Watch: MS Dhoni's Controversial Run-Out In The Final
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Chasing 150 against their bogey team Mumbai Indians in the ongoing final of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings were comfortably placed at 70 for 1 in the tenth over. While the runs were not coming at a good rate, the Super Kings had wickets in their hands. However, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu departed in space of three runs as Super Kings found themselves reeling at 73 for 3 from 70 for 1.

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All eyes were on MS Dhoni then as Super Kings’ hopes pretty much relied on him. However, the talismanic skipper could not last long and fell prey to a controversial run-out. Dhoni could score just 2 off 8 balls to leave his team reeling at 82 for 4.  On the fourth ball of the 13th over, Hardik Pandya bowled a short delivery to Shane Watson. The Australian allrounder only managed to glove the delivery as the ball went to the left of Lasith Malinga.

The veteran pacer then fired an overthrow at the bowler’s end but the ball only went as far as the mid-off. Dhoni, however, decided to test the fielder only to see Ishan Kishan hitting the bulls eye. There was confusion all around as different angles showed different scenarios. But eventually the umpire gave his decision in Mumbai’s favour.

Here is a clip showing MS Dhoni’s run-out:

https://twitter.com/PRINCE3758458/status/1127625795277664257

Meanwhile, this is the fourth final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.The first final between these two teams had taken place in 2010 which Chennai had won to claim their first IPL title. However, Mumbai beat Chennai in 2013 and 2015 to take the upper hand.

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