IPL 2023 final will be played between CSK and GT
The opening match of IPL 2023 also took place between these two teams.
New Delhi. In the second qualifier of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans defeated Mumbai Indians by 62 runs and with this the second finalist of IPL 2023 was also found. On May 28, Chennai Super Kings will face defending champions Gujarat Titans in the final of IPL 2023. Gujarat has reached the final for the second consecutive time and after that there is a chance to win the second title. Interestingly, IPL 2023 started with the match between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans on March 31 this year and now after 73 matches, the 16th season of IPL will also end with the final between these two teams. Will happen.
Apart from this, another coincidence is that Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings ended the league stage by being first and second in the points table. Earlier, the first qualifier of IPL 2023 was played between the two teams, in which Chennai Super Kings won and Gujarat Titans had to play Qualifier-2 despite topping the league stage.
Gujarat had scored 233 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs thanks to Shubman Gill’s stormy century in Qualifier-2. Chasing this, Mumbai Indians could score 171 runs in 18.2 overs. Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans won the match by 62 runs and confirmed their place in the second consecutive final.
In the opening match of the 16th season of IPL, when Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans were face to face, Hardik Pandya’s team won. In that match, Chennai’s target of 179 runs was achieved by Gujarat losing 5 wickets with 4 balls to spare. At the same time, in Qualifier-1, Chennai defeated Gujarat by 15 runs and avenged the defeat in the opening match.
Now it is the turn of the third match and the trophy is at stake. It will be interesting to see whether Dhoni overpowers his protégé Hardik or Pandya succeeds in winning the second title in a row.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 27, 2023, 08:13 IST