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IPL2022 on 21-04-2022

Chennai super Kings (CSK) with a score of 156 runs for the loss of 7 wickets defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) who made a score of 155 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.

The CSK team was rescued in a ‘last-ball’ thriller by MS Dhoni. CSK team, the buttered fingered team, dropped 4 catches, but Dhoni managed to produce a vintage display with the bat and handed the MI team their 7th defeat in this IPL of 2022.

The CSK team needed 16 off the last 4 balls and Dhoni went 6, 4, 2, and 4. Dwaine Pretorius set the scene for the trademark finish of Dhoni by managing to clatter 22 runs off 14 balls, 2 of these runs were scored off Jasprit Bumrah.

Shokeen, Varma repair the innings of the MI team

Jadeja and Mitchell Santner slowed down Suryakumar with restrictive lines. Suryakumar was looking for some release and managed to slice a sweep to ‘deep square leg’ for 32 runs off 21 balls. In the 8th over, the MI team was 47 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Jadeja, Santner and Maheesh Theekshana of the CSK team were in control.

Hrithik Shokeen and Varma managed to steady the innings with a 5th wicket partnership of 38 runs. After 35 runs of a ‘run-a-ball Varma charged up the tempo and ended with 51 runs not out in 43 balls.

Comeback of Sam

Daniel Sams managed to markhis comeback as he managed to give up only 30 runs. He managed to strike in each of his fourover’s to dent the chase of the CSK team.

After snagging Santner and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the powerplay, Sams came back to remove Dube who was in-form and also the already set Ambati Rayudu. He had managed to rally the middle order of the CSK team with 40 runs off 35 balls and spliced Pollard.

The MI team hit 29 runs off the last 2 over’s.

Dhoni iced the chase

After Jadeja picked out long off, off the CSK team needed 50 runs off 26 balls. Pretorius introduced the fans of IPL to his ‘big hitting’ when he managed to belt Bumrah for 4 in the ‘V’ in front of wicket and again scooped him for 4 more in the other ‘V’.

At the start of the final over, he fell, but Dhoni managed to finish the job started by Pretorius. Dhoni crunched Unadkat over long-off for a 6 when he had missed his Yorker and bowled ‘half-volley’. The next ball was a slow bouncer. This was hauled over for a 4. Unadkat managed to nail a Yorker 5th ball. Dhoni managed to scamper for 2 runs. He missed the last ball Yorker marginally. This was enough as Dhoni shoveled this past short fine leg for a 4, which was the ‘winning’ 4.

Totally, Dhoni had managed to smash 105 runs in only 43 balls from Unadkat. He has been dismissed only once in T20.