Cricket fraternity in awe as ‘finisher’ MS Dhoni take CSK to win over RCB in a record chase

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MS Dhoni smashed the ball into the crowd seven times — including to seal the winning runs — in a match that racked up a record number of Indian Premier League sixes as his Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore to go top of the points table.

Dhoni hit an unbeaten 34-ball 70 while opener Ambati Rayudu hit eight sixes in his 82 as CSK passed RCB’s 205 for eight with two balls to spare.

Dhoni hit all-rounder Corey Anderson over long on for six to claim the brilliant victory.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s RCB are in a slump with just two wins and the IPL season now half gone.

Kohli will need to study his tactics after his batsmen delivered — South Africans Quinton De Kock (53) and AB de Villiers (68) plundered 103 for the second wicket in under nine overs — but his bowlers failed.

Chasing a huge total in their 20 overs, CSK lost opener Shane Watson with just eight runs scored and then fell to 74-4 before a 101-run partnership between Rayudu and Dhoni turned the game.

Rayudu was dismissed in the 18th over but Dhoni saw his side home.

Here’s how cricketing world reacted to MS Dhoni’s masterclass:

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