CSK vs GT: Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar powers Chennai to top of points table

CSK vs GT IPL 2024 Highlights: CSK’s explosive batter Shivam Dube and pacer Deepak Chahar shined on Tuesday as Chennai defeated Shubman Gill-led Gujarat by massive 63 runs

Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) gave a strong signal of all other teams of IPL 2024 that the defending champions will fight hard to keep the trophy at all costs, as they defeated Shubman Gill-led Gujarat Titans by massive 63 runs. CSK is now on the top of points table with four points.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) played wonderfully well on Tuesday and posted a high score of 206/6 against Gujarat Titans after 20 overs. Rachin Ravindra and skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad provided Chennai with a powerful start, after which players like Shivam Dube, and Daryl Mitchell played an explosive inning to finish with a high score.

Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday handed Gujarat Titans worst defeat of their short IPL career as the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led home team triumphed by massive 63 runs. Shivam Dube slammed a explosive half-century whereas Deepak Chahar clinched some crucial opening wins to power their team to the top of points table.

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Shivam Dube blazed 51 off 23 balls as Chennai Super Kings scored a mammoth 206/6 batting first against Gujarat Titans at the Chepauk Stadium. While Sai Sudharsan has held up one held, the Titans lost too many wickets in the first 10 overs and CSK are firmly on top.

Earlier, Rachin Ravindra got CSK off to a flier after Shubman Gill won the toss and said that GT would be bowling first in the first match between these two sides since that dramatic 2023 final. Ravindra made the most of the powerplay but missed out on a half-century though, falling to Rashid Khan off the second ball of the last over of the powerplay on 46 off 20. Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad then fell on 46 as well, off 36 deliveries. Shivam Dube has since looked as dangerous as ever. Gaikwad said at the toss that that they have chosen to bring in Matheesha Pathirana, with Mahesh Theekshana likely to be brought on later as an impact sub.

The points table of the Indian Premier is going to be in for early-season as Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans feature tonight in a repeat of last IPL’s final. With a win each, both GT and CSK began their campaign ticking a lot of boxes.

Mustafizur Rahman’s four-wicket-burst. Shivam Dube’s promising rise, MS Dhoni looking more active than ever, and Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma turning back the clock. But the biggest takeaway was the captaincy debuts of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill kicking off their respective stints with a much needed ‘W’.

Interestingly, both Gaikwad is also a competition to Gill’s opening position in India’s T20I set-up. Sure, Gill is clearly ahead of his GT counterpart when it comes to Tests and ODIs, pretty much having cemented his place in the XI, T20Is is where the position is still open. And with a T20 World Cup, both youngsters are aware of what needs to be done. Two young promising talents, one big tournament and a place in the T20 World Cup up for gras. Oh, bring it on.

GT are still just three seasons into the tournament but they have won as many titles as CSK, but while the rivalry between these two teams isn’t as intense as the ‘El Clasico’ of IPL, it sure has shown signs of becoming a potent feud going forward. Last IPL, CSK nosed ahead of GT to deny them a second straight title and ensure their fifth.

You never know. Gujarat may still be feeling the sting of it, but they have to build on their upper hand over Chennai. In a pretty telling trivia, CSK have never beaten GT in a league game, but have won twice in the Playoffs – once in Qualifier 1 and the other time in final.

Here are some highlights from CSK vs GT IPL 2024 match at the Chepauk Stadium:

– CSK scored 206/6 in 20 overs batting first

– Chahar dismissed both Gill and Saha early in GT’s chase

– GT have struggled to get going in their chase ever since

– Rachin Ravindra powered CSK’s quick start by scoring 46 in 20 balls

– Ruturaj Gaikwad also missed out on a half-century, scoring 46 in 36 balls

– Shivam Dube top scored for CSK by smashing 51 in 23 balls

– Gujarat Titans captain Shubman Gill won the toss and chose to bowl

– Matheesha Pathirana returns for CSK in place of Mahesh Theekshana

– Gujarat Titans beat Mumbai Indians by six runs in their opening match

– Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets in their opening match