IPL 2023 was one of the most memorable seasons in IPL history, with over 200 runs scored and more games going down to the wire than ever before. The Chennai Super Kings defeated the Gujarat Titans in the final to claim their fifth title.
The 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) has concluded after more than two months and 74 matches.
The cash-rich league’s 16th season was one of the most memorable because more 200-plus totals were scored and more games went down to the wire than ever before. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won their fifth title by defeating Gujarat Titans (GT) in a last-ball drama in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
It was either appropriate or ironic that a Gujarati assisted Chennai in defeating Gujarat in Gujarat. Ravindra Jadeja smashed a six and a four off the final two deliveries to lead the “Yellow Army” to a thrilling five-wicket win after the target was reduced from 215 runs in 15 overs to 171 runs in 15 overs.
When you look back at what transpired at the summit fight, you’ll notice that there were a number of firsts and records broken. For the first time, a well-known player also did something.
We look at all of these things in greater detail in the following statistics:
Both the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians have already won five championships.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni became the first player in IPL history to appear in 250 games.
Ambati Rayudu has now won as many IPL finals as Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.
B Sai Sudharsan’s 47-ball 96 is the third-highest individual score in an IPL final and the second-highest score by an Indian hitter without a cap in the IPL playoffs.
The 2023 championship game was only the second time in league history that it came down to the last ball. The first time this happened was in the first season of the IPL in 2008, when RR defeated CSK by three wickets.