With a four from Ravindra Jadeja on the penultimate ball, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians now both have the same number of IPL titles. Sai Sudharsan helped Gujarat Titans reach a total of 214/4 by scoring 96 runs in only 47 balls. By smashing eight fours and six sixes in his innings, the 23-year-old native of Chennai made the most of the last few overs.
Wriddhiman Saha scored 54 off 39 on a day when his gifted opening partner Shubman Gill was limited to a score of 39 off 20. Only a few light drizzles occurred during the GT innings, but they didn't cause any kind of disruptions.
Though play was eventually suspended after the third ball of the first over of the CSK innings due to the stadium being drenched with severe rain. The worst holdup occurred despite the short duration of the actual downpour due to the wet outfield, specifically because of a poor practising pitch made close to the edge of the square. The total number of overs in the match was eventually reduced to 15, while CSK's goal was raised to 171.
When the match eventually picked back up, it was a see-saw struggle. Ajinkya Rahane, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, and Ambati Rayudu all made key knocks that helped CSK win, but Mohit Sharma consistently produced crucial wickets when it looked like the opposition was winning easily.
The final over was again bowled by Mohit, who reduced the score to CSK needing 10 runs off the final two balls to win. Ravindra Jadeja, though, went on to hit the second-to-last ball for a six and the final ball for a four, helping CSK win by five wickets and claim their fifth championship in IPL 2023.