Mahendra Singh Dhoni completed it off in type for the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) as he remained unbeaten on 18 off simply six deliveries to steer the aspect to a report ninth IPL remaining.
Dhoni joined Moeen Ali at a vital second within the 173-run chase for the CSK in opposition to the Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1, with the aspect needing 24 off 11 deliveries. CSK had misplaced the wicket of Ruturaj Gaikwad (70), who had been key in steering the run-chase for the aspect till that time.
Nonetheless, the CSK captain adopted an aggressive strategy from the very begin, slamming Avesh Khan for a six over deep midwicket on his second supply earlier than returning to strike on the second ball of the ultimate over.
With 13 wanted in 5 balls, MS Dhoni struck Tom Curran for 2 successive fours, forcing the Englishman to alter his line. This resulted within the English bowler wandering off his size as he bowled a large.
Dhoni, broadly identified for his ending abilities, rolled again the years as he hit the successful runs for the Chennai Tremendous Kings.
On the fourth supply, with solely 4 wanted to win, Dhoni punished the slower supply exterior off with a colossal pull behind sq. to seal a remaining berth for the aspect.
This was Chennai Tremendous Kings’ ninth remaining look within the Indian Premier League, which is a report for many finals by a aspect within the event.
At 40, MS Dhoni, who has already retired from worldwide cricket, had been battling type all through the event. Nonetheless, on Sunday within the Qualifier 1, he pulled out a classic model of himself as he steered the aspect to victory.