Hardly any CSK fan can forget the match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday (30 September) in the Indian Premier League (2021). Vintage Dhoni not only won the team with a six in this match, but also cut the playoff ticket. This win was very special for CSK and its fans. Dhoni-led CSK became the first team to be out of the playoff race last season and this season, the team has made a strong comeback and has been the first to qualify for the playoffs. As soon as Dhoni led CSK to victory with a six, his wife Sakshi and daughter Ziva, who were present in the stadium, also drowned in the celebration. The video of both has been shared with the official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni scored 14 not out in this match with the help of a four and a six in 11 balls. Chasing a target of 135 runs, it seemed at one point that CSK would win the match very easily, but Sunrisers Hyderabad came back strongly in the 15th over. After the score of 103 for one wicket in 14 overs, at one point the score became 108 for four in 15.5 overs.
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CSK lost the wickets of Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis for the difference of five runs. After this, Dhoni along with Rayudu finished the match for the team. Rayudu was dismissed for 17 runs off 13 balls. Rituraj Gaikwad scored 45 and Du Plessis scored 41 runs. Josh Hazlewood, who took three wickets for 24 runs, was adjudged man of the match.