More than 400 days after his last competitive match, MS Dhoni took to the field for Chennai Super Kings on Saturday in the Indian Premier League season-opener and registered his 100th win as captain in the tournament.
Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis hit half-centuries while Sam Curran played a crucial cameo as CSK chased down 163 in the last over of second innings. Rayudu (71 off 48) and du Plessis (58 not-out off 44) came together to put on a brilliant 115-run partnership for the third wicket
Dhoni’s astute captaincy was backed up by some brilliant bowling at the back end as CSK restricted MI to 162/9 in Abu Dhabi.
CSK’s new recruits – leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (1/21 in 4 overs) and left-arm seamer Sam Curran (1/28 in 4 overs) – made a fantastic first impression while Lungi…