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IPL 2017: Mahendra Singh Dhoni silences critics with marvellous knock, helps Pune beat Hyderabad in last ball — WATCH

The legend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni just got bigger on Saturday when when 'Captain Cool' produced a marvellous innings under pressure to help struggling Rising Pune Supergiant to a last-ball thriller against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL 2017: Mahendra Singh Dhoni silences critics with marvellous knock, helps Pune beat Hyderabad in last ball — WATCH
Courtesy: BCCI/IPL

New Delhi: The legend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni just got bigger on Saturday when when 'Captain Cool' produced a marvellous innings under pressure to help struggling Rising Pune Supergiant to a last-ball thriller against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Dhoni, 35, hit the winning runs – a four – to remind his fans that they can still bet on him. And at the same time, the Ranchi man silenced his critics, who were calling for his head.

Chasing 177, Dhoni scored an unbeaten 61 off just 34 balls with the help of five boundaries and three sixes, to steer the Pune to a thrilling victory in the last ball, reaching 179 for four in 20 overs.


Here are the links to MS Dhoni Sixes:

Six 1: Over 14.4 - Siddharth Kaul to MS Dhoni, over long-on boundary

Six 2: Over 17.4 - Mohammed Siraj to MS Dhoni, over long-on boundary

Six 3: Over 18.4 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar to MS Dhoni, long-on boundary


He was ably supported by opener Rahul Tripathi, who made a quick-fire 41-ball 59 at the top of the order to give Pune a blazing start to their innings.

Earlier, Rising Pune Supergiant produced a disciplined bowling effort before a smashing half-century by Moises Henriques enabled Sunrisers Hyderabad to reach a competitive total of 176 for three.

(With PTI inputs)

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets