Imperious Dhoni seals last-ball win

Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016, Visakhapatnam
Hashim Amla's 27-ball 30 gave Kings XI Punjab a solid start after they elected to bat in their final match of IPL 2016© BCCI
© BCCIHashim Amla's 27-ball 30 gave Kings XI Punjab a solid start after they elected to bat in their final match of IPL 2016
R Ashwin and George Bailey combined to give Rising Pune Supergiants their first wicket in the eighth over when Amla was caught at midwicket© BCCI
© BCCIR Ashwin and George Bailey combined to give Rising Pune Supergiants their first wicket in the eighth over when Amla was caught at midwicket
Wriddhiman Saha didn't hang in for long, but Gurkeerat Singh and M Vijay added 58 for the third wicket© AFP
© AFPWriddhiman Saha didn't hang in for long, but Gurkeerat Singh and M Vijay added 58 for the third wicket
Vijay top-scored with 59 off 41 balls, before falling on the slog to Ashwin© BCCI
© BCCIVijay top-scored with 59 off 41 balls, before falling on the slog to Ashwin
Gurkeerat holed out to Deepak Chahar at deep square leg in the 18th over for a 30-ball 51© BCCI
© BCCIGurkeerat holed out to Deepak Chahar at deep square leg in the 18th over for a 30-ball 51
Supergiants then pegged Kings XI back with a flurry of wickets. Kings XI lost three wickets for six runs and were restricted to 172 for 7© BCCI
© BCCISupergiants then pegged Kings XI back with a flurry of wickets. Kings XI lost three wickets for six runs and were restricted to 172 for 7
Supergiants' chase got off to a brisk start until Sandeep Sharma provided the breakthrough by having Ajinkya Rahane caught behind© BCCI
© BCCISupergiants' chase got off to a brisk start until Sandeep Sharma provided the breakthrough by having Ajinkya Rahane caught behind
George Bailey and Saurabh Tiwary fell for low scores, and Usman Khawaja scored a sluggish 30 before holing out to deep midwicket to leave Supergiants on 80 for 4© AFP
© AFPGeorge Bailey and Saurabh Tiwary fell for low scores, and Usman Khawaja scored a sluggish 30 before holing out to deep midwicket to leave Supergiants on 80 for 4
Supergiants were left clinging on to MS Dhoni, who had walked in with them needing 95 off 52 balls© BCCI
© BCCISupergiants were left clinging on to MS Dhoni, who had walked in with them needing 95 off 52 balls
Dhoni found able support in the form of Thisara Perera, who struck two fours and a six to keep Supergiants alive. Dhoni and Perera added 58 for the sixth wicket off just 29 balls© BCCI
© BCCIDhoni found able support in the form of Thisara Perera, who struck two fours and a six to keep Supergiants alive. Dhoni and Perera added 58 for the sixth wicket off just 29 balls
After Perera's dismissal, Dhoni farmed the strike and took the onus of knocking off the remaining runs. With the equation down to 23 off the last over, the Supergiants captain faced two dots in the first three legitimate balls, and then clobbered a four and two sixes off Axar Patel to seal a last-ball win and ensure his team didn't finish last© BCCI
© BCCIAfter Perera's dismissal, Dhoni farmed the strike and took the onus of knocking off the remaining runs. With the equation down to 23 off the last over, the Supergiants captain faced two dots in the first three legitimate balls, and then clobbered a four and two sixes off Axar Patel to seal a last-ball win and ensure his team didn't finish last

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