CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni pulls off two lightning quick stumpings in one over - Watch
MS Dhoni pulled off two brilliant dismissals to account for the wickets of Chris Morris and Shreyas Iyer as CSK marched on to a victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Updated: May 07, 2020, 21:29 IST
MS Dhoni is no stranger to lightning quick stumpings and against Delhi Capitals, the brilliance of the Chennai Super Kings skipper was in full display. Dhoni pulled off two brilliant dismissals to account for the wickets of Chris Morris and Shreyas Iyer as CSK marched on to a victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
In the 12th over, Ravindra Jadeja foxed Chris Morris with a turning delivery and although the batsman’s foot was in the air for a very short amount of time, Dhoni whipped the bails off in a flash to complete a brilliant dismissal.
Two deliveries later, it was almost an action replay of the previous dismissal as Shreyas Iyer was beaten by the ball’s turn and Dhoni once again pulled off a stumping that would have been quite difficult for a majority of other wicket-keepers. Dhoni judged the situation perfectly and was able to see that Iyer’s back foot is in the air slightly.
Earlier, Suresh Raina struck a half century but it was Dhoni once again who helped Chennai Super Kings recover from a slow start to post a competitive 179/4 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals.
CSKrecovered from a slow start -- they were 53/1 at the halfway stage -- to ride Dhoni’s 22-ball 44 not out (4x4, 3x6) and Jadeja’s quickfire 25 off 10 deliveries as Delhi missed Kagiso Rabada in the death overs.
The visitors leaked 77 runs in the final five overs after Raina (59; 37b; 8x4;1x6) was dismissed in the 15th over.
In that period, Dhoni first combined with Jadeja for a 43-run partnership as both were promoted up the order, to then join hands with Ambati Rayudu for a 34-run unbroken stand for the fifth wicket.
In reply, DC were all out for 99 with Imran Tahir taking four wickets while Jadeja took three.
(With agency inputs)