Shane Warne’s wizardry led the Rajasthan Royals to the inaugural IPL title.
Warne’s captaincy has been exemplary throughout the tournament, and he again guided his team to victory – this time over the Chennai Super Kings by three wickets.
Sohail Tanvir stole a single off the final ball of the match and this was a fitting end to a thrilling encounter. The Super Kings set the Royals a moderate target of 164 on a bouncy wicket thanks to Suresh Raina’s 43, but this proved insufficient to claim the title.
Yusuf Pathan had earlier taken three wickets and he also spear-headed the run chase with 56 off 39 balls, while Albie Morkel was the pick of Chennai’s bowlers as he claimed 2-25.
Chennai Super Kings 163-5 in 20 overs (Suresh Raina 43, Yusuf Pathan 3-22)
Rajasthan Royals 164-7 in 20 overs (Pathan 56, Albie Morkel 2-25)
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