Chennai beat Kolkata by 27 runs to win the final match of the Indian T20 League at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Put in to bat, Chennai scored 192/3 courtesy Faf du Plessis' 86 (59) and crucial cameos from Robin Uthappa 31 (15) and Moeen Ali 37 (20) at the end.
Chasing 193 for victory, Kolkata were off to a brisk start with Venkatesh Iyer 50 (32) and Shubman Gill 51 (43) putting on a crucial 91-run opening partnership. However, the rest of the batting lineup failed to provide any resistance as Kolkata kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Shardul Thakur was the pick of the Chennai bowlers ending with figures of 3/38 in four overs.
The victory over Kolkata in the final earned Chennai their fourth Indian T20 League title win, placing them below Mumbai (5) with the most title victories in Indian T20 League.
Here's how the match unfolded
Chennai win 4th Indian T20 League title!
Victory for Chennai. They win by 27 runs. What an incredible campaign this has been after the poor season last year. Hats off to MS Dhoni and Co. for turning it around in style. Truly deserving champions!
Chennai just 4 balls away from title!
31 off 4! Chennai have sealed this game. It's just about formalities now.
Mavi shows his class with the bat!
A couple of big hits from Mavi at the fag end to entertain the crowds. However, Kolkata have all but lost the match. Run-rate in excess of 24.
Kolkata 145/8 in 18 overs
Wicket! Morgan out for 4!
The final nail in the coffin as the out of form Morgan departs. Kolkata's hopes of winning have all but diminished. Chennai on the brink of yet another Indian T20 League title win!
Chennai 127/8 in 17 overs
Wicket! Tripathi goes for 2
Kolkata losing the plot here. Chennai are sensing a victory. The match has turned on its head in the last 5 overs.
Kolkata 125/7 in 16 overs
Required run-rate for in excess of 15 now!
Kolkata have found themselves in trouble now with run-rate in excess of 15! They need a few blows to get back into the match. Can captain Morgan be the man for them in the final? We'll know soon