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MS Dhoni's Top 5 Knocks for Chennai Super Kings in IPL

Published : Sep 18, 2020 3 mins read Updated On : Oct 01, 2020

A born leader, shrewd tactician and a most precious talents who has aced cricket is MS Dhoni. He has played many vital roles for the nation and so for his Chennai based IPL franchise the CSK. He is regarded as one of the most successful skippers of all time and has played remarkable match-winning knocks for the three time champions. Dhoni is known for his amazing hitting ability and intelligent batting. Some of his best knocks have come in pressure chases where he has displayed his prowess during the death overs versus some of the best bowlers in the history of the contest.

MS Dhoni's top 5 knocks for Chennai Super Kings in IPL - Fast&up

Here we bring to you MS Dhoni's top 5 knocks for Chennai Super Kings in IPL: 

1) 54 off 29 balls vs Kings XI Punjab

CSK was in a pursuit of chasing a mass total of 192 runs, when Dhoni slammed 52 runs not out off 29 balls, which helped the Yellove brigade to claim the victory and two balls in spare. With 16 required off the last over, Dhoni took just four balls to wind up the chase. The final over was started with a boundary followed by two huge sixes to finish the chase and take his team into the semi-final of IPL 2010.

2) 51 off 20 balls vs Mumbai Indians

MS Dhoni played a remarkable knock of 51 runs off 20 balls which consisted of six boundaries and two sixes versus Mumbai Indians to lead CSK an enormous total of 187 runs in the final Eliminator in IPL 2012. Dhoni smashed the likes of Lasith Malinga and Dhawal Kulkarni in the death overs that added 73 runs during the death. Alongside Dwayne Bravo, who also scored a jiffy 33 off 14 balls. Mumbai Indians were knocked out of the tournament after putting a halt at 149/9 by CSK.

3) 75 off 46 balls vs Rajasthan Royals

MS Dhoni showed his mettle once again as he took apart the Rajasthan Royals bowling attack in the death overs. Despite CSK getting off on a rough start which led a score of 3/27, Dhoni proved his class. Dhoni amassed a 61-run stand for the 4th wicket alongside Suresh Raina (36) before going all out in the death overs. He slammed a hat-trick of sixes against Rajasthan Royals' most expensive bowler Jaydev Unadkat in the 20th over to script off a stunning 75 off 46 balls and led his team to a decent total of 175 runs. CSK won the game by 8 runs after restricting Rajasthan Royals to 167/8 in 20 overs.

4) 70 off 34 balls vs RCB

CSK was struggling at 74/4 when MS Dhoni came out to bat at number six while chasing an enormous target of 206 runs. It was a calculative master class from Dhoni under pressure where he smashed the RCB bowlers for an unbeaten 70 off 34 balls which comprised of seven sixes and a boundary. He was well supported by Ambati Rayudu, who scored a magnificent 82 off 53 deliveries. CSK won the game by five wickets.

5) 84 off 48 balls vs RCB

It was a miraculous innings by MS Dhoni versus Royal Challengers Bangalore he amassed an unbeaten 84 off 48 balls. Though, CSK lost four wickets for 28 within six overs, Dhoni kept CSK in the chase as he added 55 runs for the 5th wicket alongside Rayudu (29). That reduced the target to 49 required off last 18 balls with Dhoni and bravo on the pitch.

Dhoni took charge and showed why he is one of the best finishers in the game as he slammed a six each in the 18th and 19th over. This led to a 26 runs to get off the last over which was bowled by Umesh Yadav, Dhoni started with a boundary before smashing two back-to-back sixes. This led to 10 runs required off the last three deliveries when Dhoni slammed another stunning six to bring it down to the last ball with two required to win. However, he failed to connect the final delivery which was bowled outside off and CSK lost the game by 1 run. Despite the negative results, Dhoni's 84 is regarded as one of the best in the tournament history as he nearly pulled off a next to impossible chase.

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