Chennai Tremendous Kings’ (CSK) legendary skipper MS Dhoni scaled a formidable milestone within the IPL as he breached the 4,500-run mark for the franchise within the competitors. Notably, the skipper attained the tally in his 216.th match of the top-tier league through the conflict in opposition to Delhi Capitals (DC) on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, Could 10.
Squaring off in opposition to Delhi, Dhoni scored a quickfire nine-ball 20 which featured two maximums and one boundary at a surprising strike charge of 222.22. It’s price mentioning that the skipper, who got here down the order, carved out his blazing cameo within the penultimate over whereas being up in opposition to Khaleel Ahmed.
Hammering the 25-year-old pacer for 20 runs within the 19th Over, Dhoni attained the 4,500-run milestone for the yellow outfit within the cash-rich league. The skipper has recorded 22 fifties at a stable common of 40.54 whereas his former teammate, Suresh Raina cracked 4,687 runs, having featured in 176 matches within the competitors.
Impressively, Dhoni additionally eclipsed the 5000-run mark within the league throughout Chennai’s second group fixture in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) at Chepauk on April 3. In doing so, Dhoni has an general tally of 5074 runs at a mean of 39.33, lacing it with 24 half-centuries.
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Talking concerning the match, the house aspect defended 167 runs, courtesy of Matheesha Pathirana’s three-wicket haul coupled with Deepak Chahar’s two. Along with this, it was star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who recorded a surprising spell of 1/19 in 4 overs with a formidable financial system of 4.75.
With this, Jadeja was additionally adjudged Participant of the Match as CSK received the conflict by 27 runs. MS Dhoni and Co. are positioned second on the IPL Factors Desk with 15 factors, after having performed 12 fixtures and has an honest Internet Run Price (NRR) of 0.493. The yellow outfit have nearly cemented their spot within the play-offs of the occasion and it stays to be seen if they’ll end within the high two spots in order to acquire a berth within the Qualifier 1.