IPL 2018: MS Dhoni Leads Chennai Super Kings To A Thrilling Win Over Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mahendra Singh Dhoni pulled off another finishing masterclass and helped Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday. Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 70 off 34 balls as the two-time champions chased down RCB's 205/8 with two balls to spare.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss, opted to field. (All Images Courtesy BCCI)
RCB got off to a decent 35-run start by skipper Virat Kohli (18) and Quinton de Kock.
Shardul Thakur dismissed the Indian captain, thanks to a smart catch by Ravindra Jadeja.
AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock struck breezy half centuries to power RCB to a mammoth 205/8.
Dwayne Bravo responded in style by packing back Quinton de Kock with a smart catch off his own bowling.
Imran Tahir then joined the party by bagging the prized scalp of AB de Villiers.
Pawan Negi sent Shane Watson back with just eight runs on the board.
Sam Billings came and went back to the dugout for with an addition of just nine runs.
A flurry of sixes flowed from the blades of Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni keeping the required run rate in mind.
Hitting seven sixes and a four, MS Dhoni blazed his way to a 34-ball 70.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets to top the IPL points table.