Watch: MS Dhoni’s Hat-Trick of Sixes makes Wankhede go Crazy!

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Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni illuminated the Wankhede Stadium with an explosive onslaught of sixes during a group match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) on Sunday. With the crowd’s anticipation reaching a crescendo, Dhoni, showcasing his wealth of experience and unwavering composure, sent three consecutive deliveries from Hardik Pandya soaring beyond the boundary ropes, setting the stadium ablaze with excitement.

MS Dhoni’s masterclass in timing and power yielded a staggering 20 runs off just four deliveries, leaving both the opposition and spectators in awe of his enduring brilliance. Despite coming in to bat with only four balls remaining in the innings, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman unleashed his beast mode with remarkable precision.

Launching three consecutive sixes off the first three balls he faced in the final over, Dhoni’s first maximum soared an impressive 81 meters over long off, followed swiftly by another powerful strike over mid-wicket. Demonstrating no signs of slowing down, he smashed a full toss to the deep square leg boundary, leaving the opposition stunned and the crowd roaring with excitement.

MS Dhoni’s heroic display not only rescued CSK from a somewhat precarious position of 186 with just four balls left but also propelled them past the 200-run mark. Mumbai, having won the toss, elected to field first, placing Chennai in the batting spotlight.

While Ajinkya Rahane failed to make a significant impact, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra constructed a crucial partnership, adding 52 runs. Gaikwad’s sublime form proved instrumental in keeping Chennai’s scoreboard ticking. However, it was the explosive alliance between Gaikwad and Shivam Dube that ultimately turned the tide in CSK’s favor. Both batsmen notched half-centuries, with MS Dhoni’s late cameo stealing the spotlight.

MI vs CSK: Full Scorecard

Chennai Super Kings  (20 ovs maximum)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Ajinkya Rahane c Pandya b Coetzee5881062.50
Rachin Ravindra c †Ishan Kishan b Gopal21163721131.25
Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)c Mohammad Nabi b Pandya69407055172.50
Shivam Dube not out663868102173.68
Daryl Mitchell c Mohammad Nabi b Pandya17142310121.42
MS Dhoni †not out204403500.00
Extras(lb 3, w 5)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.30)206/4
Did not bat: Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, Shardul Thakur, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana 
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Ajinkya Rahane, 1.4 ov), 2-60 (Rachin Ravindra, 7.5 ov), 3-150 (Ruturaj Gaikwad, 15.2 ov), 4-186 (Daryl Mitchell, 19.2 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammad Nabi301906.3371100
Gerald Coetzee403518.75134210
Jasprit Bumrah402706.7582020
Akash Madhwal3037012.3344200
Shreyas Gopal10919.0020100
Hardik Pandya3043214.3364320
Romario Shepherd2033016.5024200

Mumbai Indians  (T: 207 runs from 20 ovs)

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Rohit Sharma not out1056399115166.66
Ishan Kishan †c Thakur b Pathirana23153131153.33
Suryakumar Yadav c Mustafizur Rahman b Pathirana022000.00
Tilak Varma c Thakur b Pathirana31202750155.00
Hardik Pandya (c)c Jadeja b Deshpande2680033.33
Tim David c Ravindra b Mustafizur Rahman135602260.00
Romario Shepherd b Pathirana1240050.00
Mohammad Nabi not out47130057.14
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 5)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.30)186/6
Did not bat: Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Gerald Coetzee 
Fall of wickets: 1-70 (Ishan Kishan, 7.1 ov), 2-70 (Suryakumar Yadav, 7.3 ov), 3-130 (Tilak Varma, 13.5 ov), 4-134 (Hardik Pandya, 15.3 ov), 5-148 (Tim David, 16.3 ov), 6-157 (Romario Shepherd, 17.3 ov) • DRS
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tushar Deshpande402917.2593100
Mustafizur Rahman4055113.7554430
Shardul Thakur403508.7593200
Ravindra Jadeja403709.2585100
Matheesha Pathirana402847.00124010

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