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Chennai: In front of MS Dhoni and that too in his house, someone else finishes the match on the last ball, it rarely happens. Sikandar Raza did this. Punjab Kings all-rounder Sikandar Raza took the required 3 runs off the last ball and put thousands of CSK fans at Chepauk Stadium in a tizzy. With this, the last Punjab defeated Chennai by 4 wickets. In this way, Chennai had to face defeat at home for the second time in a row.
While batting first, Chennai scored a big score of 200 runs. MS Dhoni had hit two sixes in the last two balls and it seemed that these would prove to be the difference of victory. The spinners of Chennai, however, could not take advantage of this at their home ground. Punjab needed 10 runs in the last over and Matisha Patirana gave 7 runs in 5 balls. On the last ball, Sikandar Raza took 3 runs by playing a pull shot and gave the team victory.
Devon Conway once again played an explosive innings for Chennai. This New Zealand opener crossed the fifty mark for the fifth time this season. Although he could not reach the century. Conway, who remained at the crease from the beginning to the end of the innings, returned unbeaten after scoring 92 runs. During this, he again got the team off to a strong start of 86 runs with his opening partner Rituraj Gaikwad.
However, Chennai surprisingly did not field Ajinkya Rahane, who was running in excellent form, for batting. Instead, three consecutive left-handed batsmen came for batting. Shivam Dubey landed at number three and returned quickly after scoring 28 runs. Moin Ali and Ravindra Jadeja came after this, however, could not do anything special.
It seemed difficult for Chennai to reach 200 runs but it became possible in the last two balls. Along with this, the wish of the fans of Chennai was also fulfilled. Captain MS Dhoni, who came out for batting in the last over, put the finishing touch for the team. Dhoni took the team to 200 runs (4 wickets) by hitting consecutive sixes in the last two balls of Sam Karan.