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IPL 2023 Final: Rain delay positively gave CSK the profit, says Tom Moody after last-ball win vs GT

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By India Today Sports Desk: Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody talked about the rain delay inside the IPL 2023 Final positively gave Chennai Super Kings the profit. CSK beat Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets to win their fifth IPL title.

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Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Moody talked about the rain delay gave CSK the profit given that DLS approach favours the chasing side. CSK chased down their revised objective of 171 runs in 15 overs to win the IPL 2023 title.

“That rain delay definitely gave CSK the advantage. Therefore, the toss, and batting second, played out in their favor. To me, the total they had to chase with a reduced number of overs was more favorable than the total that they actually would have had to chase if it was a full game,” talked about Moody.

He went on to say that GT spinner Rashid Khan was inconsistent alongside along with his lengths, whereas hailing fellow Afghan spinner Noor Ahmad for his efforts with the ball. Rashid conceded 44 runs with out selecting any wickets, whereas Ahmad claimed two wickets whereas giving away 17 runs in three overs.

“I don’t think Rashid Khan was consistent with his lengths. He was either too short or too full. His partner-in-crime, Noor Ahmad, had the complete opposite experience, and he bowled beautifully. I am sure when Rashid looks back on this game, he would see that he didn’t have the consistency which makes him so difficult to face,” Moody added.

Moody talked about Rashid didn’t make an have an effect on in a large recreation, together with that he made the job less complicated for CSK to win the match. GT scored 214 for 4 inside the first innings, nonetheless, a rain delay compelled the objective to be revised to 171 runs, which CSK chased down inside the final ball of the game.

“The huge story can be Rashid Khan. In a large match, a final recreation, the place loads hinged on him, went for heaps. Made no have an effect on the least bit. In reality, was one among many bowlers who made the job less complicated for CSK,” talked about Moody.

With their IPL 2023 triumph, CSK have joined Mumbai Indians to become the joint-most worthwhile sides inside the opponents with 5 titles each.