‘Finisher’ Dhoni steers CSK to win over MI
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MS Dhoni's late flourish helped Chennai Super Kings overcome Mumbai Indians by three wickets at the DY Patil Stadium.
MS Dhoni hit the winning runs and remained unbeaten on 28 as CSK chased down the 156-run goal on the penultimate ball.
CSK's Ambati Rayudu top-scored with a 35-ball 40, while Robin Uthappa added a 30.
Tilak Varma top-scored for Mumbai Indians with 51 not out from 43 balls, while Suryakumar Yadav contributed with a 21-ball 32.
Mukesh Choudhary took three wickets for 19 runs for CSK, while Dwayne Bravo claimed two wickets. In the powerplay, Mukesh Choudhary scythed through the Mumbai Indians' top order, removing Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan for ducks.
Dewald Brevis was next dismissed for seven runs, lowering Mumbai to 23/3 in the opening three overs.
Tilak Varma, a youngster, hit a stunning half-century to save Mumbai from a hazardous situation. Mumbai reached 155/7 in 20 overs thanks to Varma's valiant 51.