Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a quickfire unbeaten 28 as Chennai Super Kings defeated the Mumbai Indians in a last ball thriller at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.
After being sent into bat by CSK skipper, Mukesh Choudhary got their side off to a fantastic start by sending back both Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan in the very first over.
Dewald Bravis (4) became Choudhary’s third victim, edging a slower delivery behind the stumps.
Suryakumar Yadav continued his good form, but eventually fell to Mitchell Santner for a quickfire 32.
Tilak Varma and Hrithik Shokeen anchored the innings with a solid 38 run stand for the fifth wicket before the latter (25) miscued a bouncer from Dwayne Bravo to Robin Uthappa at mid-off.
Kieron Pollard and Daniel Sams also departed cheaply, as MI slumped to 120/7.
However a quickfire unbeaten 35 run stand between Tilak Verma and Jaydev Unadkat helped Mumbai reach a competitive score of 155/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
For the Super Kings, Mukesh Choudhary ended up with figures of 3/19, while Bravo claimed 2 wickets.
Chasing 156, Chennai started disastrously by losing Ruturaj Gaikwad, caught at backward point for a golden duck.
Mitchell Santner who was promoted at No 3 departed cheaply, top edging a short delivery from Daniel Sams to Unadkat at mid on for 11.
Robin Uthappa along with Ambati Rayudu added 50 runs for the third wicket before the former was caught at deep backward square leg by Brevis off Unadkat for 30.
Sams pegged CSK back with wickets of Shivam Dube and Rayudu, leaving them in a spot of bother at 102/5.
Riley Meredith then got into the act by dismissing Ravindra Jadeja (3) with a slower delivery.
MS Dhoni and Dwaine Pretorius took the game deep and brought down the equation to 17 needed off the final over.
However Unadkat trapped Pretorius leg before wicket off the very first delivery.
Dhoni held his nerve and hammered the third and fourth delivery for a six and a four respectively.
With four needed off the final ball, the former CSK captain (28)* whipped the left arm fast bowler Unadkat past short fine leg for a boundary to give the Super Kings a famous win.