The highly-anticipated final of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) faced a setback as persistent heavy rain forced the match to be rescheduled to the reserve day. This is the first time in IPL history that a final has been moved to a reserve day.
Rain Interruptions and Reduction in Overs
If rain interrupts any delay beyond 9.40 pm, it will lead to a reduction in overs. The cut-off time for the match to begin was 9:35 pm, but with the relentless rain persisting, the start of the game seemed unlikely on May 28, and the on-field umpire called it off.
Rain Scenarios and Potential Champions
- If rain arrives during the first inning and lasts for a significant duration, the number of overs will be reduced to allow both sides to bat.
- If the first inning is completed without interruptions but rain completely washes out the second inning, Gujarat will be declared the winner.
- If the first inning is played and rain interrupts after five overs of the second inning, the Duckworth-Lewis rule will be implemented.
- If the match is decided by the Duckworth-Lewis rules but it is still not possible to continue playing, Gujarat will win the title.
The IPL 2023 Final between CSK and GT faced a delay due to heavy rain and has been rescheduled to the reserve day. The teams and fans eagerly await the final outcome, keeping in mind the various rain scenarios and potential champions determined by the Duckworth-Lewis method.
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