Gujarat Titans clinched a top-two finish with a seven-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai. With figures of 4-0-19-2, Mohammed Shami established the tone for the triumph, before Wriddhiman Saha (67* off 57) helped the team clinch the game with five balls to spare in pursuit of 133. CSK, who have one more game left in the season, have lost their ninth game and are now in ninth place, one spot ahead of Mumbai Indians.

CSK elected to bat first and were dealt a blow early on when Shami dismissed Devon Conway for only eight runs in the third over. CSK scored only 15 in the first four overs, thanks to Shami and Hardik Pandya, who bowled two overs and gave away nothing. CSK didn’t put any pressure on GT until the fifth over.

R Sai Kishore struck out Moeen in the ninth inning for 21 runs, making Gaikwad and N Jagadeesan struggle to get going. As CSK began to lose ground, just two boundaries were scored between overs 10 and 14. Gaikwad, who scored 53 off 49 balls, reached his half-century in the 15th over, before Jagadeesan hit a four and a six to enable the team reach 109 for 2 in 15 overs.

To put the brakes on the CSK innings, Rashid removed Gaikwad in the 16th over and Alzarri Joseph bounced out Shivam Dube in the 17th. CSK failed to score a single boundary between overs 16 and 20, and were forced to settle with a below-par total.

In the first seven overs, Shubman Gill and Saha put up 59 for the first wicket, laying the foundation for the chase. Gill was bowled for 18 off 17 by Matheesha Pathirana, but Saha’s attack from the other end ensured GT didn’t feel the sting. As GT dropped to 100 for 3 in 13.1 overs, Matthew Wade hit 20 off 15 but fell to Moeen in the 12th over, while Pandya only managed seven.