Currently, the table toppers, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) are locking horns with each other in the 25th match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After winning the toss, the CSK skipper, MS Dhoni decided to bowl first on a tricky looking Jaipur track. However, RR openers, Ajinkya Rahane, and Jos Buttler gave a much-needed start to the hosts.
Both the RR openers added as many as 31 runs for the first wicket off just 17 balls before Rahane getting out in the 3rd over by Deepak Chahar in a forced DRS call. In the very next over, Shardul Thakur got the wicket of Buttler as well after getting smashed for three consecutive boundaries. In the final powerplay over, Mitchell Santner dismissed the comeback man Sanju Samson owing to a juggling catch by Dhruv Shorey.
Despite those crumbling of wickets, Rajasthan managed to reach the total of 151/7 owing to some late fireworks from Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, and Ben Stokes. CSK bowlers gave away 34 runs in the last three overs picking just one wicket and 18 of them came in the final over itself bowled by Thakur.
During the chase, Shane Watson was cleaned up by a brilliant delivery by Dhawal Kulkarni in the first over itself. Even Suresh Raina got out in the 2nd over of the game itself owing to a brilliant direct hit by Jofra Archer. After his dismissal, Unadkat sent back Faf du Plessis in the 4th over followed by Archer getting Jadhav in the 6th over the with the help of flying Stokes.
CSK was reeling at 24/4 after the first 6 overs and then came out MS Dhoni, who along with Amabti Rayudu added as many as 95 runs for the 5th wicket before Rayudu getting out in the 18th over after scoring a 50. After his wicket, CSK needed 18 runs in the final over.
The final over started with Ravindra Jadeja smashing Stokes for a six and surprisingly after hitting the six both the batsman and the bowler fell on the ground. The equation was then CSK needed 8 off 4 balls and Dhoni was then cleaned up by the bowler with a fiery yorker then, CSk needed 8 off the 3 balls.
Here is the video of Jadeja’s six:
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The drama started then as the on the 4th ball, the on-field umpire almost gave it a waist height no-ball but the leg umpire didn’t approve it and that irked Dhoni, who was standing outside the boundary ropes. Dhoni started walking on the field to argue with the umpires, but no result as umpires gave it a normal ball, but there are certain chances that he will receive sanctions for the same. However, the game ended in CSK’s favor as Mitchell Santner smashed a six on the final ball.
Here is the video of Dhoni losing his cool:
Dhoni lost his cool…!!https://t.co/qJtNb0T5Fc
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) April 12, 2019