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Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed an unbeaten 54 from 29 balls to power Chennai Super Kings to a difficult chase of 193 and thus lead them into the Semis. Dhoni’s match winning cameo contained 5 fours and 2 sixes as the Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by six wickets in an exciting finish at Dharamsala.
Chennai’s chase was well set up by Suresh Raina (46 from 27 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes) and Subramaniam Badrinath (53 from 36 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes) before MSD did the finishing act. It was a scare for the CSK after Kings XI Punjab had piled up 192 for 3 courtesy of an unbeaten 88 from 57 balls (with 8 fours and 5 sixes) by opener Shaun Marsh. Irfan Pathan did a great job along with him by smacking an unbeaten 44 from 27 balls.