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In a nail-biting final, Jadeja’s fourth-ball four secures CSK’s fifth championship

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Gujarat Titans were 214 for 4 (Sudharsan 96, Saha 54) when Chennai Super Kings (171 for 5 in 15 overs; Conway 47; Dube 32*; Mohit 3-36) defeated them by five wickets using the DLS method.

On the third day of a T20 match, at 1.35 am, Chennai Super Kings won their sixth IPL championship to tie Mumbai Indians for first place.

When Ravindra Jadeja hit the final two balls of an incredible, wild, unbelievable race for boundaries, he broke the hushed silence created by thousands of spectators. One directly ahead of him. the other in back.

14 off one was subtracted from a 171 off 15 over equation. With 11 off 3, Mohit Sharma made it even more difficult. 13 balls had passed without a boundary for CSK. However, they had dropped two wickets. For a duck, one of them was MS Dhoni.

That appeared to be his final performance on a cricket field. He’ll turn 42 soon. At his advanced age, he claimed that training for the IPL had “heavy toll”. Ahmedabad breached the sound barrier as he entered. The crowd was devastated as he left.

However, a short while later, they watched as their idol walked up to the platform and accepted his sixth IPL trophy as they endured the rain and arduous travel to and from the stadium. Once the winning runs were scored, Dhoni burst into Jadeja’s arms in a rare display of emotion. So much to him did it mean.

However, none of this would have been possible without Ambati Rayudu’s influence. This will be his final IPL game, he tweeted. The ESPNcricinfo forecaster had given CSK only a 35% probability of winning when he left. He hit Mohit for 6, 4, and 6, turning his squad into 93% favorites after those three hits.

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On May 28, the IPL final began. Due to rain, no balls were bowled. Later, it was moved to May 29. Another weather-related interruption resulted in the bowling of 210 balls taking six hours.

B The final was transformed into a spectacle by Sai Sudharsan. When he scored 96 runs off 47 balls, the 21-year-old Chennai native gave his hometown team a fight for their money. Mohit persevered throughout. After Rayudu’s assault, he returned and took two wickets in two balls.

Later, while under the most pressure a player can experience—bowling the final over with the IPL championship on his shoulders—he delivered three flawless off-stump yorkers that were unhittable.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway had once again forged a potent opening duo, supporting Super Kings. But after four overs, when the field had spread, they discovered that the going was harder. in particular against Noor Ahmad. In a spell of 3-0-17-2, the left arm wristspinner, age 18, did not give up a single boundary. However, his teammate from Afghanistan was severely injured.

Rashid Khan was ready to successfully complete his spell. In his final over, the first four balls only produced three runs. The remainder chose 12. Shivam Dube successfully caught the thrown-up balls he was after and hit both of them for sixes.

Between the 12th and 13th overs, CSK had to score 6, 6, 6, 4, 6 runs to win the match. Up until that five-ball sequence, they were down. Imagine that you are currently the Titans. Their destiny was ultimately decided by those five balls, followed by the final two.

Finally, they roar for Jadeja.

Jadeja had a strike rate of 149.47 between overs 15 and 20 at the conclusion of the league stage. Of the 14 finishers who have faced at least 75 balls in this phase, that is the lowest score. Axar Patel, who is vying for a spot in the Indian T20 cricket team, was ahead at 175.05.

And to make matters worse, the audience would cheer in unison for the incoming batter each time he fell. Dhoni. The Chepauk DJ played a song called Mannippaya in response the next time he stepped out to the middle, which in Tamil translates to “will you forgive me?” It got to the point that he rounded on the supporters, obviously in fun.

In the championship, Jadeja only faced six balls. He merely spent 13 seconds at the crease. Up until the penultimate ball of his stint, there had been no boundaries struck. After Mohit blasted a yorker that came up just short, the final ball—another effort at a yorker that turned into a low full toss—was flicked past the left of short fine.

Chennai would have made a unified roar. Jadeja this time, please.

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