IPL Final: Chennai Super Kings win fifth IPL title

CSK won by 5 wickets; equals Mumbai Indians' record of 5 IPL titles

CSK win IPL title Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni before the IPL 2023 cricket match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad | PTI

Chennai Super Kings won the fifth IPL title defeating Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets. CSK had to chase a revised target of 171 runs and Ravindra Jadeja hit a four off the last ball which sealed the win for CSK.

Chennai Super Kings now equals Mumbai Indians' record of five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles. Put into bat, Gujarat racked up 214-4 after their number three batter Sai Sudharsan capitalised on a strong start and smashed an incendiary 96 off 47 balls that included six sixes.

B Sai Sudharsan did a fine job to take his team to a daunting total with Shubman Gill (39), Wriddhiman Saha (54) and Hardik Pandya (21 not out) chipping in with vital contributions.

Chasing 215 to win, Chennai Super Kings were 4/0 in 0.3 overs as the second innings began slightly late due to mid-innings show here at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

However, a mere three balls into the second innings with CSK openers Devon Conway (0 not out) and Ruturaj Gaekwad (4 not out), the heavens opened up again.

Chasing a revised target of 171 from 15 overs after a lengthy rain interruption, Chennai survived intense drama before Ravindra Jadeja sealed victory under the Duckworth-Lewis method hitting the last ball for a four.

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