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WATCH | MS Dhoni smashes Hardik Pandya for three consecutive sixes in MI vs CSK clash

MI vs CSK IPL 2024: Shivam Dube and Ruturaj Gaikwad produced big fifties to keep Chennai Super Kings on track for a big total and then MS Dhoni finished the innings by smashing 20* off just 4 balls off Hardik Pandya in the last over.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: April 15, 2024 2:04 IST
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Image Source : BCCI/IPL MS Dhoni in the MI vs CSK IPL 2024 game on April 14, 2024

Chennai Super Kings posted 206 against Mumbai Indians in the 29th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 on Saturday. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube recorded big fifties but MS Dhoni stole the limelight in the last over by smashing 20* off just 4 balls.

CSK legend entered Wankhede Stadium in the last over and smashed three consecutive sixes off Mumbai skipper Hardik Pandya to entertain the crowd. Dhoni's finishing boosted CSK to a challenging total of 206/4 in 20 overs after being forced to bat first.

The 42-year-old targeted Hardik on the very first delivery he faced with a huge six over long-off area. Dhoni then produced a flat six over long on to make it two in two and then produced a hat-trick of sixes by smashing over a deep square leg on a low full toss delivery.

Dhoni, playing in his 250th game for Chennai Super Kings, also became the only second player to record 5,000 runs for the franchise after his first six off Hardik. Dhoni now boasts 5,016 runs in 250 matches at a strike rate of 138.48 for Chennai.

Meanwhile, CSK's new skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored with 69 runs and completed 2,000 IPL runs. He became the fastest Indian cricketer and third overall to reach this milestone in just 57 innings.

Gaikwad's 69 off 40 balls and Shivam Dube's unbeaten 68 helped Chennai post a total of 206/4 while batting first. Then the returning pacer Matheesha Pathirana bagged four wickets 28 to restrict Mumbai to 186. A win ended Chennai's wait for a maiden away victory in the IPL 2024 as they remain in third place with eight points in six games.

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan (wk), Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (c), Tim David, Mohammad Nabi, Romario Shepherd, Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal.

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni (wk), Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman.


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