Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate against CSK

Apr 27, 2018, 00:22
Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate against CSK

De Villiers made 68 runs in 30 balls, while de Kock contributed 53 runs. It was a classic MS Dhoni show in Bangalore where he was also helped out by Dwayne Bravo in the final over where they managed to score 16 runs. The match that is being fondly tagged as "Clash of the Titans" by cricket fans, MS Dhoni pulled off a classic masterpiece as a finisher sending his fans into a joyous frenzy.

Dhoni blasted seven sixes and added 101 with Ambati Rayudu (82) as Chennai Super Kings gunned down 206 against RCB to storm to their fifth win from six maches in the IPL this year. Rayudu too, kept the scoreboard ticking for CSK.

Before Rayudu's effort, De Villiers led the run-scoring in the league with 280 in six innings so far, boasting a strike rate of 184.21.

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After the game, Rayudu, who was just as stunned as the viewers were, said, "Unbelievable!" In their chase, CSK lost Watson and Raina cheaply followed in quick succession by Sam Billings and Ravindra Jadeja, both of whom were promoted in the batting order ahead of Dhoni.

"The way we bowled is just not acceptable". We had the belief and we were calculating which bowler had how many overs.

However, before his match-winning knock in the second half, Dhoni surprised everyone with his athleticism during the first innings in an attempt to save precious runs for his side.

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Within moments of being posted, the video has already collected over 3.9 lakh views and more than 2.2 lakh "likes". The ball traveled over the head of the wicket-keeper batsman and before the fielder and third man could cover ground, Dhoni arrived well in time to collect the ball. The batsmen did their job in the first innings.

The end of a 135-run partnership triggered a collapse of sorts as big fish de Villiers holed out to a short Imran Tahir ball that was going away. He was supported well by Quinton de Kock who scored a well-made 53 off 37 balls.

Mandeep Singh is making a habit of chipping in with some handy knocks and did so again while Washington Sundar ensured they got over the 200-run mark in the final over despite losing four wickets for three runs.

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With 99 needed off 42 balls, CSK could have succumbed to the pressure created by Chahal and Umesh Yadav.