IPL 2019: Cricketing world reacts as MS Dhoni almost did an impossible for CSK; RCB won by one run

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 1 run at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.


Chasing 162 runs, CSK were off to a poor start as they were reduced to 28/4 in 5.5 overs. Dale Steyn was the wrecker-in-chief as he dismissed Shane Watson (5) and Suresh Raina (0) off successive balls.

Faf du Plessis (5) also perished soon. However, a 55-run stand between Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni revived CSK in the run-chase. Rayudu was dismissed for 29. Even Ravindra Jadeja (11) and Dwayne Bravo (5) failed to stand by Dhoni.


26 runs were needed off the last over, and Dhoni came to the party, demolished Umesh, but Parthiv Patel pulled off a run out in the last ball to save RCB.

Dhoni remained unbeaten on 84 off 48. His innings included 5 fours and 7 sixes.

Earlier, RCB scored 161/7 in 20 overs.


Here’s how cricketing world reacted:

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