2 matches and 2 wins: well, it is literally dreamy for the Chennai Super Kings fans. CSK has bagged a win against GT in yesterday’s match and this is the second consecutive win for CSK. Just like MI, CSK has also experimented with their captaincy baton and has appointed Ruturaj Gaikwad as their new captain. Well, fans were initially heartbroken by this news. However, it is feeling now that MS Dhoni’s legacy is on the field till now. Let’s dive into the details of the match to get a clear view of the win. Keep reading the blog & stay tuned with to get all the updates at the right time.

What is the news?

The news is CSK played the 7th match of the IPL 2024 at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai against Gujarat Titans. The match started at 7:30 PM. CSK won the match by 63 runs.

Chennai Super Kings & Gujarat Titans both entered this match after winning 1 each match. However, only CSK was able to maintain their winning streak. In this case, it is important to mention that just like MI, CSK has also changed its captaincy baton. They have appointed Ruturaj Gaikwad as their captain. However, unlike MI there is no controversy regarding that.

Who won the toss and what was the decision?

The Gujarat Titans captain Shubman Gill won the toss and decided to bowl first. They might thought they would be able to restrict CSK in a limited scorecard with their bowling. However, Shubman’s plan failed and CSK posted a huge total of 206 runs in their 20 overs.

However, this was also manageable if the Gujarat Titans were able to last on the pitch. Gujarat Titans lost the wicket of the skipper Shubman Gill very soon and the Gujarat Titans players failed to make a long partnership on the pitch.

According to our sports experts, the loss of Gill installed the founding stone of the defeat. CSK wrapped up GT in just 143 runs which was not even close to the target.

Who made the headlines on the match?

Shivam Dube was the top scorer of the day from both sides. Shivam scored 51 runs in just 23 balls. Dube was a nightmare for spinners. He also used his long levers to score these runs which increased the challenge of GT batters by manifold. We must mention that Dube’s innings had as many as five sixes. So, it was totally worth watching. Rachin played well. He scored 46 runs in just 20 balls.

In between, skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad’s chiseled 46 off 36 balls also was a significant contribution in another impactful batting performance by the team on a hard bouncy track that was on offer

Well, as we are talking about the “headline makers” of the day, how can we miss the bowlers? As usual, Rashid Khan made some amazing moments for us. He took two important wickets for his team and the wickets were Rachin & Dube. Sai Kishore, Mohit Sharma & Spencer Johnson also took each 1 wicket for GT.

On the other hand, the bowling department of the CSK is a collective effort. Deepak Chahar, Mustafizur Rahman & Tushar Deshpande took two wickets each for their team. Daryl Mitchell & Matheesa Pathirana took one each wicket as well.

CSK bowled just for 2 overs of spin. This is the lowest in the history of the stadium.

Who bagged the Player of the Match award?

Shivam Dube won the Player of the Match (POTM) title. We must admit that Shivam has started the game from the exact place he left in 2023. His fiery batting helped in crushing the GT bowlers and their confidence which landed in defeating the match. He literally smashed the bowlers and scored 51 out of 23 balls only which is not easy at all.

Final words:

Currently, CSK is holding the top position on the point table of the IPL 2024. CSK is holding the 1st position with two consecutive wins. CSK has the NRR (Net Run Rate) of +1.979 as well. On the other hand, after this match, GT is in the 6th position. They have won and lost 1 match each. GT has an NRR of -1.425. Keep enjoying the IPL 2024 & stay tuned with to get all the updates at the right time.