MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli | CSK vs RCB | IPL 2018 | Latest Updates | Score
Batting first Royal Challengers Bangalore set a mountain target of 206 for the Chennai Super Kings. CSK lost 4 quick wickets at 74 runs. That’s when MS Dhoni came to the crease. It was visible in the celebration of Virat Kohli that his team was nearing to win. But Captain Cool MS Dhoni had an action plan calculated for his team’s victory. This was a battle between lion vs lion meaning MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli. The captain of CSK vs The captain of RCB.
Dhoni Dhoni Dhoni! The crowd cheered at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. In just 34 balls Dhoni played an explosive inning of 70 runs. RCB fans were in for an exciting game. The crowd loved the game for its unpredictable nature. Similar to the World Cup winning six in 2011, MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli battle finished with a six struck by the favorite MS Dhoni.
In the CSK’s previous game against KXIP, MS Dhoni played another superb inning of 79 runs off 44 balls. He took the game so close that they lost by just 4 runs. It was not the case against RCB. MS Dhoni has time and again proved that he is a match-winner.
Ambati Rayudu and AB de Villiers of CSK and RCB occupy the first two positions for the most scoring batsman. AB de Villiers made blistering knock of 68 runs from just 30 balls and Quinton de Kock made 53 runs off 37 balls putting RCB in command and Mandeep Singh’s quick 37 took the score of RCB beyond 205 runs.
Imran Tahir from CSK took 2 key wickets of AB de Villiers and Corey Anderson applying brakes for the RCB. Virat Kohli made 18 runs off 15 balls. MS Dhoni also did an intense fielding while wicketkeeping to save extra runs for his team. Moreover, he also runs out Washington Sundar who was looking dangerous with 13 runs off 4 balls.
Ambati Rayudu was the top class player for CSK. He made 82 runs from 53 balls hitting class sixers all over the ground. MS Dhoni hit 7 sixes.
Both, AB de Villiers & Ambati Rayudu hit 8 sixes. MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu had partnership over 100 runs for the fifth wicket. Umesh Yadav dropped the catch of Ambati Rayudu. But later while fielding directly hit the stumps running him out which was too little too late.
CSK won the high voltage game by 5 wickets. MS Dhoni won the Man of the Match award for outstanding captaincy, wicketkeeping, and batting when the required run rate was nearing 14-15 per over. Concluding, it is a win-win situation for India whenever the battle of MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli happens.