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MS Dhoni of Chennai Superkings plays a shot during match 29 of the Indian Premier League season 17 (IPL 2024) between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings held at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on the 14th April 2024. (Sportzpics)

MS Dhoni of Chennai Superkings plays a shot during match 29 of the Indian Premier League season 17 (IPL 2024) between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings held at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on the 14th April 2024. (Sportzpics)

Dhoni’s three sixers on the trot off the last four deliveries in the innings carried CSK over the 200-run mark against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings put up a total of 206 for the loss of 4 wickets in their 20 overs against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday in the 2024 edition of the IPL.

Fifties from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube solidified CSK’s innings after a rather slow start, but the side from Tamil Nadu were carried over the 200-run mark thanks to MS Dhoni’s three sixers on the trot off the last four deliveries in the innings.

Dhoni walked in to bat with Chennai at 186/4 in 19.2 overs after Daryl Mitchell fell prey to Hardik Pandya and went on to smash three sixers off the first three deliveries he faced. The World Cup winner picked up a double off the last ball to finish unbeaten at 20 off just 4 deliveries.

MI skipper Pandya won the toss and opted to put Chennai to bat first as the visitors opened with Ajinkya Rahane and Rachin Ravindra. Rahane fell cheaply for just 5 off 8 deliveries to Gerald Coetzee. Ravindra and Gaikwad put up a 52-run stand to steady the innings before the Kiwi departed for 21 off 16.

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Dube stood alongside skipper Gaikwad in a 90-run partnership as both batters reached their half-centuries before the captain was scalped by his opposition number for 69 off 40 deliveries.

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Mitchell was scalped after chipping in with 17 runs before Dhoni took over. Dube remained unbeaten at 66 off just 38 deliveries alongside Dhoni as Chennai set MI a target of 207 runs to win in 20 overs.

Mumbai Indians started their chase on a flying note as they race to 70 for no loss in the first seven overs of the game before Matheesha Patheerana removed Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav to hal the MI momentum.