Dhoni virtually pulled off Chennai’s chase of 161 as he smashed 5 fours and 7 sixes in his 48-ball blitz best to peer his crew lose by way of one run in Bangalore within the Twenty20 match.
With protecting champions Chennai desiring 26 off the remaining over, Dhoni hit a 4 and 3 sixes however ignored the general ball from paceman Umesh Yadav and ran to get runs thru byes.
Bangalore wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, who top-scored with 53 in his crew’s 161-7, hit the stumps to expire Shardul Thakur as Virat Kohli’s facet controlled to win their 3rd recreation.
“A variety of feelings. We idea we have been remarkable with the ball until the 19th over mark. To be very truthful, that used to be the very last thing I might have anticipated,” stated a relieved Kohli.
“However anything else can occur within the recreation of cricket. MS (Dhoni) did what he does smartly and gave us a scare.”
The 37-year-old Dhoni, identified for his completing abilities, lifted his facet from a precarious 28-Four within the 6th over to carry them inside of touching distance of victory.
He constructed the most important partnerships together with a 55-run fifth-wicket stand with Ambati Rayudu, who made 29, to take a look at and calculate the chase.
“We did truly smartly to limit RCB beneath par. I feel it used to be extra of a calculation mistake that we misplaced wickets early on,” stated the skipper.
“T20 is all about taking dangers, however you’ll nonetheless calculate. Numerous barriers have been wanted, at the moment you’ll calculate, one run there, and two runs there and we simply misplaced by way of one run. However you’ll additionally say we ignored some barriers.”
South African paceman Dale Steyn did the early injury together with his dual moves to be on a hat-trick in the first actual over of the Chennai innings.
Steyn were given Australia’s Shane Watson stuck at slip for 5, at the 5th supply after which bowled Indian batsman Suresh Raina for nought. He returned figures of 2-29.