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Devon Conway and Chennai Super Kings celebrate pulsating win in IPL 2023 final

In a nail-biting finish to the Indian Premier League T20 final, the Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious over the Gujarat Titans by just five wickets. The game was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, and Black Caps batter Devon Conway played a crucial role in the Chennai win, contributing 47 runs off 25 balls before being dismissed in the seventh over.

Despite Conway’s impressive performance, it was Ravindra Jadeja who ultimately secured the win for Chennai. With just two balls remaining, Jadeja hit a six and a four off Mohit Sharma’s bowling to run down Gujarat’s revised target of 171 runs. The victory gave Chennai their fifth IPL title, equalling the record held by the Mumbai Indians.

The final was not without its challenges, with rain halting Chennai’s chase for nearly two-and-a-half hours and reducing their target to 171 in 15 overs. Gujarat had earlier posted a formidable total of 214-4, featuring 96 by Sai Sudharsan, the highest ever total in an IPL final.

Chennai’s veteran captain MS Dhoni was squeezed by medium-pacer Sharma in the last over, leaving the team needing 10 runs off the last two balls. But Sharma got his length wrong, and Jadeja seized the opportunity to hit a six and a four, sparking wild celebrations both on and off the field.

Retiring batter Ambati Rayudu also claiming his sixth IPL title in Chennai’s victory and tying with Rohit Sharma as the league’s most successful players. Despite the challenges posed by the weather and the opposition, Chennai’s players and fans alike will no doubt be celebrating this hard-fought win for some time to come.

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