31 Mar, 23:47 (IST)

Gujarat Titans have started their IPL 2023 campaign on a high, beating Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in the season opener. Ruturaj Gaikwad's valiant effort saw CSK score 178/7 after being put to bat first and it was a few runs short, especially with the way their innings were going at one point. Gujarat Titans, too, had a good start but lost wickets in the middle overs. Shubman Gill was their star batter, scoring 63 runs off just 36 balls. Eventually, Rashid Khan's 10-run-blitz off just three balls and Rahul Tewatia's boundaries in the last over helped Gujarat Titans get over the line with four overs to spare. Gaikwad's batting and Rajvardhan Hangargekar (3/36) were the positives from this game for CSK. 

31 Mar, 23:40 (IST)

Victory for Gujarat Titans! At one point, it looked like Chennai Super Kings were well and truly in this match, but Rashid Khan's blitz and last-over heroics from Rahul Tewatia sealed the win for the defending champions! Not a good start for CSK, though and they have some areas to look at and rectify ahead of their next match. 

31 Mar, 23:31 (IST)

OUT! Rajvardhan Hangargekar has his third wicket and it is that of Vijay Shankar. The right-hander skied one in the area and Mitchell Santner ended up taking a fine catch. Gujarat Titans are under pressure now! Vijay Shankar c Mitchell Santner b Rajvardhan Hangargekar 27(21) 

31 Mar, 23:11 (IST)

OUT! The big wicket of Shubman Gill and Tushar Deshpande has given CSK a lease of life in this match. Gill had hit a six off the last ball and went for a big one once again, only to find Ruturaj Gaikwad. A big moment in the game. Shubman Gill c Ruturaj Gaikwad b Tushar Deshpande 63(36)

31 Mar, 22:53 (IST)

FIFTY! Shubman Gill has scored a half-century and it has been a very good knock, which has kept Gujarat Titans in this contest. The right-hander has looked in control and will need to carry on and take his side over the line here. 

31 Mar, 22:46 (IST)

OUT! Hangargekar strikes again and this time, he has dismissed Gujarat Titans' Impact Player Sai Sudharsan. The left-hander played some good shots but, this time, threw his bat at a wide ball and got an edge, with MS Dhoni taking a good catch. A much-needed breakthrough for CSK. Sai Sudharsan c MS Dhoni b Rajvardhan Hangargekar 22(17)

31 Mar, 22:36 (IST)

Gujarat Titans are very much in this contest, with Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan taking the side to 82/1 in eight overs. The two batters have scored freely and CSK have not been able to find a way to restrict the flow of runs. MS Dhoni needs to come up with some strategies or else the game might slip from CSK's grip soon. 

31 Mar, 22:18 (IST)

OUT! The debutant has struck and dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, with Shivam Dube taking a fine catch. The opener flashes hard but Dube at third man, holds on to a good diving catch. Chennai have drawn the first blood in this chase. Can they get a few more in quick time? Stay tuned to find out! Meanwhile Sai Sudharsan has replaced Kane Williamson in GT's playing XI after the Kiwi batter got injured while fielding. Wriddhiman Saha c Shivam Dube b RS Hangargekar 25(16) 

31 Mar, 22:08 (IST)

Deepak Chahar returns with his second over and Wriddhiman Saha has dispatched him for a six. A short ball by Chahar and Saha rocks back and pulls it for a six. Gujarat Titans are off to a good start in this run chase. 

31 Mar, 21:59 (IST)

A decent first over to start with from Deepak Chahar, which yielded just three runs. Both Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill played shots on the off-side and these two will look to make the most of the powerplay. 

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The time has finally come for one of the biggest cricketing carnivals to get underway in the form of IPL 2023. This edition of the tournament is pretty much special for many reasons, a few of them being a return to the old ‘home and away’ format and also the introduction of innovation like the ‘impact player rule’. Defending champions Gujarat Titans would take on Chennai Super Kings in the first match of the tournament and it promises to be an absolute blockbuster, with several top stars like Rashid Khan, Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni in action at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The mentor takes on his protégé is what is the MS Dhoni vs Hardik Pandya battle being dubbed as and surely, fans are in for a thriller of a contest as the two-month-long cricketing extravaganza gets underway. IPL 2023 GT vs CSK Free Live Streaming Online on JioCinema: Get TV Channel Telecast Details of Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings T20 Cricket Match on Star Sports.

Gujarat Titans, after a splendid debut season, will now need to live up to the expectations that they have set. The team is pretty much balanced and looks formidable once again, with the likes of Shubman Gill, Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan, among others, being the top stars. For Chennai Super Kings, though, it is a season of bouncing back and making a statement. Dhoni’s men had a terrible time last year, where they finished ninth on the points table and managed just four wins out of 14 matches. Worse, they lost both their matches to Gujarat Titans in 2022 and will aim for a maiden victory over the reigning champions. GT vs CSK, Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2023: Tips to Pick Best Fantasy Playing XI for Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League Season 16 Match 1.

Ben Stokes will be one of those players fans will be keen to watch. The England Test captain will make a comeback to the IPL after CSK spent big money to acquire his services at the auction. Both Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings start even in this contest and it would be interesting to see which team comes out smiling at the end of the night.

Gujarat Titans Full Squad: Hardik Pandya (captain), Shubman Gill, David Miller, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, Sai Sudharsan, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohit Sharma, KS Bharat, Matthew Wade, Rashid Khan, Odean Smith, Rahul Tewatia, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Shami, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Pradeep Sangwan, Darshan Nalkande, Jayant Yadav, R. Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Shivam Mavi, Urvil Patel, Joshua Little.

Chennai Super Kings Full Squad: MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma