CSK vs GT Ahmedabad weather updates, IPL Final, May 29: MS Dhoni opts to bowl with probability of rain later in the evening

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 Final on Monday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

7:00 PM – Weather update

The rain gods have shown mercy—at least for now—as MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to field. “There is still a chance of rain. So we would want to bowl first,” the CSK skipper said. Follow the match live here.

2:42 PM – Weather update

Weather remains positive for the day. It’s cloudy at 36° and the probability of thunderstorm goes down to 6%.

1:20 PM – Weather update

Our reporter N. Sudarshan says it’s bright and sunny at the moment in Ahmedabad. The picture looks promising too.

Ahmedabad at 1.20 PM on May 29.

Ahmedabad at 1.20 PM on May 29.
| Photo Credit:
N. Sudarshan


Ahmedabad at 1.20 PM on May 29.
| Photo Credit:
N. Sudarshan

1:00 PM – Weather Update

Partly sunny. A slight wind starting to pick up too. The probability of rain remains at 40%.

12:00 PM – Weather Update

Sunny with current temperature at 33°. Rain expected in parts in the afternoon.

11:00 AM – Weather Update

Increasing cloudiness. Chances of thunderstorm at 24%.

10:00 AM – Weather Update

Clear and sunny with temperature hovering around 30°. Humidity at 58% and probability of rain remains 40%.

08:00 AM – Weather Update

28° at the moment. Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms expected in spots this afternoon. Probability of rain is 40%.

The final, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 28, was postponed by a day after rain did not allow play.

On Sunday, dark clouds started hovering around the arena an hour-and-a-half before the scheduled match start time of 7.30 p.m. And within 30 minutes, fans who had nearly filled three-fourths of the humongous stadium were searching for cover.

The downpour, accompanied by strong winds, relented around 9 p.m., and much to the supporters’ joy, covers went off and players trooped on to the turf for their warm-ups.

But their hopes were quickly dashed as the heavens opened up again and the rain continued intermittently into the night, turning vast swathes of ground into miniature pools.

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 same conditions apply on the reserve day as on the day the final was originially scheduled.
  • 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.

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 .


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