IPL 2023 begins with a thrilling win for Gujarat Titans

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April 01, 2023: In the opening match of 16th edition of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans opened their winning account by defeating Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday. Shubman Gill anchored the 179-run chase with a superb knock defeating Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in the opening match of IPL 2023. Gill scored 63 off only 36 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes.
Gujarat Giants captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first. Mohd Shami bowled the first over of the match, whose first ball was a dot and gave two runs in the first over.
The first four of the match came from the bat of Rituraj Gaikwad on the ball of Hardik Pandya while Shami got the first wicket of the match of Kanve who was by clean bowled for 1 run.
The first six of the match was also hit by Rituraj Gaikwad on the ball of Joshua Little while the first no ball of the match was bowled by Mohammed Shami in the third ball of his fourth over.
The score of the first power play of this first match was Chennai Super King 52 runs for two wickets.
The first DRS of this IPL season was taken by Moeen Ali on an leg-before-wicket appeal off Rashid Khan which went in Moeen’s favour while the first half-century of the season was scored by Rituraj Gaikwad in just 23 balls, which is his fastest fifty in IPL matches.
Rituraj knocked 92 runs in fifty balls comprising of 9 sixes and four hits to the boundary . CSK made 177 for the loss of 8 wickets.

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