IPL 2018: MS Dhoni’s Effort Pull CSK Past RCB, Virat Kohli Fined Rs 12 Lakh

| April 26 , 2018 , 12:11 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again showed that the competitive flame within him is still there as he lead his team Chennai Super Kings in chasing down a mammoth total set by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday.

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Batting first, RCB notched up a competitive 205 for eight riding on AB de Villiers 30-ball 68 and Quinton de Kock's 53, but CSK chased down the target with two balls to spare.

Dhoni remained not out with seven maximums and a boundary, after adding 101 runs for the fifth wicket with Rayudu.

CSK needed 16 runs in the last over and Dhoni hit a six, his seventh of the night, to see his team through after Dwayne Bravo struck and a boundary and a six.

Virat Kohli was fined Rs 12 Lakh for slow over-rate during the CSK innings.

"As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr Kohli was fined Rs 12 lakh," an IPL press release said.

Earlier, RCB's was a strange inning as it saw two wicket-maiden overs and a triple-wicket final over, which also fetched the home team 14 runs. The middle overs, though, were thoroughly dominated by the batsmen.