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Watch: Ravindra Jadeja hits last-ball four, clinches fifth title for CSK in nerve jangling finish

Watch: Ravindra Jadeja Hits Last-Ball Four, Clinches Fifth Title For CSK In Nerve Jangling Finish
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Ravindra Jadeja hit a four on the final ball of the IPL 2023 final to give Chennai Super Kings their fifth final in a dramatic finish to the heavily rain-affected match.

Chennai needed 13 off the final over with Mohit Sharma set to bowl. Shivam Dube, on 30 off 18, was on strike for the first ball of the over and faced a perfect yorker first up, which he played for a dot. He took a single off the following ball to put Jadeja on strike.

The pressure mounted as Jadeja only managed a single off the third ball, taking the equation to 11 off three. Another single off the fourth delivery followed, with Mohit dealing with yorkers. Jadeja was once again back on strike for the final two deliveries. By this point, CSK needed 10 off the final two balls and boundaries were now a necessity.


Under immense pressure and only having faced four balls in his innings, Jadeja muscled the penultimate delivery away for six. Mohit missed his yorker by a fraction and the left-hander was able to get enough elevation on his shot down the ground for six.

With one ball left for Mohit to bowl and the tournament on the line, Jadeja lined up for the final winner-takes-all delivery. Three runs would take the game to a super over, while another boundary would give CSK the title.

Mohit bowled a wide full toss down the leg side on Jadeja’s pads. Jadeja managed to get enough bat on it to tickle it fine, evading the short fine leg and down to the boundary for four.

It was a dramatic end to the match which had been delayed for over two hours following yesterday’s washout and was still going approaching 2 am in Ahmedabad. CSK’s title is their fifth, having most recently won the trophy in 2021 before Gujarat Titans won in their inaugural season last year.

Watch: Ravindra Jadeja hits last-ball four, clinches fifth title for CSK in nerve-jangling finish

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