Ahmedabad: Dhoni created history again. The reign is intact… Chennai Super King has again become the champion under the captaincy of Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings created history at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Yes, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja won the title for the 5th time by snatching victory from the jaws of Gujarat Titans on the basis of Mohit Sharma’s winning four on the last ball.
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MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings also equaled Mumbai Indians’ record of winning the IPL title 5 times. In the rain-curtailed match, Chennai were set a target of 171 runs in 15 overs, while Gujarat scored 214 for 4 in 20 overs.The rain once spoiled the mood of the fans of cricket. It started raining during the innings break and the groundsmen quickly took cover and ran to the middle of the field. When the rain opened, it was only three balls of Chennai’s innings that it started raining again. At that time Chennai scored 4 runs without any loss in 3 balls. The torrential rain stopped, but by then the work had been ruined. About half an hour of rain spoiled the game of about two hours. The spectators were tensed as to what would happen to the final match.Let me tell you, Chennai needed 13 runs in the last over. When 3 runs were scored in the first 4 balls, there was mourning among the fans of Chennai. After this, Ravindra Jadeja made Chennai the champion for the 5th time by hitting a six and then a four. Seeing his celebration after playing the winning shot, Mohit Sharma on the other hand was disappointed. Gujarat Titans was disappointed. Jadeja returned unbeaten on 15 runs in 6 balls with the help of a four and a six, while Shivam Dubey returned unbeaten after scoring 32 runs in 21 balls with the help of 2 sixes. Gujarat showed a great game. From the beginning, the Gujarat team was being considered as a strong team.
Earlier, with the help of Sai Sudarshan’s 47-ball 96, Gujarat Titans set a target of 215 runs to win against Chennai Super Kings. Sudarshan hit 8 fours and 6 sixes in his innings. He gave Gujarat a huge score by playing important partnerships. Earlier, Shubman Gill was dismissed for 39 off 20 balls and Wriddhiman Saha scored a half-century. Gujarat scored 214 runs for four wickets when sent to bat first.
Compton Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s stumping was worth watching. As always happens. However, in the seventh over, Mahendra Singh Dhoni sent Gill to the pavilion while presenting a sample of superb stumping while the bowler was Ravindra Jadeja. Gill scored 890 runs in 17 matches this season at an average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 157.80, the second best performance by a batsman in IPL history. Saha completed his second half-century in this IPL in the 13th over. Chennai Super Kings have equaled Mumbai by registering their fifth win. In such a situation, once again Dhoni increased the number of his fans. Dhoni’s reign remained intact. Pic Credit:CSK