MS Dhoni’s swashbuckling 84 went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore edged past Chennai Super Kings at home in a last-ball thriller on Sunday to keep their play-off hopes alive in the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni almost pulled off Chennai’s chase of 161 as he smashed five fours and seven sixes in his 48-ball blitz only to see his team lose by one run in Bangalore.
With defending champions Chennai needing 26 off the last over, Dhoni hit a four and three sixes but missed the final ball from Umesh Yadav and ran to get runs through byes.
RCB wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, who top-scored with 53 in his team’s 161/7, hit the stumps to run out Shardul Thakur as Virat Kohli’s side managed to win their third game.
Meanwhile, many fans of RCB celebrated their victory in social media. A particular video of RCB fans celebrating going viral in which they are seen chanting slogans. They are also seen abusing the fans of CSK and alleged that they are showing attitude even after providing Cauvery water.
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This video received severe hatred from the fans of Chennai Super Kings as they trolled them brutally.
“A whole lot of emotions. We thought we were outstanding with the ball till the 19th over mark. To be very honest, that was the last thing I would have expected,” said a relieved Kohli after the match.
“But anything can happen in the game of cricket. MS (Dhoni) did what he does well and gave us a scare.”
The 37-year-old Dhoni, known for his finishing skills, lifted his side from a precarious 28/4 in the sixth over to bring them within touching distance of victory.
He built crucial partnerships including a 55-run fifth-wicket stand with Ambati Rayudu, who made 29, to try and calculate the chase.
Earlier RCB’s official twitter handle also trolled CSK for the defeat by tweeting a post. RCB Trolled CSK After Winning The Match !! You Must See These Reply Comments !!
In the 10 matches played CSK are in 2nd place of the table with 7 wins where as RCB are in the last place of the table who almost lost the chance to enter the Play Offs.