The final match of IPL 2023 was a thrilling encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. CSK emerged victorious by 5 wickets, thus clinching their 5th IPL title. This title win was especially memorable as it was MS Dhoni’s 5th as captain of CSK. In a match that came down to the wire, Ravindra Jadeja sealed the win for CSK with a six and a four off the last two balls.
The final match was a thrilling one. Batting first, Gujarat scored 214 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. However, once the rain started, the Duckworth-Lewis rule kicked in, giving Chennai a target of 171 runs in 15 overs. In the end, Chennai pulled off a thrilling victory, becoming champions for the fifth time.
Team’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played an important role in chasing this target and making the team champion. He won the team by hitting 1 six and 1 four in the last two balls, then Chennai needed 10 runs to win. Jadeja scored 15* in 6 balls. Apart from this, in bowling, he took 1 wicket for 38 runs in 4 overs.
After this match, Chennai Super Kings has become the most successful team in IPL history. CSK now has five IPL titles to its name, one more than Mumbai Indians. CSK has played 10 finals in 14 seasons of IPL, while Mumbai played in 13 finals in 11 seasons. This makes CSK the real king team of IPL.