Ashwin traps Dube, Rahane plumb

The match seemed to be slipping away from Rajasthan Royals’ grasp as pressure got to Sandeep Sharma in the final over with MS Dhoni unleashing consecutive sixes. He managed to held his composure in the end to deliver a three-run victory for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday, April 12.

CSK needed 63 runs off 30 balls. 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.

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.