Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) by 80 runs on Wednesday and its CSK Captain MS Dhoni who lead the team to the victory With his 22-ball 44 against Shreyas Iyer's side at Chepauk, Dhoni earned his 17th Man of the Match award to go level with Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma as the player with the most number of Man of the Match honours in the history of IPL.
Dhoni also equalled Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma's record for most man-of-the-match awards by an Indian in the IPL. He has had a brilliant IPL this year as he has amassed 358 runs from 11 matches while bagging 3 man-of-the-match awards this season.
MS Dhoni came on the pitch after the dismissal of Faf du Plessis (39) when CSK were 87/2 after 13.3 overs. The wicket-keeper batsman didn't take long before getting accustomed to the nature of the wicket and started scoring boundaries much before he usually does. His 44-run knock, together with Ravindra Jadeja's 10-ball 25 powered the Chennai franchise to 179 runs in 20 overs.