GT would be ecstatic with their achievement of setting a daunting target of 214 runs in the IPL 2023 Finals against CSK. The significance of such a massive score cannot be overstated, and GT made the most of the opportunity. CSK’s uncharacteristic fielding errors may prove costly in the final outcome.
Early momentum was gained by GT when Chahar dropped an easy catch, allowing Gill to survive. GT capitalized on this chance, scoring 30 runs in the next two overs. Sudharsan emerged as the game-changer with an extraordinary innings, narrowly missing a century but making a significant impact on GT’s total.
Chasing a target of over 200 runs in an IPL final is a monumental task. CSK, known for their ability to chase down big totals, will need their best performance to surpass GT’s imposing total. The IPL playoffs have seen uncapped players shine, and Sudharsan’s innings is a testament to their exceptional performances.
In IPL playoffs, some teams have managed to set colossal totals on the board, showcasing their batting prowess. The highest team totals include GT’s 233/3, PBKS’ 226/6, CSK’s 222/5, GT’s 214/4, and SRH’s 208/7, leaving their opponents with a mountain to climb.
In the IPL 2023 Finals, Sai Sudharsan made a significant impact by smashing 96 runs, cementing his name in the record books. At just 21 years and 226 days old, Sudharsan became one of the youngest batters to achieve a 50-plus score in an IPL final, joining a prestigious list that includes Manan Vohra, Shubman Gill, and Rishabh Pant.
Youngest batters with a 50-plus score in IPL final
20y, 318 days – Manan Vohra (PBKS) vs KKR, Bengaluru, 2014
21y, 226 days – Sai Sudharsan (GT) vs CSK, Ahmedabad, 2023
22y, 37 days – Shubman Gill (KKR) vs CSK, Dubai, 2021
23y, 37 days – Rishabh Pant (DC) vs MI, Dubai, 2020