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WATCH: Comical Gary Ballance tumble manages to share limelight with MS Dhoni special on hectic IPL day

Dhoni, a demi-god in his own rights, played a 26-ball 40-run knock to help Rising Pune Supergiant post a fighting total of 162 runs at Mumbai's historic Wankhede Stadium, where he famously sealed the 2011 ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka with a six. But that tumble Ballance took made sure that cricket fans in another hemisphere get their fair share of entertainment.

WATCH: Comical Gary Ballance tumble manages to share limelight with MS Dhoni special on hectic IPL day
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New Delhi: On a day which witnessed the brilliance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni overshadowing all other cricketing feats with his epoch-making knock in the first play-off of IPL 2017, somewhere in England, a certain Gary Ballance was making his own noises.

First, the left-handed batsman top-scored with a 71-run knock in the Yorkshire-Leicester match of England's One-Day Cup, then he got himself out hit-wicket in a strange way.

Electing to bat first at Headingley, hosts Yorkshire started well thanks to a 62-run opening stand between Adam Lyth and Alex Lees. But the final impetus came from Ballance, who scored a well-crafted half-century. In his 66-ball innings, the 27-year-old hit five fours and a six.

But the 'defining moment' of the knock came in the 43rd over, when Yorkshire were looking to change the gear. Ballance tried to reach to a widish delivery from medium pacer Tom Wells, but he ended losing his footing and took a tumble, hitting the wicket in the process.

Here's the video:

Dhoni, a demi-god in his own rights, played a 26-ball 40-run knock to help Rising Pune Supergiant post a fighting total of 162 runs at Mumbai's historic Wankhede Stadium, where he famously sealed the 2011 ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka with a six.

Here's a glimpse of his knock, which had five sixes:

The total proved just about enough, with pre-tournament favourites Mumbai Indians making a mess while chasing.  The result was a 20-run win for the visitors in the Maha derby of the world's most watched cricket league. And it also meant that the legend of Dhoni gets a new chapter.

But that tumble Ballance took made sure cricket fans in another hemisphere get their share of entertainment, though at the cost one of England's best hitters.

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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