Dhoni’s unbeaten 79 went in vain as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) edged Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by four runs in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) clash in Mohali on Sunday.
In a pulsating encounter, Dhoni was ably supported by Ambati Rayudu (49) in the middle overs. Dhoni stole the show with his batting prowess as he hit six fours and five sixes in his 44-ball 79.
Andrew Tye took two wickets for Punjab but was expensive as he conceded 47 runs while Punjab skipper R Ashwin took a wicket giving away 32 runs in his four overs.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) posted 197/7 in their 20 overs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Sunday.
Riding on Chris Gayle’s 63 off 33 balls, Punjab looked on course for a huge total. However, Imran Tahir’s back-to-back wickets pegged the batting side.
Both KL Rahul (37) and Gayle stitched a 96-run first wicket partnership. Mayank Agarwal (30) and Karun Nair (29) played crucial knocks in the middle to ensure Punjab reached a decent total. Shardul Thakur (2/33) took two wickets while Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo shared a wicket each.
When and Where to Watch: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
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