After an impressive half-century of opener Faf du Plessis (54) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 37 not out, with the accurate performance of the bowlers, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs on Saturday to win the top spot in the table.
In the 13th over of the match, Kings XI Punjab’s Rahul tried to steal a single run. Ravindra Jadeja was bowling at that time. On his fourth ball, Rahul flicks the ball. The ball collided with the stump but the Bail did not fall. In the replays, it was clear that Rahul was out of the crease and the ball touched the stumps. Light also burned at that time, but the Bails did not fall, and Rahul got a lifeline on 41’s score.
Let us know that this was the beginning of the tournament at the start of the tournament when there was a match between Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals. Chennai started off well and in three overs, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu reached the pavilion.
Now all eyes were on Dhoni that he would remove the team from the crisis. In the sixth over, Dhoni defended a ball from Jopra Archer, but the ball hit the rolling stumps, but the Bail did not fall. Dhoni got this huge lifeline.
Dhoni’s credit for the win was given to Harbhajan
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni felicitated India’s spinner Harbhajan, Harbhajan Singh after his 22-run victory over Kings XI Punjab on Saturday (April 6th). Captain Dhoni praised the bowlers and said, “Bhajji picked a wicket so that we did not get a chance to return to the match or 160 runs was not enough. All spin bowlers have done fantastic bowling in the match. It was not a special wicket but in the second half, the wicket got very good. ”
“It was very crucial for Harbhajan Singh to remain in the match. Just off-spinners can create troubles for Chris Gayle. In the end overs, other bowlers also bowled very well. It is important that they start well because they have to bowl in a powerplay. ”
On Chris Gayle’s early dismissal, Dhoni said, “We quickly dismissed the best batsman of the world. If he was batting then the score of 200 runs would have been less. “