Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a pivotal role in guiding the home team to a challenging 131/4 at the Chepauk Stadium on Tuesday in the IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians. However, en route to his 29-ball 37 knocks, he survived a Jasprit Bumrah scare with a lucky escape in the final over of CSK’s innings.
Bumrah was back for his last over with Dhoni on strike. He went in with a pacy, fullish delivery on the off stump as Dhoni got under in a bid to find the long-on boundary. But the bat slipped off his hand while the ball was sliced off to Ishan Kishan at the backward point who completed a wonderful catch. Chepauk posed a pin-drop silence as Mumbai Indians celebrated the big wicket. However, all was cut short when the giant screen showed that Bumrah.
Dhoni joined the crease to add five more runs to the scoreboard as CSK finished with 131/4 in 20 overs.
Well, with his yet another unbeaten knock at Chepauk on Tuesday, Dhoni managed to maintain his unbroken run at the venue in IPL 2019, scoring a total of 193 runs.
Talking about the match, CSK started off on the wrong foot losing three quick wickets inside the powerplays. Murali Vijay looked to revive the hosts, but Rahul Chahar delivered a beauty to get rid of the batsman. Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu then motored a 66-run stand off 48 deliveries to take CSK to a challenging total where the latter carved out 42 off 37 runs.
CSK have lost both the matches to MI this season with the visitors being the only team to defeat the Yellow Brigade at home this season.
— Cricket Chamber (@cricketchamber) May 7, 2019