IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni hit his first boundary off Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine in the Indian Premier League after facing 65 balls.
MS Dhoni breaks Sunil Narine jinx, hits the first boundary in 67 innings. (Courtesy by BCCI)
- MS Dhoni hit his first boundary against Sunil Narine in history of IPL
- Andre Russell dismissed MS Dhoni for 17 as Eoin Morgan took a splendid catch
- There is no particular reason why MS Dhoni struggles against Sunil Narine
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni on Monday hit his first-ever boundary off Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine in the Indian Premier League history at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Notably, Dhoni’s 1st boundary against Narine came off a free hit in the 17th over of the match. Dhoni slammed his first boundary off Narine while facing his 65th delivery.
Dhoni looked in good touch with the bat but failed to score big again as he was dismissed by Andre Russell after scoring 17 runs off 8 balls. Notably, Eoin Morgan took a splendid catch to get rid of Dhoni.
Notably, Narine has a solid record against CSK, but it is his impressive record against MS Dhoni which stands out. Dhoni has struggled to put Sunil Narine away, failing to pick the mystery spinner since facing him for the first time in 2012. There is no particular reason why MS Dhoni struggles against Sunil Narine. The wicket-keeper batsman has failed to pick the bowler in the past, with Narine known for having several tricks up his sleeve.
Dhoni vs Narine in IPL :
Innings : 15
Runs : 39
Balls : 69
Strike Rate : 56
Boundaries : 0
Dismissal : 1
Only 1 dismissal in 15 innings, Dhoni haa dominated Narine completely in this contest pic.twitter.com/2eRg2WddmC
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Before this match, MS Dhoni had faced a total of 63 balls from Sunil Narine over eight years in the IPL. CSK skipper had scored just 30 runs against the West Indian, meaning he had a strike rate of just 47.62 against Narine.
Sent into bat, Chennai Super Kings posted 220 for three against Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL game here on Wednesday. Faf du Plessis (95 not out) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (64) knocked the daylight out of KKR bowlers, adding 115 for the opening wicket to lay the foundation.
After Gaikwad was back in the hut, du Plessis continued his rampage and along with Mooen Ali (25) and MS Dhoni (17) took CSK past the 200-run mark. For KKR, Varun Chakravarthy (1/27), Sunile Narine (1/34) and Andre Russell (1/27) took one wicket each.