IPL 2013: Ravindra Jadeja pulls off last-ball win for Chennai over Bangalore

The gamechanger in the end was Dhoni-Jadeja partnership of 59 from 5.5 overs after having been reduced to 78/4. Jadeja got 38* off 20 balls while Dhoni scored 33 off 23.

updated: April 14, 2013 00:54 IST
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Chennai: A Ravindra Jadeja and Chris Morris driven show with cameos from Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath and Mahendra Singh Dhoni outclassed a fine display of batsmanship by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in a classic thriller at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday evening (April 13). It ensured that the sea of yellow got to see what they have got used to: a home team victory. (Related read: I am not 'Sir' Ravindra Jadeja, says the man himself)

Needing 16 runs to win off the last over, Jadeja hit Rudra Pratap Singh for 11 runs in the first three balls. Morris then reduced the equation to two runs needed off one ball before Jadeja edged an overstepped delivery from RP Singh straight to the throat of Rampaul at third-man. Amidst confusion, drama, ecstasy and disappointment, Chennai romped home by four wickets with a ball to spare.

Deciding to field first, Chennai had restricted Bangalore to 165 for 6 and it was just enough to produce one more cliffhanger in the sixth edition of the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013. (Photo gallery: How the thriller unfolded)

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