CSK v Sunrisers Hyderabad, CLT20, Ranchi

Dhoni hits five sixes in Perera over

The 18th over of Chennai Super Kings' innings, bowled by Thisara Perera, cost 34 runs. Here's how MS Dhoni did it

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 26, 2013

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MS Dhoni slammed five sixes off a Thisara Perera over, Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Group B, Champions League 2013, Ranchi, September 26, 2013
MS Dhoni hit four consecutive sixes © BCCI

17.1, 1 wide, starts with a wide down the leg side
17.1, SIX, pitches it up and where does it go? Straight into the stands over the sight screen. MSD took a step towards off and slammed it 92 metres away from him, the crowd erupts
17.2, 1 wide, well outside off and wide again. Pressure is showing on Perera
17.2, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, Dhoni doesn't connect properly and a misfield at midwicket from Ishant gives them two
17.3, SIX, full toss and where does this one go? Over the fine leg boundary. Dhoni didn't have to use much power their, he used the pace of the bowler to whip it towards a short boundary
17.4, SIX, this one's on a length and Dhoni has played an inside-out slice over deep backward point for another six. He used his wrists to swivel this one and got the distance
17.5, SIX, on length outside off and CRASH BOOM BANG! This has gone over wide long-on for a huge six. It was a repeat of the six he struck to finish the World Cup
17.6, SIX, short outside off, third man in the circle and Dhoni reaches out for an upper cut and it lands on the rope for the fifth six of the over! Took some time to find the ball

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Posted by arunsmail4u on (October 2, 2013, 7:54 GMT)

Its amazing the way he shocked cricket viewers over these years by his weird moves which can hardly fail! Situation awareness, observation, quickness in reaction! Long story short, Man with a plan.. The one and only MS Dhoni.. Hats off!

Posted by   on (September 27, 2013, 18:53 GMT)

So it was poor fielding that caused this. Had Ishant prevented the second run Dhoni would have been at the other end. But I still think that Dhoni should have been the man of the match. It was his batting that made all the difference particularly this over. SRH lost by only 11 runs. Also, too many bowlers may be SRH dilemma as Dhawan does not know who to use when. He should keep Ishant for later use. Dhawan is not good at rotating bowlers. But SRH must be feeling OK because it was an extraordinary batting by Dhoni and they almost chased it that too with a lot of batters contributing.

Posted by S.Jagernath on (September 27, 2013, 10:08 GMT)

@Patdabac.You must mean when Dhoni is playing a T20 because I have seen Dhoni look like a deer in the headlights when playing fast swing bowling on a fast surface,its actually quite easy to stop him in real cricket.

Posted by S.Jagernath on (September 27, 2013, 10:05 GMT)

Its amazing how an international cricketer like Thisara Perera can have absolutely no control over his bowling.Where was the yorker?Its shocking how ridiculously poor the bowling was.

Posted by sweetspot on (September 27, 2013, 7:32 GMT)

@Blade-Runner - "Been there, done that"? So what was there to be sweating with nervousness? Even Steyn was dismantled by AB DeVilliers in an IPL game, but he didn't look like a deer caught in a headlight beam.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (September 27, 2013, 6:56 GMT)

Congrats to Thisara for the achievement. Does this guy termed as worlds best bowler and better than Styen few days back by SL fans??

Posted by SyedArbabAhmed on (September 27, 2013, 6:33 GMT)

India has been blessed with very good batsman and leader in the form of MS Dhoni, Respect from Pakistan!

Posted by   on (September 27, 2013, 0:29 GMT)

reply to johnathonjosephs : I dont know why its a problem when Dhoni or Inidan player or Indian team is on the front page, if they deserve, they will be. We have seen thousands of times, when anyone in England or Australia sneezes , its on the front page. This was not a sneeze , this was best of the best cricket.Stop being jealous and appreciate the talent irrespective of the country they come from.

Posted by   on (September 26, 2013, 22:56 GMT)

Perera looked highly nervous from the 1st ball. 3 overs and 60 runs - it is hurting a lot !

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