After being blown away by Andre Russell in the first half of the match, CSK, courtesy Billings’ 21-ball half-century, chased down 203 to win by 5 wickets, with one ball to spare.
The match was in the balance at the start of the last over too, with CSK needing 17 runs. But Vinay Kumar’s first ball of the final over was a full toss (also called a No Ball for being above the waist), which was duly deposited into the stands by Dwayne Bravo. The second and third deliveries produced three runs, after which the bowler conceded an extra run through a wide.
Two singles later, the equation was reduced to 4 runs off the final two balls. Ravindra Jadeja deposited the fifth ball into the stands at long-on to spark off celebrations at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was the perfect homecoming for CSK.