R Sai Kishore the bowling star for the champions as his 3 for 12 helps restrict Karnataka to 151 for 7
Tamil Nadu 153 for 6 (Jagadeesan 41, Shahrukh 33*, Cariappa 2-23) beat Karnataka 151 for 7 (Manohar 46, Dubey 33, Sai Kishore 3-12) by four wickets
With five needed off the last ball, Shahrukh picked up a full ball from left-arm seamer Prateek Jain and smote it over the square-leg boundary, powering Tamil Nadu to the title and underscoring his status as one of the best finishers in Indian domestic cricket.
Upon hitting the winning runs, Shahrukh swiped his bat and gloves away and sprinted off, towards square leg, until he was finally stopped in his tracks by his team-mates.
It was Sai Kishore who had set up the final beautifully for Tamil Nadu by bowling Rohan Kadam (0) and Manish Pandey (13) in the powerplay. The left-arm fingerspinner found grip and turn with his first ball to knock over Kadam before besting the Karnataka captain with the swinging arm ball. With T Natarajan recovering sufficiently from his knee injury to join the action, Sai Kishore slipped back into his new ball role and then came back to take out BR Sharath in the middle overs.
Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo