Deepak Chahar attempts to run out Vijay Shankar at the non-striker’s end.© Twitter
The high-profile IPL 2023 Qualifier 1 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans could have been witness to a cheeky run out on Tuesday. After CSK had set GT a 173-run target, the defending champions lost quite a few wickets before Vijay Shankar came in to bat. On the second ball of the 14th over, CSK pacer Chahar attempted a run out at the non-striker’s end with Shankar being the target. However, Shankar wasn’t backing up. Though Chahar removed the bails, it resulted in nothing and even Dhoni could be seen smiling.
— Out Of Context Cricket (@GemsOfCricket) May 23, 2023
Deepak Chahar attempts a run out at the non striker’s end. pic.twitter.com/tw9AZUhFXD
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 23, 2023
The reaction from Dhoni when Deepak Chahar tried to run-out Vijay Shankar in non-striker end. pic.twitter.com/JONVlgCu1m
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Chennai Super Kings tamed a tenacious Gujarat Giants by 15 runs on a sticky surface to enter their 10th IPL final in Chennai on Tuesday and extend their remarkable consistency in the tournament. CSK did well to reach 172 for 7 on a slow pitch in Qualifier 1 after Hardik Pandya opted to bowl. Considering the conditions, it turned out to be much more than a competitive total as Gujarat Titans had a rare off day to end with 157 all out in 20 overs. Rashid Khan made the CSK fans nervous with a 16-ball 30 towards the end but it was not enough for the Titans.
However, the defending champions will got another shot to make a second successive final in Qualifier 2 on Friday.
CSK’s master tactician M S Dhoni made the best use of home advantage to take the four time champions to a 10th final in 14 editions. CSK did not take part in 2016 and 2017 editions.
With PTI inputs
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