Gill skips down the track to get to the pitch of it and launches it with a straight bat over the bowler's head for the first maximum of the chase.

1
0.5

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run

Wriddhiman Saha and Gujarat are finally underway! Touch fuller this time, on the fifth stump line, Wriddhiman Saha runs it down to third man for a single.

0
0.4

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

Make that four dots! Deepak Chahar hits the hard length and on off, shaping in, Wriddhiman Saha gets cramped up and pats it to point again.

0
0.3

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

Back of a length and outside off, Wriddhiman Saha dabs it down straight to point this time. Three dots in a row.

0
0.2

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

On a length and on middle, Wriddhiman Saha tries to work it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls in front of point, Saha wants the single but is sent back.

0
0.1

Deepak Chahar to Wriddhiman Saha, no run

Deepak Chahar starts with a beautiful yorker, on off, shaping away, Wriddhiman Saha digs it out towards mid off.

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