Dhoni sets a new record; becomes first captain to win 100 IPL matches

Dhoni sets a new record; becomes first captain to win 100 IPL matches

MS Dhoni on Thursday has set a new record in the 12th edition of the IPL by becoming the first-ever captain in the Indian Premier League to win 100 matches.

Mitchell Santner’s last-ball sixer helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Rajasthan Royals(RR) by 4 wickets to register Chennai’s sixth win of the IPL 2019.

Shane Watson went back to pavilion for none while chasing down the target of 151. The fans were left disappointed when Suresh Raina (4) was run out in the next over. Chennai lost two more wickets in quick succession – Faf du Plessis (7) and Kedar Jadhav (1). The score was 24/4 in 5.5 overs.

But once again captain cool managed to save the day. Ambati Rayudu and Dhoni made 74-ball 95. After Rayudu(57) was dismissed by Ben Stokes in the 18th over, Ravindra Jadeja joined MS on the pitch.

The two managed to bring down the score to 8 off last four balls. At this crucial moment, Dhoni(58 ) was dismissed by Stokes.

The match soon turned tensed after Stokes bowled a full-toss above waist height to Santner, which was initially signalled as a no-ball by the straight umpire before being overturned as the square leg umpire. However, Jadeja and Santner protested against the decision while MS Dhoni charged onto the field and got involved in a heated argument with the match officials.

The captain cool has been fined 50 percent of his match fee after his outburst.

“MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur,” a media release from IPL said.

“Mr Dhoni admitted to the Level 2 offence 2.20 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the release said.


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