WATCH : Chepauk crowd going silent as their beloved Thala misses a dolly

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Following their successful coin toss, Chennai got off to an excellent start as Tushar Deshpande dismissed Kolkata’s opener Phil Salt with the very first delivery of the match. Despite this initial setback, Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi steadied the KKR innings with a solid 56-run partnership.

However, KKR’s batting order suffered a sudden collapse thereafter, losing quick wickets including those of Angkrish, Narine, and Venkatesh. The situation worsened with the dismissals of Ramandeep Singh and Rinku Singh, leaving them at 112/6 by the 17th over.

All attention turned to KKR’s captain Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell to reignite their batting momentum. However, a crucial moment unfolded when Russell was handed a lifeline courtesy of MS Dhoni’s missed catch, providing the Caribbean all-rounder with an opportunity to make amends.

In the 18th over, Mustafizur Rahman delivered a slower ball outside the off stump, which Russell attempted to dispatch. Unfortunately, he failed to make proper contact, resulting in a thick outside edge.

Meanwhile, Dhoni, typically sharp behind the stumps, appeared a bit sluggish in his reaction, attempting to grasp the ball with his right hand, only for it to pop out of his glove. The incident quickly sparked reactions on social media, with the Twitterverse abuzz about Dhoni’s rare missed opportunity.

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