TATA IPL 2022, Match 62: CSK Vs GT – Match Report
The Gujarat Titans (GT) continued their winning run in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after beating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 7 wickets on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
An unbeaten 67* at the top by Wriddhiman Saha guided GT to a resounding 7-wicket victory as they successfully chased down the target with five balls to spare.
Chasing 134 for victory, GT were off to a positive start after Wriddhiman Saha creamed three fours in the first over.
The wicketkeeper-batter was given a reprieve in the third over off Mukesh Choudhary. Saha smacked his first six of the innings in the 5th over.
The fifty partnership was up for the opening wicket after Gill struck consecutive fours and GT were 53-0 after 6 overs.
Pathirana broke the partnership after Gill was trapped LBW and GT were 81/1 at the halfway stage. Moeen Ali provided the second breakthrough after Wade was caught at long-on.
Pathirana claimed his second wicket to dismiss GT skipper Hardik Pandya in the 14th over. Saha crossed his half-century and GT required 17 off the final four overs.
David Miller joined Saha at the crease and GT wrapped the chase with five balls to spare and registered a 7-wicket victory.
Earlier, CSK, who opted to bat first, made four changes – N Jagadeesan, Prashant Solanki, Mitchell Santner and Matheesha Pathirana were named in the eleven.
Mohammad Shami provided an early breakthrough for GT after Devon Conway was caught behind. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Moeen Ali upped the scoring rate and added three sixes inside the powerplay as CSK were 47/1 after 6 overs.
The fifty partnership was up for the second wicket before Sai Kishore dismissed Moeen Ali, who holed out at deep mid-wicket in the 9th over.
GT kept things tight with the ball after CSK were 73/2 at the halfway mark. Gaikwad continued to attack and was joined by N Jagadeesan.
Fifty was up for Ruturaj Gaikwad before Jagadeesan slammed his first maximum of the innings as CSK were 109/2 with five overs to go.
Rashid Khan claimed the important wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad was caught by Wade in the deep. Shivam Dube was out caught behind in the next over, bowled by Alazarri Joseph.
The next two overs produced only 11 runs before Shami scalped his second wicket to dismiss the CSK skipper in the final over as CSK posted 133/5 in the first innings.
Brief Scores: Gujarat Titans 137/3 (Wriddhiman Saha 67*, Mathew Wade 20; Matheesha Pathirana 2-24) beat Chennai Super Kings 133/5 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 53, N Jagadeesan 39*; Mohammad Shami 2-19) by 7 wickets.