I have to admit, I was surprised that GT lost in this final: Tom Moody on the clash at the highest level of IPL 2023

Speaking on ESPNCricinfo, Moody said: I have to admit, I was surprised that GT lost this final. They were my favorites. They had every opportunity in every department; their beats were so strong, varied and deep. They were also probably the most consistent team all season, winning the most games.

CSK equaled Mumbai India’s record of five IPL titles after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team won a last-ball thriller in a match that was interrupted by rain, beating the GT champions by five wickets.

Going into the match, Gujarat led 214-4 after number three batter Sai Sudharsan took advantage of a strong start and struck a rousing 96 off 47 balls, including six.

Chasing a revised target of 171 off 15 balls after an extended rain-induced break, openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway started well for CSK to put the Yellow Army ahead. However, Noor Ahmad put things back on track, giving GT two crucial wickets in the middle overs.

Chennai survived in the end after Mohit Sharma, who took three wickets in the match, was hit by Ravindra Jadeja for six and four in the last over.

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