IPL 2019: MS Dhoni fined after altercation with umpires


This was the defending champions fourth win on the trot as they consolidated their position atop the table with 14 points and one more win will virtually seal their spot in play-offs whose cut-off over the ears has been 16 points.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.

Also, once the toss takes place, we might modify the teams as per the playing XIs. He never looked at ease during his 21-ball 45 against Delhi. The West Indian has so far maintained a brutal strike rate of 212.67. Image sourceQuite dramatically, the decision was reversed after Gandhe consulted square leg umpire Bruce Oxenford over the decision. leaving people in shock, a furious Dhoni, who was seated in the dugout, crossed the boundary rope and confronted the umpires asking them the reason behind the change of decision.

"Two out of two against such a good team is outstanding".

The CSK skipper admitted to the Level 2 offence under Article 2.20 of the IPL's Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction.

Ahead of the CSK's game against KKR, Hussey maintained their aim is to execute plans to perfection.

Giving a team update, Hussey said Dwayne Bravo is not fit yet.

Asked whether he could be the answer to the No 4 riddle in the upcoming World Cup, Hussey said: "I'm sure the Indian selectors will think about lots of different combinations along the way". He has scored 214 runs in five matches at an astounding average of 107.

Even their middle-order - Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu in particular - have been switching on and off. It came at a time when the team was in dire need of a partnership and someone to stay at the crease. Faf Du Plessis (24) was castled by Sunil Narine (2/19), who bowled a wicket maiden in the sixth over. With bowling figures of 4-0-27-4, veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir was the pick of the bowlers for Super Kings.

The result took league leaders Chennai to 12 points from seven games, extending their lead over second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders to four points.