After dropping 5 of their opening seven matches, this was realistically a must-win contest for final yr’s IPL runners-up, and their 167 for six paved the way in which for a 20-run victory.
When SRH received to 141 for six by the tip of the 18th over, this conflict in Dubai was within the stability, however Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo utilized the brakes to concede solely six additional runs.
Kane Williamson made 57 from 39 balls for Sunrisers, however they completed on 147 for eight, falling brief by 20 runs.
CSK promoted Sam Curran to open the innings with Shane Watson, who surprisingly got here in at No.three top-scoring with 42, however it was skipper Dhoni who hogged the limelight in the long run.
The maverick added 21 useful runs on the finish of his staff’s innings because it was classic Dhoni and one shot will reside lengthy within the reminiscence.
T Natarajan despatched down a supply that was near being a yorker, however left Dhoni with simply sufficient room to shuffle his toes and membership the ball over long-on and into the highest tier of the stand, a shot that was stated to have travelled 102 metres.
The CSK bowlers later did the job for the staff, however Dhoni’s six will stay etched within the recollections of followers and aficionados for a very long time.
The consequence meant SRH are joined on six factors from eight video games by CSK with each side nonetheless in with a shot of ending within the high 4.
CSK subsequent tackle Delhi Capitals on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday (October 17).
SRH have a four-day break as their subsequent match is a day-game in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday (October 18) on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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