The IPL 2023 Final clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) witnessed an unfortunate interruption due to rain just as CSK began their chase. GT had set a challenging target of 214/4 in the first innings, presenting a formidable challenge for CSK. However, the covers were brought on, and play was halted temporarily.
Following heavy rainfall and hailstorm on the originally scheduled match day, May 28, the final was rescheduled to the reserve day, May 29. This marked the first occurrence in the tournament’s history where the finale was moved to an alternate day. Despite the shift, concerns loomed over rain predictions for the reserve day as well.
Winning the toss, CSK skipper MS Dhoni opted to field first, considering the possible rain interruptions. The first innings proceeded smoothly as GT recorded the highest-ever total in an IPL final, courtesy of Sai Sudharsan’s remarkable 47-ball 96.
With the mammoth target of 215 in front of them, CSK’s opening batsmen Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway showed promise, with Gaikwad hitting a boundary off the third ball before play was halted. As time passes and overs get reduced, the target will be revised accordingly.
Although the rain ceased around 10:15 am, the play couldn’t resume due to the wet outfield. An inspection is scheduled for 10:45 pm to assess the conditions and determine the revised DLS (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern) targets for CSK’s chase.
The uncertainty caused by the rain interruptions has added an extra layer of complexity to the IPL 2023 Final, leaving both the players and fans eagerly awaiting the inspection outcome. As the cricketing world eagerly watches, the revised targets will play a crucial role in shaping the remainder of the match and deciding the destiny of the championship.
Here our the potential DLS scores –