New Delhi. Talking about IPL 2023, many new rules have been implemented. This was also seen in the first match of the 16th season of T20 League. Gujarat Titans, captained by Hardik Pandya, defeated MS Dhoni’s team Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets. In the match, both the teams fielded an impact player, but the Gujarat player prevailed over Mahi’s team and played an important inning in the match. In the match, CSK scored 178 runs for 7 wickets while playing first. In reply, Gujarat achieved the target for 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. This is Gujarat’s third consecutive win over Chennai Super Kings in the history of T20 league.
Kane Williamson was injured during the fielding of Gujarat Titans. In such a situation, the team gave a chance to 21-year-old player Sai Sudarshan as an impact player for batting. He landed at number-3 and scored 22 runs off 17 balls. Hit 3 fours. Not only this, Sudarshan also shared a half-century partnership with Shubman Gill for the second wicket. Due to this, the team was able to make a good start chasing a big target.
CSK’s impact player looted runs
Chennai Super Kings also gave a chance to the impact player in the match. Captain MS Dhoni included fast bowler Tushar Deshpande in the team in place of Ambati Rayudu in the second innings. But he could not leave a mark in the match and looted a lot of runs. Deshpande gave 52 runs in 3.2 overs and took one wicket. His economy was more than 15. Earlier, Rayudu scored 12 runs in 12 balls while batting.
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Talking about the impact player, every team has to give the names of 4 players other than playing-11. Only one of these 4 players gets a chance as an impact player. He can get a place in the team even before the 14th over of every innings. This is only the sixth match of Sai Sudarshan’s IPL. Last season also he played 5 matches.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 01, 2023, 13:10 IST