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RCB vs CSK: MS did what he does best, gave us a massive scare - Virat Kohli

MS Dhoni, who nearly won the match for CSK with a magnificent 84 not out off 48 balls, felt that they missed a few boundaries earlier on which cost them dearly.

cricket Updated: Apr 22, 2019 11:14 IST
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Chennai Super Kings captain and batsman M.S. Dhoni runs between the wickets during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 21, 2019
Chennai Super Kings captain and batsman M.S. Dhoni runs between the wickets during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings at The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 21, 2019(AFP)
         

MS Dhoni did what he does best, give opposition a massive scare, said Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli after his team beat CSK by one run in an IPL humdinger on Sunday.

“A whole lot of emotions,” said Kohli when asked about what he was going through after yet another last-ball thriller. “We were outstanding with the ball until the 19th over mark. On the last ball, that (run-out) was the last thing I would have expected to happen. Feels good to win a game by a small margin. MS did what he does best and he gave us all a massive scare,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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Dhoni, who nearly won the match for CSK with a magnificent 84 not out off 48 balls, felt that they missed a few boundaries earlier on which cost them dearly.

“A lot of boundaries were needed, right now you can calculate, one run there, and two runs there and we just lost by one run. But you can also say we missed some boundaries,” Dhoni said.

Chasing a target of 162, CSK needed a near-impossible 26 off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav and Dhoni with 84 off 48 balls that had seven sixes showed that nothing is indeed impossible until the Cricketing Gods intervened.

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Only that Dhoni was at the crease and having consumed dot balls off the previous over, he had to go for the jugular and boy he did it with three sixes and a four.

With two needed off the last ball and Umesh looking increasingly helpless, he managed to bowl a slower delivery and Dhoni missed it only for Parthiv Patel to effect a run-out as non-striker Shardul Thakur inches out of his crease.

First Published: Apr 22, 2019 01:11 IST

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