Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) played an excellent inning of 75 not out in 46 balls against Rajasthan Royals bowling at the difficult pitch of Chepauk. Thanks to this innings of Dhoni, in the IPL match (IPL 2019), Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight runs and won the third consecutive win.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again played the role of a troubleshooter and brought the team to 175 for five wickets. In reply, the Royals’ team could only score 167 runs in eight wickets, and it was their third consecutive defeat.
Here was a turning pitch in the last match, but in this match, it proved to be a different challenge for the batsman. In the beginning, this helped the fast bowlers
Dhoni’s spectacular inning:-
Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 28 runs in the last over of Jaydev Unadkat, which was the third most expensive over of the history of the IPL. Chennai scored 60 runs in the last three overs. Dhoni hit four fours and four sixes in his innings and all sixes in the last over of Unadkat. Earlier, Suresh Raina (36) and Dhoni shared 61 runs for the fourth wicket. Dhoni also added 56 runs with West Indies Dwayne Bravo.
There was a lot of reactions from the Cricket world on the glorious innings of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Cricket legends gave Dhoni a salute in his own style.
Match reversed after first inning’s 10th over
Let’s say that the trio of fast bowlers of Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, and Ben Stokes have disciplined bowling. They dismissed Chennai’s top three batsmen with just 29 runs in the Powerplay. After this, Dhoni and Raina came to the crease. Both of them kept moving ahead with good runs.
Chennai’s score was just 55 runs in 10 overs and seven were hit. After that Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni opened their hands and pulled the team out of the crisis.
Imran Tahir, Purple Cap Holder: I am feeling great, I am very proud. There was dew in the ground; I tried to use my experience but the ball was really wet. I am very happy this is always the nerves. In the First match, I dropped a catch, so I did not want to repeat the mistake. Every catch is a difficult one. This is my passion and respect for the game. I do not want to take anything. Whenever I am playing, I try to contribute to my team.