MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings defeated the Gujarat Titans in a heart-stopping final of the IPL 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Former CSK captain Jadeja stood tall in one of the hardest moments of not just this game but any he would have played. With 10 runs needed off the final 2 balls, Jadeja smoked red-hot Mohit Sharma for a six and a four to take Chennai home and win their record levelling fifth title in the Indian cash rich league.

The chase finally resumed at 12:10 AM on May 30 as we had three days for this T20 game. Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad made a blistering start to the chase as Chennai collecyed 52 runs off the first 4 overs of the powerplay. They then kept pushing the pedal to take CSK to 72/0 after 5 but then Noor Ahmad produced his web of spin. The Afghanistani spinner sent both the CSK batters back to the hut in space of 4 balls.

Rahane came. Rahane went all guns blazing. He cleared his intent on the second ball he faced and smoked Joshua Little for a six and then again hit half a dozen in the same over. Rahane's cameo came to an end with a Mohit Sharma

slower ball. Sharma and Noor helped peg CSK back.

The Titans made a record 214 runs on the board as they toyed with the CSK bowlers. Sai Sudharsan and Wriddhiman Saha's fifties kept GT in the driver's seat. The start was well powered by in form Shubman Gill and Saha. He was dropped by Deepak Chahar as early when he was on 3 and then he put Saha down on his own bowling. Soon Ravindra Jadeja missed a chance to run Gill out but then Jadeja and Dhoni combined to send Gill back with the wicket-keeper's lightning fast glove work. Meanwhile Saha continued to plunder runs as he hit another fifty plus socre in an IPL final. 

Sai Sudharsan came in at 3. He was not quick to race off the blocks as he made 10 from the first 10 balls. But when he took off, he made batting look such an easy thing to do. He took Theekshana to cleaners in the 15th over before hitting Pathirana for consecutive boundaries and then taking Deshpande for four boundaries in the 17th over. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya provided his impetus a bit and hit 21 off 12 to send Titans to the highest score ever in an IPL final.
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