CSK beat RCB by 4 wkts in thrilling finish

Chennai: Ravindra Jadeja struck an unbeaten 20-ball 38 while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also chipped in with useful contribution as Chennai Super Kings pulled off a nail-biting four-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling Pepsi Indian Premier League match, here on Saturday.

In a contest which saw fortunes fluctuating from one team to another till the very end, Chennai chased down the 166-run target on the final ball of the last over bowled by R P Singh, leaving the packed MA Chidambaram stadium gasping for more.

With 16 runs required off six balls, Jadeja hit the first ball for a four followed by a huge six over long-on to bring down the equation to six needed off four.

After Jadeja picked up single off the next, Morris got two and then a single off the next to make it two off the final delivery.

Jadeja edged the ball straight to third man as he tried to cut where an alert RCB skipper Virat Kohli completed a clean catch but the visitors' joy remained short-lived after umpire signalled it a no-ball.

Chennai got a run for the overstepping and another one for the single they snatched as the catch was taken, thus resulting in their sensational win over 'Southern' rivals.

Rampaul had struck two crucial blows in the 19th over to make the life difficult for CSK batsmen but Jadeja had other ideas as he again proved his million-dollar worth for the two-time champions.

Earlier, Kohli and AB de Villiers struck fine half centuries and shared 82-run stand between them to help Royal Challengers Bangalore post 165 for six.

De Villiers blazed his way to a 32-ball 64, laced with eight fours and one six, while Kohli cashed on a dropped chance and caught-behind appeal to score 47-ball 58 as the visitors put up a sizeable total after invited to bat.