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IPL 2023 [WATCH]: Hardik Pandya turns into sufferer of MS Dhoni’s tactical brilliance throughout GT vs CSK conflict



The Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 noticed Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) tackleGujarat Titans (GT) on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday (Could 23). CSK emerged victorious in the contest and sailed into the record 10th IPL final. Other than the Chennai-based group’s win, what left followers in awe was MS Dhoni’s brilliance in dismissing GT skipper Hardik Pandya.

Requested to bat first, Chennai obtained off to an honest begin with the opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway including 87 runs for the primary wicket. Whereas Ruturaj scored an excellent 60 off 44 deliveries, Conway contributed 40 runs off 34 balls. Within the meantime, some late fireworks from Ravindra Jadeja (22) powered CSK to a aggressive complete of 172/7 of their allotted 20 overs. Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami had been the choose of the bowlers as they bagged two wickets every for Gujarat.

In reply, Gujarat stored dropping wickets at common intervals and had been bowled out on 157 of their 20 overs. Though GT batters tried laborious, with Shubman Gill scoring resilient 42 off 38 deliveries and Hardik selling himself up the order at no. 3, they fell 15 runs in need of reaching the ending line. Notably, the dismissal of Hardik was plotted by Dhoni.

All of it occurred on the fifth ball of the sixth over when Dhoni modified the sector placement for Hardik in Maheesh Theekshana’s spell and moved Jadeja from backward sq. to backward level. The tactical genius of the CSK captain turned out to be a masterstroke as Hardik turned the sufferer of Theekshana and ended up slicing the ball straight into the fingers of Jadeja.

Right here’s the video:

With the win, CSK has confirmed their spot within the last of IPL 2023. In the meantime, GT will now face the winner of Eliminator in Qualifier 2 on Friday (Could 26). It’s noteworthy that the Eliminator can be performed between Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) and Mumbai Indians (MI) on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday (Could 24).

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