Super win for Super Kings

Jadeja hits last ball for four to complete chase of 206

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Super win for Super Kings

Francois Du Plessis: Chennai batsman hit 71 off 46 balls

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Ravindra Jadeja clinched a thrilling final-ball victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore as Chennai Super Kings pulled off the second highest Indian Premier League run chase.

Jadeja, needing two runs to win off the only ball he faced, edged Vinay Kumar for four to take the home side past the Challengers' total of 205-8, a feat which had looked unlikely until Albie Morkel strode to the crease.

The South African blasted 28, including three sixes, off the penultimate over before Dwayne Bravo took up the challenge after his departure to add 11 in four balls to set the stage for Jadeja.

A belligerent 68 from opener Chris Gayle looked to have put the visitors firmly in the driving seat with the West Indies powerhouse smashing six sixes, including two from the first two balls of Suresh Raina's first over, as he raced to a 27-ball 50.

However, the Super Kings, who took five wickets in six balls at the death, responded well despite Muttiah Muralitharan's three-wicket haul, and 71 off 46 balls from Francois Du Plessis paved the way for the late heroics as they reached 208-5.

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