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IPL 9: Dhoni's fifty flattens Punjab, Pune sign off with 4-wicket win

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 May 2016, 20:40 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a blistering 64 not out as Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) ended the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a thrilling four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in a dead rubber in Visakhapatnam on 21 May.

Needing 23 off the last over, skipper Dhoni kept his composure and cool to help his side cross the line by hitting back-to-back sixes in the last two deliveries off Axar Patel.

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Earlier, Kings XI relied on Murali Vijay (59) and Gurkeerat Singh (51) to post a respectable 173-run target for Pune.

With the win, Pune finished seventh in the points table and pushed Kings XI to the last spot.

First published: 21 May 2016, 20:40 IST
 
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