Chennai Super Kings needed 70 in the final five overs, they needed 26 off the last over and yet, Royal Challengers Bangalore was under pressure. Umesh Yadav had the ball, MS Dhoni was on strike, and the crowd did not know when to blink.
Off those last six balls, Dhoni hit three sixes out of which one ball was smacked out of the ground and also a boundary. They needed 2 off the final ball, but Dhoni could not connect with it and Parthiv ran out Shardul Thakur as he tried to sneak in a leg bye.
MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 84 off 48 balls is his highest-ever T20 score. Also, he became the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in IPL history with his tally of seven sixes which is also the joint-most by a batsman in an IPL inning.
With a tally of 203 sixes, he is just behind Chris Gayle (323) and AB de Villiers (204) in the all-time list. The CSK skipper also became the first captain score 4000 runs in the IPL history.