Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the defending champion Chennai Super Kings by just 1 run in a trilling match. Inside the powerplay, CSK went four down with 28 runs on board. The CSK looked helpless with the bat after the bowlers managed to restrict the hosts RCB to a below-par score of 161/7 in 20 overs. MS Dhoni then put the entire Chinnaswamy through the turbulence of emotions leaving Virat Kohli in sheer disappointment and deeply anxious. Dhoni smashed the unbeaten 84 off just 48 balls but he failed to led the team to victory. Despite the defeat, Dhoni managed to register a few personal records for himself.
MSD’s knowck 84 off 48 deliveries in Bengaluru Dhoni recorded his highest-ever T20 score. En route, he became the first Indian player to hit 200 sixes in IPL history with his tally of seven sixes which is also the joint-most by a batsman in IPL innings.
SCK skipper now has a total of 203 sixes in IPL, and stands only behind Chris Gayle (323) and AB de Villiers (204) in the all-time list. And, en route to his 23rd IPL fifty, Dhoni became the first captain to score 4000 runs in IPL history.