Captain MS Dhoni beat an unbeaten 70 off 34 balls to lead Chennai Super Kings to the highest point of the IPL ladder with a five-wicket triumph over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Dhoni was in charge of seven of Wednesday night's sixes, with the wicketkeeper appreciating a match-turning century remain with Ambati Rayudu (82 off 53), who hit eight sixes as Chennai achieved 5-207 with two balls to spare. Dhoni stated after hitting a six to win the game.
You will win some, you’ll lose some but the job of the finisher is to finish the job and help others.Rayudu and Dhoni set Chennai back in the chase with some splendid show of energy hitting after Chennai attempted to 4-74 of every nine overs. Dhoni further added;
Rayudu is important in this line-up because he keeps the scoreboard moving, and small grounds are ideal for him.Both batsmen focused on seamers Corey Anderson (0-58) and Mohammad Siraj (0-48) in the last piece of the innings which left Bangalore captain Virat Kohli baffled, after match Kohli stated;
The way we bowled was just not acceptable, giving that many runs in the end was criminal, Dhoni is looking in really good touch, he’s hitting the ball really well in this IPL but not great to see it against us.On the other end Dhoni also said;
What’s important in a chase is to know which bowler has how many (overs) left and who the captain will bowl when, and you play accordingly.Mandeep Singh survived a first ball missed stumping by Dhoni before played a little cameo of 32 runs off 17 balls which carried Bangalore beyond the 200-run mark. Chennai now has 10 points from five wins in six matches while Bangalore is at No. 6 with four points from just two victories.