Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni displayed another great performance, hitting a scintillating 48-ball unbeaten 84 but his side came short by a run against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a last-ball thriller in the 39th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
It was Dhoni’s highest T20 score, where he hit five fours and seven sixes as Chennai almost handed Bangalore their eighth loss of the season in their 162-runs target.
After the match, RCB skipper Virat Kohli hailed his Team India colleague saying that Dhoni did what he does best which is giving the opposition a massive scare.
“A whole lot of emotions,” said Kohli when asked about what he was going through after yet another last-ball thriller.
“We were outstanding with the ball until the 19th over mark. On the last ball, that (run-out) was the last thing I would have expected to happen. Feels good to win a game by a small margin. MS did what he does best and he gave us all a massive scare,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Dhoni, who nearly won the match for CSK with a magnificent 84 not out off 48 balls, felt that they missed a few boundaries earlier on which cost them dearly.
“A lot of boundaries were needed, right now you can calculate, one run there, and two runs there and we just lost by one run. But you can also say we missed some boundaries,” Dhoni said.
(With PTI Inputs)