Currently, the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are locking horns with each other to lift the trophy in the final of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Hyderabad. After winning the toss, the MI skipper, Rohit Sharma decided to bat first in a tense game and they had a decent start to the innings.
The MI openers, Quinton de Kock and Rohit had a slow start as they scored just 10 runs in the first couple of over, but then De Kock decided to go all-out against Deepak Chahar in the third over by smashing as many as three sixes in the over. However, both the openers were soon dismissed in a matter of 4 balls leaving Mumbai at 45/2 before the powerplay got ended. After their dismissal, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav started building a partnership as they scored 37 runs for the third wicket before the latter getting dismissed by Imran Tahir in the 12th over.
Krunal Pandya came out to bat after that but, he also went back to the pavilion in the very next over of Shardul Thakur, owing to a mind-blowing catch by the bowler. Soon after that, Ishan also got out and then the onus was on Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. They added 39 runs for the 6th wicket as Hardik was dismissed by Chahar in the penultimate over. However, Pollard though held his nerves and slammed two boundaries in the last two balls of over to help MI reach the total of 149/8 in 20 overs.
During the chase, the CSK openers, Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson started slowly as they scored just 33 runs in the first 4 four overs as Faf was dismissed by Krunal Pandya. Raina and Watson started making a partnership as they added 37 runs for the second wicket before, Raina being dismissed by Rahul Chahar in the 10th over. Soon after that, from 70/2 in the 10th over, CSk was reduced to 82/4 in the 13th over as Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni in quick succession.
On the fourth ball of the 13th over, Dhoni was run-out owing to a brilliant throw by Kishan and MS had started walking off even before the third umpire pressed the button. The ball was bunted to a short fine where Malinga fired a throw at the bowler’s end. They chanced a second because the mid-off fielder Ishan was a touch wide, meanwhile, Watson and Dhoni were a tad too casual. Kishan moves to his left and hits directly at stumps on the bowler’s end. Dhoni was lost a split-second because he had to run around the bowler to get back into the crease and he was found millimeters behind the line.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
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