Twitter Reactions: Dhoni rallies Chennai Super Kings to 178 against clinical Knight Riders

Twitter Reactions: Dhoni rallies Chennai Super Kings to 178 against clinical Knight Riders

MS Dhoni continued his good form with the bat in the match.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The stage was all set for the marquee clash between the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders. The two powerpacked sides share a great rivalry in the tournament history and hence, the build up to this particular game was immense. Moreover, with the business end of the season approaching near, the stakes were high for the game. The last time these two sides met in the competition, the Super Kings had played the hosts.

It was an absolute thriller which the hosts had managed to win. Now, at the Eden Gardens, the Kolkata Knight Riders have a very fair chance to level the scores. At the half way stage of the game, the Kolkata Knight Riders would believe that they have done a very good job by restricting the Chennai Super Kings to a below par total. They will fancy their chances in the run chase.

In the game, it was KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik who won the toss and opted to field first. The Super Kings got a flying start with Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson going all guns blazing in the powerplay. They added 48 runs for the first wicket before Piyush Chawla cleaned up du Plessis on 27. Suresh Raina and Watson then played decently well to get into the thirties but neither of the two veteran stars could convert the thirty to a big score.

The story was no different for the in-form batter Ambati Rayudu either. Rayudu hit a quick 21 before heading back to the pavilion. Wickets falling at regular intervals did not help the cause of the Chennai Super Kings. With constant wickets falling down, the innings seemed to dwindle. It was the Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni who was at their rescue yet again. Dhoni, who has been in a tremendous form this season, batted in sublime touch yet again.

Dhoni found support from Ravindra Jadeja (13) and the two batsmen added a valuable fifty run stand to bring the visitors back in the game. In the end, Dhoni remained unbeaten on 43 off 25 deliveries as the Super Kings finished with 178/5 in their stipulated 20 overs.

Here is how the fans reacted to the Chennai Super Kings innings: