IPL 2023 Finals: Uncapped Indian batter Sai Sudharsan misses century by 4 runs

The IPL 2023 finals between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans witnessed a scintillating display of power-hitting by the young batting sensation, Sai Sudharsan. Although he fell agonizingly short of his century, Sudharsan’s remarkable innings propelled the Titans to a formidable total of 214 runs against CSK. His performance showcased his class, range, and immense potential, establishing him as a rising star in the world of cricket.

As the Gujarat Titans set out to post a competitive total, Sudharsan took center stage with a breathtaking display of aggressive batting. His assault on the CSK bowlers began in the final over, where he unleashed back-to-back sixes off the bowling of Pathirana.


With the first ball of the over, Sudharsan demonstrated his immense power and timing as he launched a perfectly placed slot ball over the boundary for a maximum. Undeterred by the situation, he continued his assault on the next delivery, repeating the feat with another powerful six. The crowd erupted in appreciation of Sudharsan’s audacious strokeplay.

Despite his dismissal, Sudharsan’s knock had a profound impact on the match. His fearless approach and ability to find the boundaries at will helped the Gujarat Titans set a challenging target for CSK.

Tragically, Sudharsan’s superb knock came to an end just four runs shy of a well-deserved century. Pathirana, aiming for redemption, delivered a very full ball that tailed in from outside off. Sudharsan attempted to play it across but missed, only to be struck on the pads. The umpire promptly raised his finger, ending Sudharsan’s outstanding innings.

Although he missed out on the century, Sudharsan’s innings was highly acclaimed. His knock of 96 runs off just 47 balls, including eight boundaries and six massive sixes, became the highest score by an uncapped player in an IPL final. Sudharsan’s class and range were evident throughout his innings, leaving a lasting impression on both teammates and opponents.