Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 Final on Sunday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The match which was scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST, gives CSK a chance for a record-equalling fifth title while GT can defend its title.
The Reserve Day came into affect after heavy rains washed out any possible play on Sunday.
The chase is about to resume. All bowlers can bowl a max. of three overs. The PowerPlay will be 4 overs.
15-overs, 171 to win. Match to start at 12:15 AM IST.
Another inspection will take placeat 11:30 PM IST.
The umpires walk out to conduct the inspection.
11:45 PM IST is the cut-off before we start losing overs.
An inspection of the pitch will take place at 10:45 PM IST.
Rain relents and the covers are coming off!
DLS targets for CSK: 66 in 5 overs, 123 in 10 overs, 171 in 15 overs.
How many overs are needed to constitute Duckworth-Lewis Stern method? A minimum of five overs of play in CSK’s chase is required to bring the DLS to play.
Rain stopped play with CSK at 4/0 in 0.3 overs in its 215-run chase against GT.
A drizzle has begun at the stadium as the Gujarat innings crosses the half-way mark.
Bright scenes in Ahmedabad as the players arrive at the ground.
Sunny scenes at the venue at the moment. An hour and a half to go for the toss.
Th weather remains positive for the day. It’s cloudy at 36° and the probability of thunderstorm goes down to 6%.
Ahmedabad Weather forecast for May 29: After a night of torrential rains, it’s bright and beaming at Motera on Monday. However, fans might be in for some trouble in the evening as the rains may play spoilsport yet again.
While there are no precipitation chances as yet according to Accuweather.com, a few thunderstorms are expected in Ahmedabad later in the evening.
OFFICIAL: Match moved to Reserve Day. Match officials hold a discussion with the coaches. Fleming and Nehra shake hands and the match is postponed to Monday evening.
It’s only drizzling at the moment and the super sopper is out to clear the field. A few groundsmen are out and about as well.
Umpires Nitin Menon and Rod Tucker say: The conditions were quite good, even after 3 hours of rain, we were quite hopeful but unfortunately, the rain came back again. 12:06 is the latest we can start and the groundsmen have an hour in hand to do the mop-up work. We were trying to push the game as deep as possible tonight but if it doesn’t stop till 11, we will have to come back tomorrow. It should be around 60 minutes for the groundsmen to get the ground ready for having a game.
The live visuals are depressing as the downpour continues.
Rain continues to pelt down and the ground has taken a massive beating.
We are officially crossing the cut-off time for a 20-over game. The weather forecast also suggests that we are likely to witness a washout tonight.
The players walk back to the dugout as the rain picks up once again.
Not sure for how long, but the rain has stopped again. Live visuals show the super soppers are out and about the field. The umpires are having a chat with the groundsmen. The covers are being removed.
Frustrating update: the rain has returned.
The rain has finally relented at Motera. Hopefully, that was the last spell of the night. We still have about 40 minutes to get the ground in readiness for a full match.
Heavy rain has returned, disrupting everyone involved once again.
The intensity of the rain has reduced to a drizzle and the super soppers are apparently out to clear the water. Specatators are rushing back to their seats.
The covers have been put on at the Narendra Modi Stadium with rain picking up in the city.
GT vs MI: What is the Ahmedabad weather update?
There is a faint scare for the fans in Ahmedabad. There is a 49 per cent chance of precipitation in Ahmedabad on Sunday as per Accuweather’s forecast. The forecast suggests chances of mild thunderstorms over the next few hours in the city.
What happens to the IPL final math if it rains?
Accoding to the official rules of IPL 2023, if any of the Final, the Eliminator, Qualifier 1 or Qualifier 2 matches are tied, or there is no result, the following shall apply:
- The relevant teams shall compete in a Super Over and if necessary further Super Overs to determine which team is the winner of the match in question
- The deadline to play a 20-over match is 9.35 PM IST. The deadline to start a 5-over-per-side game is 11.56 PM. If both are not possible, a Super Over is to be started by 12.06 AM.
- If the match starts today and cannot be completed, it will start tomorrow from the point where it stopped.
Is there a Reserve Day for the IPL 2023 final?
If the rain does not permit a Super Over tonight, a reserve day is in place for the IPL 2023 final on Monday.
What happens if conditions do not permit for a Super Over?
- If conditions do not permit a Super Over, or subsequent Super Overs within the time available to determine the winner, then the team which, at the end of the relevant regular Season, finished in the higher position in the League table will be deemed the winner of the relevant play-off .
This means that, in this match, if conditions do not permit any Super Over on both days, then the Gujarat Titans will win the title by virtue of finishing higher in the table.