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Watch: MS Dhoni Takes On Dwayne Bravo In A Three-Run Dash

The short video was shared by the official Twitter account of Chennai Super Kings on Monday.

MS Dhoni showed the world that age is actually just a number after he guided his Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team to a third Indian Premier League (IPL) title on Sunday. Dhoni is 36 years old but his current video showcases the athleticism the Chennai Supr Kings(CSK) captain possesses. After guiding his team to the IPL 2018 title, Dhoni was seen challenging CSK teammate Dwayne Bravo for a three-run dash after Chennai’s 8-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad in Mumbai. The short video was shared by the official Twitter account of Chennai Super Kings on Monday.

“When Thala challenged Champion for a three-run dash, post the victory yesterday! Any guesses who wins it? #whistlepodu #SuperChampions”, CSK had captioned it. In the video, Dhoni is seen running along with Bravo for a three-run dash. Both the players were neck and neck throughout the race but eventually, it was Dhoni who won the race by a whisker.

 

Riding on a powerful and unbeaten century by opener Shane Watson, Chennai beat SunRisers to win the IPL final. After a slow start to the chase of 179 runs, Watson made his intentions clear. He dismantled the formidable bowling force of Hyderabad hitting 11 fours and 8 sixes. He was ably supported by Suresh Raina in the middle overs after losing Faf du Plessis early.

Watson took his time to settle and then wreaked havoc on the SRH bowlers hitting his second century of this season. He hit his first century against Rajasthan Royals in the round robin stage.

Chennai eventually reached the target in 18.3 overs to win the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Courtesy: NDTV Sports

IPL 2018: Record-breaking Virat Kohli Becomes Highest Run-scorer Of The League

Virat Kohli went past Suresh Raina to become the highest run-scorer in the Indian Premier League.

While Virat Kohli and his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are not having the best of the Indian Premier League IPL (2018), the India captain at least has crossed one landmark when he went past Suresh Raina as the top run-scorer of the league. Raina has scored 4558 runs off 163 innings he has played in the IPL so far. Kohli needed 31 runs to catch up with Raina during the match with Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday and duly crossed the figure, even though his side was always behind the big target.

 

While the Royal Challengers Bangalore have had no results to write home about, Kohli has been the silver lining for the otherwise floundering side. The captain who scored an unbeaten 92 right at the top of the order was the only major contributor as they tried to chase down the target of 214.

RCB may have lost once again after conceding more than 200 runs for the second consecutive game, but Kohli’s knock means he is now the highest scorer in the ongoing season. Kohli has amassed a total of 201 runs in four innings at an average of 67 and a strike rate of 143.
Against Mumbai, Kohli scored more than 55 percent of the runs for his team and face more than half the balls bowled by the opposition too on his way to recording the second highest individual score (92*) of the season so far. Co-incidentally, the highest individual score so far this season was also scored in Tuesday’s match by Rohit Sharma (94). Indian Virat Kohli did not begin the current season of the IPL in the way he would have liked, but over the last couple of games, first against Rajasthan Royals and then against the Mumbai Indians he has come into his own.

While the Royal Challengers Bangalore have had no results to write home about, Kohli has been the silver lining for the otherwise floundering side. The captain who scored an unbeaten 92 right at the top of the order was the only major contributor as they tried to chase down the target of 214.

RCB may have lost once again after conceding more than 200 runs for the second consecutive game, but Kohli’s knock means he is now the highest scorer in the ongoing season. Kohli has amassed a total of 201 runs in four innings at an average of 67 and a strike rate of 143.

Against Mumbai, Kohli scored more than 55 percent of the runs for his team and face more than half the balls bowled by the opposition too on his way to recording the second highest individual score (92*) of the season so far. Co-incidentally, the highest individual score so far this season was also scored in Tuesday’s match by Rohit Sharma (94).

RCB Vs MI: Virat Kohli Miffed With Hardik Pandya’s Controversial Decision

The Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede stadium saw a bizarre DRS decision favour Hardik Pandya, leaving Virat Kohli bemused.

Whether be it his animated celebrations or outing up a frustrating demeanour at a poor display, Virat Kohli has never shied away from expressing his heart on-field before the cameras. Wankhede saw one such instance on Tuesday when the RCB skipper left the field furious arguing with the officials.

CB had every reason to be upset at the end of the first innings after the hosts went on to post a mammoth target of 210 runs after starting the match by losing two quick wickets without even opening their account. Kohli’s restlessness and frustration couldn’t be hidden every time Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya went for the biggies. And to further add to his frustration, Mumbai got a huge favour from the officials who decided to overturn Hardik Pandya’s knick into a not-out.

It was Pandya’s first ball off Chris Woakes’ delivery, which was unplayable in the truest meaning. Coming at the crease with less than two overs left, the pinch-hitter went for the first ball itself. The sound of the knick was enough for the umpire to signal out before a confident Pandya decided to go up without even consulting Rohit Sharma.

The big screen in Wankhede played and replayed the action multiple times with the Ultraedge even showing a slight spike during the ball’s passage across Pandya’s bat. But, to everyone’s surprise, the third umpire decided to give it a ‘not out’ that left Woakes and Kohli befuddled.