53rd match (D/N), Visakhapatnam, May 21 2016, Indian Premier League
Supergiants won by 4 wickets
player of the match
MS Dhoni
Rising Pune Supergiant
end of over 2023 runs
RPS: 173/6CRR: 8.65 
MS Dhoni64 (32)
Ravichandran Ashwin1 (1)
Axar Patel4-0-43-1
Mohit Sharma4-0-39-1

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MS Dhoni is the player of the match for his unbeaten 32-ball 64. "It was a fantastic game. If we were alive, this is the kind of game you wanted to win to get into the knockouts. Looking back, we started well and ended well. We were never completely outplayed, which gives us the confidence that we can do better next year. We have to lift our game slightly, which will have an impact on our team. Right from the start, bowling was one department where we were worried. When we have started well with the new ball, the spinners have done well. Otherwise they have struggled. Overall, there were glimpses of some very good talent. We don't have the luxury of having outstanding players on the bench, but this is still a very good team. How we change our game according to our demands is important, so adaptability is the key. This IPL, the best wickets were provided."

Saurabh: "MSD keeps the marker after signing the match ball to himself once again! He likes to keep them as souvenirs? "

Anush Rajagopal: "Bailey was a wonderful captain. Just had a bad season. Much like Dhoni's season this time around. Kings eleven should have never terminated his services."

7:35pm Should Vijay have gone for Abbott? Well, we can debate that long and hard into the night, but for now, lets celebrate MS Dhoni magic. Woah, that was some hitting! Get your heart rates back to normal, folks. It could have so easily gone wrong, but Dhoni kept his composure, cool and then ensured the job was done in the end. What was the probability of striking 23 off the final over to win this game? Not much, but boy, has he done what he used to do all those years back, and in some style. You wouldn't know RPS had just clinched a thriller by looking at Dhoni's face. He's as calm as they come, his partner Ashwin is more animated at the other end as the entire team runs onto the field to embrace their leader. Heart-stopper! The crowd have got their monies worth. Who would have thought a dead rubber would give us a thriller, and an MS Dhoni special his fans were hoping for? Incredible!

ANIRBAN: "Dhoni bids adieu to this year's ipl with his signature helicopter shot. whadda player."

Nabeel: "That somehow sums up King's XI season, next time please focus a little more on who should lead the team because the captaincy woes are hurting them badly ! that was an absolute shocker from Vijay to hand it over to Axar."

Anush Rajagopal: "Welcome back MS Dhoni. "

Patel to Dhoni, SIX runs

what a man! Yem Yessssss Dhoniiiiiiiiiiii. Remember the nammeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Axar bowls this from over the wicket, but the change of angle does little to alter Dhoni's bat swing. This was fired in, too full on middle and leg, but Dhoni had decided he was going over midwicket come hell or high water, and that bottom hand of his is into play as the ball flies off the middle of the bat into the deep midwicket boundary. Shades of the good old helicopter in that one. The powerful wrists of his to the fore as he flicked it up and over. Wow!

There's a dog on the field, and it doesn't want to leave. Is it the same dog that halted play the other night? Don't think KXIP would be complaining. It gives Axar time to gather his thoughts

Patel to Dhoni, SIX runs

short on middle, Dhoni moves back into the crease and swings this one over deep midwicket. Wow! Incredible. Too short, he picked the length early

Patel to Dhoni, FOUR runs

short outside off and he's flat batted that over cover, one bounce into the ropes. An inch on the other side and it would have been six. Is this alive still? This was too short, Dhoni had enough room to slap that over the infield

Patel to Dhoni, no run

he flat-batted that towards deep cover, was certain it was a boundary but Amla, who was running around to his left dived full length to his left to stop that. They missed an opportunity to pinch two runs

Patel to Dhoni, SIX runs

that's why he refused the run. This one was into his hitting arc, too full and Dhoni clobbered that over long-on. What swing, what power off the bottom hand

Patel to Dhoni, 1 wide

was he trying to bowl a bouncer or what? Ball left his hand late as he tried to dart one into middle and leg, Saha stops it like a goalkeeper

Patel to Dhoni, no run

dot ball. Absolute gold. Fired into middle, Dhoni mistimes a pull, but hits it straight to deep midwicket

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
RPS: 150/6CRR: 7.89 • RRR: 23.00 • Need 23 runs from 6b
MS Dhoni42 (26)
Ravichandran Ashwin1 (1)
Mohit Sharma4-0-39-1
Sandeep Sharma4-0-29-1
Sharma to Dhoni, 1 run

squeezed back past the bowler to long-off, another yorker-length delivery which Dhoni couldn't get underneath

Sharma to Dhoni, no run

rip-roaring yorker on middle and leg, Dhoni just managed to get his bat down in the nick of time to prevent that from smashing into the stumps

Sharma to Dhoni, no run

the slower ball works this time, but Dhoni refuses the single. He walks across the stumps to fetch the slow ball on middle towards deep midwicket. He hit it well, but straight to Amla. Immediately signalled to his partner to suggest 'don't even bother trying to take a run'

Sharma to Dhoni, FOUR runs

he's got it away into the point boundary. Not entirely convincing but it doesn't matter. Low full toss outside off, Dhoni's big swing ensures he gets enough bat on it as he slices it into the boundary. Wrong line, the match is alive

Divyamsh : "Master of Slower ball strikes... "

Sharma to Ashwin, 1 run

makes a bit of room to squeeze a full ball to point for a quick single

Sharma to Perera, OUT

big, big wicket. Mohit floats this full outside off from around the stumps, Thisara looks to swing across the line over long-on, but only manages to get a thick outside edge which Saha accepts with glee.

Thisara Perera c †Saha b Sharma 23 (27m 14b 2x4 1x6) SR: 164.29