New Delhi, After Ravindra Jadeja, Dhoni’s return to the helm of Chennai has given Chennai a resounding victory over Hyderabad. Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first in the match being played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune.
Batting first, Chennai lost 4 wickets at the end of 20 overs and scored 204 runs. Opener Ruturaj Gaekwad missed a century for a run. He scored a brilliant 3 runs in 4 balls. Besides, Conway was unbeaten on 4 runs.
Chasing 205, Hyderabad managed to score 16 runs in 20 overs. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, Chennai had a stunning 13-run victory over Hyderabad. From Chennai, Mukesh Chaudhary was 3 wickets faster. Ravindra Jadeja had announced yesterday that he would hand over the captaincy to Dhoni.
With Dhoni’s captaincy, Chennai’s fortunes unfolded. After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Chennai openers Ruturaj Gaekwad and Devon Conway got off to a great start. Gaikwad scored 4 off 9 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes. Before he could complete his century, he had caught Bhuvneshwar Kumar off Natarajan.
After which Dhoni came to the crease. But he could only make 3 runs. Opener Conway was unbeaten on 7 off 9 balls with the help of 4 fours and 6 sixes.
While Jadeja was unbeaten on one run. Chasing a target of 203, the Hyderabad team got off to a good start with openers Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williams. Sharma scored 4 off 9 balls and Williams scored 3 off 4 balls. However, then Rahul Tripathi returned to the pavilion with 0 runs. When Markram was out for 18 runs.
However, after that Shashank Singh was out for 15 runs and Washington was out for a beautiful 6 runs. Nicholas Poor was also unbeaten on 7 off 9 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes.