GT vs CSK, IPL 2024 Match 59: Gill, Sudharsan, Mohit Shine As Gujarat Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Chennai

GT vs CSK, IPL 2024 Match 59: Gill, Sudharsan, Mohit Shine As Gujarat Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With Win Over Chennai

The clash is crucial for GT and CSK as they have to win in order to stay in contention for the playoffs.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Saturday, May 11, 2024, 02:10 AM IST
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Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill | Credits: Twitter

Gujarat Titans kept their hopes for playoff qualification with 35-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2024 clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.

After posting a total of 231/3, thanks to centurions Shubhman Gill (104) and Sai Sudharsan (103), GT restricted CSK to 196/8 in 20 overs despite brilliant innings by Daryll Mitchell (63) and Moeen Ali (58).

Chennai Super Kings were reeling at 10/3 when Mitchell and Ali stepped up and formed a 109-run partnership for the fourth wicket. However, their efforts in vain as the visitors started to lose wickets at regular intervals.

Though CSK were losing, MS Dhoni didn't disappoint the crowd as treated them with three and a four, reducing the margin of runs required for visitors to win and the runs already scored by GT.

For Gujarat Titans, Mohit Sharma led the bowling attack as he registered the figures of 3/31 with an economy rate of 7.80 in four overs, while Rashid Khan picked four wickets.

With a win, Gujarat Titans moved to 8th spot with five wins in their 12 outings while Chennai Super Kings retained the fourth spot with six wins in their 12 games.

Mid-innings report

Brilliant batting by skipper Shubman Gill and his opening batting partner Sai Sudharsan helped Gujarat Titans post a total of 231/3 in 20 overs in the first innings against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad.

After putting to bat first by CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad, GT openers Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan switched to the beast mode from the start of the innings and unleashed their firepower as they took the visitors' bowlers to the cleaners.

The opening duo formed a 211-run partnership until Sudharsan was dismissed for 103 off 51 balls by Tushar Despande. Tamil Nadu cricketer notched up his maiden T20 century in just 50 balls.

After Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill completed his century in 51 balls and then, dismissed for 104 off 55 balls by Deshpande at 213/2. It was his fourth century of the IPL. Thereafter, David Miller and Shahrukh Khan kept the scoreboard ticking in the final two overs to set a hefty target for CSK to chase.

Toss Update:

Ruturaj Gaikwadโ€™s Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first against Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans in the 59th match of IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, May 10.

GT and CSK made changes to their playing XI for the crucial clash. Chennai Super Kings replaced Richard Gleeson with all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, while Gujarat Titans bring in Mathew Wade and Karthik Tyagi by replacing Injured Wriddhiman Saha and  Joshua Little, respectively.

Playing XI

CSK: Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(WK), Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh

GT: Shubman Gill (C), Sai Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, Matthew Wade(WK), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Kartik Tyagi

Preview:

Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings are facing off each other for the second time in the ongoing IPL season. In their last encounter, CSK defeated GT by 63 runs at the Chepauk Stadium.

The upcoming clash is crucial for GT and CSK as they have to win in order to stay in contention for the playoffs. Shubman Gill-led side has a mediocre campaign as they have only four games in their 11 outings. Looking at the NRR, the Gujarat Titans are virtually out of the playoffs. If they want to stay alive in the tournament by qualifying for the knockout, GT not only need to win the next games but also need to have a better NRR than other better teams fighting for a fourth-place finish.

Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, are having a good campaign under the leadership of Ruturaj Gaikwad. The defending champions are currently at the fourth spot on the points table with six wins in their 11 outings and accumulated 12 points. The win against Gujarat Titans will

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