Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - The IPL Pulse. For the umpteenth time in his career, Dhoni provided the finishing touches to a chase
For the umpteenth time in his career, Dhoni provided the finishing touches to a chase
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Monday, October 11
It was a throwback time for CSK and MS Dhoni's fans as the veteran provided the finishing touches to power his side to a memorable four-wicket victory over DC in the final over of Qualifier 1. The experienced campaigner smacked Tom Curran for three boundaries in the last over to seal the deal. Until then, Curran had a good day, having picked up a couple of wickets in his first three overs and also the scalp of Moeen Ali in the 20th over.
The platform for CSK's victory was laid out by Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad – both of them scored enterprising fifties.
Dhoni came out to bat ahead of Jadeja as CSK looked to chase down the target. Stephen Fleming explained the rationale behind the move: “It's not always right, it's not always wrong. It's trying to get a gut feel on where players could make maximum impact.”
Fleming also observed: “I tell you what when the captain gets that look in his eye and says ‘I'll go'…. there has been well documented times when he has done that. And today was one of that.”
Big business houses have shown interest in buying two new IPL teams. It is learnt that over a dozen parties have bought the sale of Invitation to Tender. The deadline for the sale of ITT documents ended on Sunday.
After two years of hurt, KKR finally have a chance at IPL glory. To be fair, they've earned a right to be in the Eliminator after leaving a lot to be desired during the Indian leg of the IPL 2021. Their opponents – Royal Challengers Bangalore – too have had their fair share of ups and downs. Who will come out on top in this eagerly-awaited contest?
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Virat Kohli @imVkohli Anddddd the king is back ❤️the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight. @msdhoni 06:18 PM • Oct 10, 2021