IPL 2023 Final | Noor Ahmed's Gritty Spell Brings GT Back In The Hunt
Noor ended his 3-over spell with 2/17 (AP Photo)
Gujarat Titans and Afghanistan's wily spinner Noor Ahmad has turned the tables with his magical spell of 2/17 in the curtained finale clash between Chennai and Gujarat at Ahmedabad. At one moment, CSK's openers were going gung-ho against the GT in the chase, but the young Chinaman not just put the lid on the run flow but tied the turns by removing both Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad in a single over.
Noor started his spell with a six-run over, where he didn't get scared of tossing the ball up against the two in-form CSK openers, resulting in making Gaikwad miscue a hoick to backward point and conned the Kiwi batter to chip a mistimed inside-out to long-off.
He didn't stop his roll there as even Chennai's spin-basher Shivam Dube struggled against the canny bowler and almost got stumped off his bowling.
At the moment, Chennai are struggling to meet the ends in the chase as they have lost three of their top-four batters, needing 53 off the last four overs in the chase of 171 runs.