IPL 2019: You thought ice cool MS Dhoni will never lose his cool, it happened. Today, he probably did another first. How often do you see MS Dhoni get the DRS wrong? It happened when he opted for it and landed up on the wrong side of the decision. It was Sunil Narine who got the important breakthrough to break a valuable 40-run-stand with Raina. There was some turn, and Dhoni was well forward. So there’s was a chance it might go down. But no, it doesn’t. As per ball-tracking, it’s crashing leg stump – three reds. KKR needed this desperately to have any hope of getting back. And they’re surely back in it now. Like the previous delivery, this one turned in as well with Dhoni having little clue on the front foot. And this was much more adjacent.
Here is the video:
Meanwhile, Dhoni was looking in good touch while he was there in the middle as he scored 16 off 13 balls.
Earlier in the day, it was Imran Tahir who snared four wickets as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reduced Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 161/8 in 20 overs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) return leg fixture at the Eden Gardens.
Registering his best figures (4/27) in the competition, Tahir bowled a game-changing 15th over to account for Chris Lynn (82; 51 balls; 7×4 6×6) and Andre Russell (10) to dent the KKR’s surge.
Russell who came into tie with six 40-plus scores hit Tahir for a four and a six before getting out with the scoreboard reading 133/5.
The 40-year-old removed Nitish Rana (21) and Robin Uthappa (0) in the 11th over to start the KKR’s slide after they were asked to bat first by visiting skipper MS Dhoni.
In the last five overs, the hosts could muster only 28 runs with only one four at the cost of three wickets. Shardul Thakur (2/18), who along with Tahir was the other architect of Chennai’s choke, removed Shubman Gill (15) and Piyush Chawla (0) in the final over.