MS Dhoni Reaction in Last Over Goes Viral: The rain-affected Chennai vs Gujarat match was played on reserve day and then rain interrupted the match, due to which Chennai got a target of 15 runs in 172 overs based on the Duckworth-Lewis system forvictory. The dice kept turning every moment and Mohit Sharma (Mohit Sharma) almost sealed Gujarat's victory by showering yorkers, but Jadeja's intentions were different. Chennai needed ten runs off the last two balls and Jadeja hit a six on long off on the fifth ball.
As soon as he hit the last ball, the entire Chennai team except captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran on the field. Dhoni, who is probably playing his last IPL, closed his eyes to hide the moisture in his eyes. He later arrived among the team to celebrate.
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This is how MS Dhoni reacts after winning his 5th IPL as a captain.
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Earlier, B Sai Sudarshan's 47 off 96 balls helped defending champions Gujarat Titans score 214 for four. Sudarshan (Sai Sudharsan Fifty vs CSK) hit eight fours and six sixes in his innings. He gave Gujarat a huge score by playing important partnerships. Shubman Gill scored 20 off 39 balls and Wriddhiman Saha scored a half-century.
In reply, Chennai got off to an aggressive start with Devon Conway (25 off 47 balls) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (16 off 26 balls) adding 39 off 74 balls for the first wicket. Afghanistan's Noor Ahmed sent both of them to the pavilion in the seventh over and returned Gujarat to the match. Ajinkya Rahane became Mohit's first victim by scoring 13 off 27 balls.
At the other end, Shivam Dubey took time to settle down but he opened his hand by hitting Rashid with two sixes. Playing his last match, Ambati Rayudu scored 19 runs in eight balls with a four and two sixes. Once again, Mohit took wickets on two consecutive balls in the 13th over to make Gujarat's lead heavy. Dhoni, who came on the field after Rayudu's dismissal, was greeted by the crowd in the jam-packed stadium but he caught David Miller without opening the account on the first ball.
Such was the thrill of the last over.
Gujarat's bowlers started dominating and needed 22 runs in the last two overs and 14 runs in the last over. Mohit bowled the first four balls of the last over and scored only four runs but he missed the last two balls and Jadeja made Chennai the IPL champion for the fifth time by hitting a four on the last ball.