Head Online Desk : BCCI Plants 42000 Saplings : The playoffs stage of the 16th season of IPL has started. Qualifier 1 was played on Tuesday (23rd). The eliminator match will be played today, Wednesday (24th). Chennai Super Kings entered the final for the 10th time after defeating defending champions Gujarat Titans (CSK vs GT Qualifier 1) by 15 runs in Qualifier 1 played at Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. After scoring 172 for seven wickets, CSK bowled out Gujarat Titans for 157 runs in 20 overs.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that BCCI has made a big change since this match. Spectators could see a tree instead of a dot ball on the scoreboard. What exactly does it mean to show trees? This question was asked by every audience. When informed about this, it is understood that BCCI is going to plant trees for every dot ball bowled in the IPL playoff matches. The Tata Group and BCCI will plant 500 trees for every dot ball played in the Indian Premier League play-offs.
84 dot balls in Qualifier-1 (BCCI Plants 42000 Saplings)
In the CSK vs Gujarat Titans match, the bowlers bowled a total of 84 dot balls. Now, BCCI is going to plant a total of 42,000 trees according to the dot ball in this one match. Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings bowled the highest 12 dot balls in the match. Tushar Deshpande’s 11 balls were dot.
BCCI Secretary Jai Shah gave this information through a tweet on Wednesday. Jay Shah tweeted, ‘Proud to partner with Tata Group to plant 500 trees for every dot ball in IPL playoffs. GT vs CSK in Qualifier 1 got 42,000 trees as 84 dot balls fell. Who says T20 is a batting game? The game is also for the bowlers and it is in your hands.’
We are proud to partner @TataCompanies in planting 500 saplings for each dot ball in the @IPL playoffs. Qualifier 1 #GTvsCSK got 42,000 saplings, thanks to 84 dot balls.
Who says T20 is a batter’s game? Bowlers’ it’s all in your hands #TATAIPLGreenDots 🌳 🌳 🌳
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) May 24, 2023
Chennai in the final
Rituraj Gaikwad’s half-century followed by a scintillating performance by the bowlers sent Dhoni’s CSK into the final with a bang with a 15-run win over defending champions Gujarat Titans in the first qualifier of the IPL on Tuesday. All eyes are now on whether Dhoni’s team will win the title for the fifth time or not. Gaikwad’s 44-ball 60 saw Chennai post 172 for seven, including Gujarat Titans’ 157 off the last ball, and book their ticket to the finals for the 10th time.
Hardik’s Gujarat team will now take on the winner of the eliminator match between Lucknow Supergiants and Mumbai Indians to be played on Wednesday in the second qualifier. Shubman Gill contributed the highest score of 42 runs for Gujarat Titans. Rashid Khan scored 30 runs in the last over with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes in 16 balls. But after his dismissal, CSK sealed their victory.
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