By India Today Sports Desk: Board of Control for Cricket in India Honorary Secretary Jay Shah has thanked the fans for their unwavering support following the rain-affected final of Indian Premier League 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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Shah took to Twitter to thank the fans for their unmatched dedication and unwavering support despite the IPL 2023 Final being moved to the reserve day after rain played spoilsport on Sunday.
“Fans are the backbone of @IPL. Unmatched dedication by our fans as they kept calm till the very end on a rain-washed Sunday & came back today! As we pull the curtain to another exciting season, a big thank you to all for their unwavering support throughout,” posted Shah on Twitter.
Fans are the backbone of @IPL. Unmatched dedication by our fans as they kept calm till the very end on a rain-washed Sunday & came back today! As we pull the curtain to another exciting season, a big thank you to all for their unwavering support throughout.@BCCI #IPL2023Final pic.twitter.com/NtEyYtblNR
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 29, 2023
Chennai Super Kings are taking on defending champions Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 Final in Ahmedabad. Batting first, GT put up 214 for 4 on the scoreboard. They registered the highest-ever total in an IPL Final, going past SunRisers Hyderabad’s tally of 208 for 7 in the final of IPL 2016 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
After winning the toss, MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bowl first. Shubman Gill and Wriddhiman Saha got GT off to an incredible start, registering the highest-ever score in the Powerplay of an IPL Final. The two batters formed a 67-run stand, before MS Dhoni’s brilliant stumping display sent Gill packing after scoring 36 runs off 20 balls.
Saha then completed his second half-century of IPL 2023 before being dismissed by Deepak Chahar in the 14th over. Sai Sudharsan then went on to smash 96 runs off 47 balls, hitting eight boundaries and six maximums. GT skipper Hardik Pandya played an impactful cameo, which helped them score 214 for 4 in 20 overs in the first innings.