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CSK defend MS Dhoni’s last-ball field placement, Brad Hogg points out ‘advantage’ by non-striker

Chennai Tremendous Kings misplaced out to Mumbai Indians in a last-ball thriller that went all the way down to the wire on Saturday, however CSK’s subject placement for the final ball of the match has come underneath query following the defeat.

With Kieron Pollard (87* off 34 balls) on strike and a pair of wanted to win off the final ball for MI, Dhoni took off his gloves in anticipation of a run out. Nevertheless, there was no change within the subject and bowler Lungi Ngidi ran in to bowl the final ball of the match virtually instantly. Surprisingly, there have been no fielders on the leg facet contained in the circle. This proved to be expensive as Pollard pushed the ball to lengthy on and took a double to take MI residence.

CSK head coach Stephen Fleming defended Dhoni’s transfer to have fielders close to the boundary line.

“Pollard is such an excellent timer of the ball that you simply by no means know what he’s going to do. Acquired a lot to win, to be sincere, we had been on the lookout for one thing just like the stumps being hit or just like the end result we had after we obtained overwhelmed within the 2019 last,” Fleming stated on the post-match digital press convention on Saturday evening.

“I believe there are a variety of different situations that we’ll take a look at and analyse relatively than simply the final ball. The standard of batting within the small grounds with good surfaces is typically very onerous to defend,” added Fleming.

However, former Australian cricketer Brad Hogg identified the unfair benefit non-striker Dhawal Kulkarni had within the final ball when Ngidi was bowling.

The throw from Faf du Plessis at lengthy on had in reality come to the bowler’s finish, the place Kulkarni had comfortably reached by the point the throw had are available in.

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