IPL 2019: It was on the cards and it happened when CSK skipper MS Dhoni walked out to bat at Chepauk one last time this season. There was thunderous applause from the fans on spotting Dhoni walking into bat in the iconic No 7 jersey. Dhoni was his usual self as he walked in, doing a little stretching with the bat. He walked in when CSK was 65/4 in the 13th over. CSK needed Dhoni to give them the finishing kick. He did it in style as he hit a brilliant 29-ball 37*. His innings was laced with three sixes, two consecutive maximums of Lasith Malinga.

Here is the video of Dhoni walking out to bat:

 
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Thunderous applause for the man who can send the ball into Chennai crowd 🙌

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Earlier in the day, despite losing their top order for just 65 runs, it was Dhoni and Rayudu who anchored the Chennai innings. However, a slow Chennai wicket didn’t let the home side reach a challenging total against the three-time IPL champions.

For Mumbai, Rahul Chahar starred with the ball with figures of 2/14 from his four overs while Krunal Pandya and Jayant Yadav bagged a wicket each.

Opting to bat first, the defending champions got off to a slow start with just 6 runs on the scorecard in the first two overs before Rahul came up with the first breakthrough, dismissing Faf du Plessis (6 of 11) in the first ball of the third over.

Mumbai Indians Squad
Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Playing XI
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir