IPL 2019 Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals: Brilliant knock, superb stumpings, and astute captaincy – MS Dhoni has single-handedly done almost everything possible to stymie Delhi Capitals chase of 180 against Chennai Super Kings in match 50 of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday. After playing an incredible knock of unbeaten 44 off 22 balls, Dhoni made his presence felt behind the wickets as he affected two brilliant stumpings to broke Delhi’s back in the formidable chase. (SCORECARD)
Chasing a competitive target, Delhi made a strong start after losing Prithvi Shaw early. However, the highlight of the innings was easily Dhoni’s art of affecting stumpings at the rate of knots. In the 12th over bowled by Ravindra Jadeja, Morris’s barely lifts his back foot for a brief moment, and that was enough for Dhoni to showcase his skill as he whipped the bails off in a flash. to send Morris packing.
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Two deliveries later, it was almost an action replay of the previous dismissal as Delhi skipper Iyer was beaten by the ball’s turn and Dhoni once again pulled off another piece of brilliance with his gloves. Dhoni judged the situation perfectly and was able to see that Iyer’s back foot is in the air slightly.
Earlier, Suresh Raina struck a fighting half-century before Dhoni provided a late push with an unbeaten 44 as Chennai Super Kings overcame a slow start to post a fighting 179 for four against Delhi Capitals. Raina (59) and Faf du Plessis (39) added 83 runs for the second wicket to revive the innings after Delhi Capitals bowlers produced tight spells upfront.
Later, skipper MS Dhoni, who returned to the side after recovering from a bout of fever, and Ravindra Jadeja added some quick runs to provide a late flourish to the innings. Dhoni hit unbeaten 44 off 22 balls with four fours and three sixes while Jadeja smashed 25 off 10 with two sixes.
Dhoni creamed off 20 runs from Kiwi pacer Trent Boult’s final over, hitting two sixes and four.