IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: 'As close as a Dhoni stumping!', Twitterati react to Chennai skipper's run out

The latest blow to the defending champions was the run out of MS Dhoni in the 13th over of the innings

FirstCricket Staff, May 12, 2019 23:08:46 IST

Just when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seemed to be strolling their way towards a victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL 2019 final, the latter pulled back with a few quick wickets to pull the match back in their favour.

The latest blow to the defending champions was the run out of MS Dhoni in the 13th over of the innings, with the Chennai skipper departing for just two, leaving the responsibility of anchoring the chase on Shane Watson's shoulders. What's worse, it was an overthrow that resulted in Dhoni's dismissal, with the veteran keeper-batsman opting to not let go of an extra run, however risky.

TV umpire Nigel Llong took a long time, using multiple replays from different angles before arriving at a conclusion.

Dhoni's run-out has created some buzz on the social media already. Let's take a look at how Twitter reacted to the moment:

Definitely one of the tougher decisions in Llong’s career:

Got pretty close in the end:

Yep, that’s how close it was:

The fact that it was MSD’s wicket that was on the line added further pressure on the TV umpire:

MI skipper Rohit Sharma was initially irritated, and was celebrating shortly after:

Earlier, CSK dished out a disciplined bowling performance under pressure to restrict Mumbai Indians to 149 for eight in the IPL final. After opting to bat, Mumbai ended up with a below-par total despite Kieron Pollard's unbeaten 25-ball 41.

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Updated Date: May 12, 2019 23:08:46 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254