Ruturaj Gaikwad was ready with his stance Ashwin came into a ball at the releasing time Ruturaj stepped aside from the crease. Ashwin looked frustrated
Delhi Capitals who qualified for the playoffs faced Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier at Dubai International Stadium. Dhoni won the toss and Delhi was asked to bat first it was a tough toss to lose for the young captain Rishabh. The openers Prithvi and Dhawan started off well but Josh Hazelwood got rid of Dhawan, Prithvi took his time and settled the team. Somehow with a late little cameo from captain Rishabh and Shimron Hetmyer managed to get 173 in their twenty overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad gives Ashwin back in style, Ashwin gets frustrated
Chennai Super Kings took against Delhi in Qualifier 1 the winner was supposed to book a direct ticket in the final. Delhi was asked to bat first by Dhoni, they managed to get 173 on the board in their twenty overs. Chennai with such a good batting lineup was looking to chase it down. The in-form opening duo Ruturaj and Faf Du Plessis came with a target. Anrich got rid of Faf in his first over, Ruturaj took his time and settled in the middle. Robin Uthappa the replacement of Suresh Raina came to bat at no three and looked wonderful right from the start. After the early wicket of Faf, the duo of Ruturaj and robin build a 100 runs partnership.
Ashwin who is very famous for his mankanding incident tried to yet again peep Ruturaj Gaikwad. While he was bowling his first over. He came in took his run-up and did not delivered the ball Ruturaj looked frustrated. And gave it back to Ashwin in style right after that ball. Ruturaj was ready with his stance Ashwin came into a ball at the releasing time Ruturaj stepped aside from the crease. Ashwin looked frustrated after this even the fans trolled Aswhin for this. Ashwin loves troubling batsmen by frustrating them.
The Real King Roars Back in Style
Chennai was asked to chase 173 and book their spot in the final. The pair of robin and Ruturaj took the team halfway Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tom Curran sent back Robin the in-form set batsman and in the next few balls Raydu got out with a wonderful effort from Shreyas Iyer.
Match came down to 35 in the last three overs it was looking tough for Chennai as the main bowlers such as Anrich, Rabada, Avesh had their one over each left. Avesh Khan came in and sent the in-form Ruturaj back. The team was looking in a tough situation skipper MSD took the game into his own hands and came to bat before Ravindra Jadeja a rare sight to watch as Jadeja always bats ahead of Mahi.
The intent was looking very clear from the first ball, Dhoni looked very confident and smashed a wonderful six and a four in the second last over, and took the game to the final over where thirteen was required.
Tom Curran bowled the final over and the old vintage Dhoni was seen he smashed thirteen runs of the last over and took Chennai In the Finals. Chennai had a bad run last season, where it was the first time they did not qualify for the playoffs and the fans were not so happy with the result.
Dhoni the captain cool and the man for Chennai with a vintage finish took his team into the finals. The fans, team, management were delighted to see The real king Dhoni finish it off in the way he is known for over the years.