MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu controlled the game at critical situation.
The term ‘finisher’ has gained unparalleled importance since the turn of the century. These days, games are decided by extremely fine margins and thus, a batsman capable of withstanding pressure to guide the team home becomes invaluable. Over the years, there have been several finishers who have stepped onto the cricket field.
#RRvCSK Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The name itself has something that any crowd of any stadium starts chanting “MSD,MSD” when he comes to bat. The only consistent player of CSK for this season so far !! You may hate him but you can’t undermine his achievement or his ability.
Well done @ChennaiIPL, peach of a chase!!! And the man of steel, @msdhoni does it again and becomes the only captain to win 100 #IPL matches, a tremendous achievement. #CSK mastered the art of winning. Glaring errors from the @ICC elite umpires continues to mar the game #CSKvRR.
The defending champion needed three off that last ball, when Santner, playing only his second match of the season, lofted Ben Stokes over long on for a six. The final over, from which Chennai required 18, also saw some controversy with the CSK captain M.S. Dhoni walking into the field to have a word with the umpires over a no-ball.
The night, however, was a special one for Dhoni in many ways. He made 58 and added 95 for the fifth wicket with Ambati Rayudu (57) – a partnership that would prove the match-winning one in the end.
A Full Drama that CSK win over RR, with chase that makes victory.
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19.1 Six! WHAT HAS HAPPENED THERE!? Jadeja falls over trying to hit Stokes out of the ground, managing to get enough bat on it to sail back over Stokes head for six. What a start to the over for CSK!.
19.2 B Stokes to R Jadeja, 2 runs, no-ball.
19.2 B Stokes to MS Dhoni, two runs, 115.6 km/h short length just outside off stump.
19.3 B Stokes to MS Dhoni, WICKET!!! MS Dhoni is out b Ben Stokes, 150.1 km/h full length on middle stump.
19.4 B Stokes to M Santner, two runs.
19.5 B Stokes to M Santner, two runs, 105.0 km/h good length outside off stump..
19.6 B Stokes to M Santner, SIX, 113.0 km/h full length outside off stump.
This last ball makes gigantic difference in CSK fans.
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