New Delhi: The stage is set for the ultimate clash for the trophy. IPL 2023 began with the clash between defending champions Gujarat Titans and 4-time winner Chennai Super Kings, and is set to end with the same.
While Hardik Pandya’s GT won the first game of the season, CSK outplayed them in Qualifier 1 and now they are up against each other once again. Shubman Gill’s third ton this season and Shami-Rashid leading the bowling attack favours GT while MS Dhoni has the opening pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway with Tushar Deshpande and Matheesha Pathirana to pick wickets.
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2023
However, the weather has played the spoilsport as it is raining heavily in Ahmedabad and the toss has been delayed.
# A discussion going on between the umpires and the coaches. The game shifts to reserve day, which is, May 29.
# Rain still persists and the game is losing overs now.
# The rain is getting heavier!
Bad news: It’s raining again. pic.twitter.com/5tC9XXaroJ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 28, 2023
# Good news for fans, heavy downpours are reduced to drizzle.
It’s raining ?️ in Ahmedabad & the TOSS has been delayed!
Stay Tuned for more updates.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 28, 2023
# The teams have been sharing weather updates and are chilling till the game begins.
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 28, 2023
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 28, 2023
# The game can start at 9:35 pm with an interval of 30 minutes and it will be a 20-over match. The cut-off time for a five-over game is 12:06 am and if rain does not allow any play tonight, the match will be played on the reserve day (May 29).