Thanks to Sandeep Sharma holding his composure against an on-song MS Dhoni, Rajasthan Royals sneaked home by three runs against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday, April 12.
CSK needed 63 off 30. The tweakers had spun a web. Dhoni, CSK’s number 8, had come in to bat in his 200th game as the skipper of the franchise. The experienced duo played it safe and saw the spinners through to bring the equation down to 40 off the final 2 overs.
The pressure got to Sandeep Sharma as he dished out a couple of wides. With 19 required off 5, MS Dhoni picked two attempted yorkers that turned out to be low full-tosses and dispatched them for consecutive sixes to bring it down to 7 off 3. Sharma didn’t panic though, getting his act together to bowl three inch-perfect yorkers. His spirited last over nudged Rajasthan Royals to the top of the Indian Premier League table.
WHAT. A. GAME! 👏 👏
Another day, another last-ball finish in #TATAIPL 2023! 😎@sandeep25a holds his nerve as @rajasthanroyals seal a win against #CSK! 👍 👍
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— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 2023