This way you can come back! At one time, this catchline was written in the Bengali media on the return of Sourav Ganguly to the Indian team. This line can be written after the victory of Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in Dubai on Sunday. Dhoni’s Super Kings are likely to win by 10 wickets in the next match of the hat-trick.
Chase 169 runs against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday night without losing a wicket. However, Virender Sehwag, the former opener of India and Kings XI Punjab, praised Dhoni’s strong leadership behind the victory.
The Super Kings, who are at the bottom of the points table after losing three of the first four matches in a row, won their fifth match by 10 wickets against Punjab. At the same time, CSK came up at number 7 in the league list in the 8-team tournament. Kings XI won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 16 runs for the loss of 4 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Super Kings won the match with 14 balls to spare without chasing a run.
“Only Punjab can lose the match by batting first in Dubai,” Sehwag said. However, Biru also praised Super Kings captain Dhoni. Dhoni’s bowling change came in handy in the 16th over of the Punjab innings. In this over, two sets of batsmen Nicholas Puran and Lokesh Rahul were picked up and Shardul Tagore pushed Punjab to the backfoot.
Former Kings XI opener Sehwag uploaded a video on his Facebook. He said, ‘The 16th over is the turn point of the match. CSK returned to the match with the captaincy of Gabbar MS Dhoni, Jaddur fielding and Shardul Tagore bowling.
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis then chased down the run to give CSK a dream win. Chasing 16 runs, Chennai Super Kings won the match without losing a wicket in 16.4 overs. Du Plessis remained unbeaten on 7 and Watson on 63. Both played the same number of balls. Watson hit 11 boundaries and three over boundaries in his 53-ball innings. Du Plessis hit 11 boundaries and one over boundary.
Praising the 39-year-old former Aussie opener, Biru said, “Even though the IPL started on September 19, Watson’s diesel engine has finally started. Watson and ‘Samba’ Faf du’Plessis both toured the boys’ stadium in Punjab. Send the ball all over the field. ‘
On this day, the opening pair of Watson-du’Plessis recorded the fourth highest opening pairing partnership in the history of IPL and the second highest opening pairing in 2020 IPL. On the same day, the two started the innings and formed an undivided partnership of 181 runs. Earlier, Kings XI openers Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal formed a 163-run opening partnership against Rajasthan Royals in the current IPL.