The Chennai Super Kings pulled off an amazing run chase to seal a five wicket victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high scoring shoot out at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Faced with a victory target of 206, the Super Kings looked dead and buried but an unbelievable seven balls innings from Albie Morkel brought the champions back into the game.
The South African smashed 28 runs during the penultimate over to set up a wild final over which saw Vinay Kumar dismiss Morkel before bowling a no ball and conceding a boundary off the final ball of the game to spark wild celebrations.
Meanwhile, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Shaun Marsh were the architects of a comfortable win for Kings XI Punjab, their first this IPL after a poor start to the season.
Mascarenhas picked up his second five-for in Twenty20 cricket, in conditions perfectly suited to his accuracy and medium pace.
His performance helped bowl out the Pune Warriors for just 115 on a slow track, and Shaun Marsh ensured the chase was on track with a composed half-century that marked his own return to form.