Before today's game former RPS captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was bearing the brunt for his poor performance in IPL 2017. However, Dhoni silenced all his critics today as he rolled back the years and played a classic 'Mahi' innings.
Dhoni played a knock of 61* of 34 balls, and his innings included five 4's and three 6's. Not to take away anything from young Rahul Tripathi who set the base for the chase as he scored a quick fire 59. RPS ended the match winning it by six wickets.
Ms Dhoni does what he's done with so much confidence over the years. What a champion knock. Great to watch ðŸ’ª
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 22, 2017
Many new records were set and old ones broken as RPS chased down the total of the last ball of their innings. Here is a list of the significant milestones from this game we'll have a look at few of those:
– This was the 15th time MS Dhoni remained not out in a successful chase in IPL. Only Jadeja and Y Pathan (16 each) have more.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 22, 2017
– MSD has hit a boundary off the last ball to win a match twice in the IPL and both times have been for RPS vs. KXIP.
– At 17 years, 199 days, Washington Sundar became the 3rd youngest to appear in IPL after Sarfaraz Khan (17y, 117d) & Pradeep Sangwan (17y, 179d).
– Bhuvneshwar Kumar had not conceded more than ten runs in any of the overs bowled at death this season before today's 19th over which yielded 19 runs.
– Dhoni this IPL
- First Five matches – 61 (70), SR 87.14
- 6th Match – 61 (34), SR 179.41
– His SR has jumped from 87.14 to 117.30 for the season.
– Henriques hit the first fifty for an SRH batsman playing away from home this season in 3 games. They have had seven 50s in four home matches.
– Warner’s innings run rate of 6.45 RPO is his second lowest ever in an innings of 40 balls or more. Lowest 6.37 for DD v DC, 2011.
– Most Man of the Match awards in IPL:
- 18 Gayle
- 16 Y Pathan
- 15 de Villiers
- 14 Raina, Warner
- 13 Rohit, MS DHONI
Most Man of the Match awards in IPL:
16 Y Pathan
15 de Villiers
14 Raina, Warner
13 Rohit, MS DHONI#RPSvSRH
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 22, 2017