In the opening match of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat first, with Ruturaj Gaikwad scoring an impressive 92 off 50 balls. However, Gujarat Titans managed to limit Chennai Super Kings to 178 for seven. In response, Shubman Gill scored a brilliant half-century, with Wriddhiman Saha contributing a quick 25 off 16 balls. Titans won the match in 19.2 overs, with Rashid Khan scoring a crucial 10 not out off three balls. Kane Williamson was injured while fielding and had to leave the field.