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Watch: How MS Dhoni’s plan to secure a last-over victory for the Punjab Kings was foiled by Sikandar Raza

In Punjab Kings’ IPL 2023 victory over Chennai Super Kings, Sikandar Raza was the star.

Sikandar Raza outmaneuvered MS Dhoni’s very much spread-out plans to secure an exhilarating last-ball win for Punjab Lords against Chennai Super Rulers in the Indian Chief Association (IPL) 2023 on Sunday.

Dhoni made a few adjustments to the field with three fielders on the leg side. A sweeper cover, and a long-off with three runs are needed from the final delivery. The strategy was to focus on the stump of the leg and prevent Raza from crossing a boundary.

However, despite the fact that the ball was stopped before the boundary. Raza was able to guide it above the backward square leg, and the batters ran three to win the game. “Captain Cool” was rarely unsuccessful in carrying out his master plan.

In a tense Indian Premier League match at Chepauk, Punjab Kings defeated Chennai Super Kings by four wickets on Sunday. Sikandar Raza held his nerve to score the necessary three runs off the final ball.

Matheesha Pathirana’s final over, in which Punjab needed nine runs to win to chase 201, only gave up two runs in the first three deliveries.

However, under tremendous pressure, Raza performed admirably, scoring two runs from each of the subsequent two deliveries.

Mahesh Theekshana made a phenomenal handling stop on the last ball that Raza (13 not out) sent toward the limit. But rather at that point, the PBKS players had scored three runs, which dazed the home group at Chepauk.

Punjab finished at 201 for 6 as Prabhsimran Singh (42). Liam Livingstone (40), Sam Curran (29), and Jitesh Sharma (21) accepted essential parts as CSK opener Devon Conway’s wonderful bang of 92 not out went very much.

After triumph appeared troublesome in the middle overs before Livingstone and Curran made something happen, Punjab hitters did well to pull off a victory. In the most recent test, Tushar Deshpande’s 24 runs in the sixteenth over were crucial.

Jitesh Sharma (21 runs off 10 balls) hit the principal ball for a four and got two off the following with 22 runs required from 12 balls. He tumbled off the fourth ball, got by substitute Shaik Rasheed in the significant.

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