Indian Premier League – 53rd match
Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab
Rising Pune Supergiants won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Dhoni 23 runs in last over-
Here is how Dhoni sealed the game.
1st ball: Dhoni on strike. No Run. Dhoni mistimed a pull and hit it straight to deep mid-wicket, but decided not to run.
2nd ball: 1 run (extra). Axar bowled a wide delivery down the leg side.
3rd ball: Six runs. Dhoni smacked it over long-on for Six.
4th ball: No run. Dhoni smacked the ball towards deep cover, it was a certain boundary but Amla somehow managed to stop the ball. This time again Dhoni went against running a single or may be double.
5th ball: 4 runs. Dhoni hit it towards cover region for a one bounce four.
6th ball: Six runs. Dhoni clobbered the bowler over over deep mid-wicket for a maximum to bring the equation down to six runs off last ball.
7th ball: Six runs. Dhoni swung his bat as the ball flew once again over deep mid-wicket for a six.
Toss – Kings XI Punjab
Points – Rising Pune Supergiants 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
Player of the match – MS Dhoni (Rising Pune Supergiants)
Umpires – HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Nitin Menon
TV umpire – C Shamshuddin
Match referee – RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire – Navdeep Singh