Visakhapatnam: Desperate not to finish at the bottom of the table, MS Dhoni’s last ball heroics helped Rising Pune Supergiants beat Kings XI Punjab in the IPL match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. Dhoni brought back the memories of his old days, as he hit back-to-back sixes in the last two balls off Axar Patel to give RPS a four-wicket win.
MS Dhoni, who was Man-of-the-Match for his unbeaten 32-ball 64,s said, “It was a fantastic game. If we were alive, this is the kind of game you wanted to win to get into the knockouts. Looking back, we started well and ended well. We were never completely outplayed, which gives us the confidence that we can do better next year. We have to lift our game slightly, which will have an impact on our team.”
The RPS skipper said that right from the start, bowling was one department where they were worried about. “When we have started well with the new ball, the spinners have done well. Otherwise they have struggled. Overall, there were glimpses of some very good talent. We don't have the luxury of having outstanding players on the bench, but this is still a very good team. How we change our game according to our demands is important, so adaptability is the key. This IPL, the best wickets were provided.”