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Dhoni Highest Score in IPL

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Dhoni Highest Score in IPL – Dhoni the batter is less celebrated than Dhoni the captain in IPL. A consistent run-scorer in the league he sits at the 8th spot for most runs in IPL history with 4746 runs from 220 matches at an average and strike-rate of 39.55 and 135.83 respectively.

Dhoni Highest Score in IPL

MS Dhoni has the most runs in IPL playing as a wicket-keeper and has also been versatile playing in different batting positions. Now let’s take a look at the highest scores of MS Dhoni in IPL.

Here’s a list of the highest score of Dhoni in IPL

Highest Score Balls Year Opponent
84* 48 2019 RCB
79* 44 2018 KXIP
75* 46 2019 RR
70* 40 2011 RCB
70* 34 2018 RCB

1. 84* off 48, 2019 vs RCB

2018 was Dhoni’s second best season in IPL in terms of runs as he scored 455 runs from 16 games. After setting a total of 161 runs from 20 overs, RCB restricted CSK to 83/5 in 13.1 overs. With wickets falling at the other end, Dhoni stood tall scoring well at the other end. The game seemed lost for CSK when they required 26 runs off the last over but Dhoni almost pulled off a miracle by scoring 24 off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav.

2. 79* off 44, 2018 vs KXIP

Another great knock of Dhoni where he ended up on the losing side. Chasing 197, CSK got to a mixed start scoring quickly at the start but lost 3 wickets by the seventh over. Dhoni who was battling a back injury took the chase deep but fell short by four runs at the end.

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3. 75* off 46, 2019 vs RR

This one was a typical MS Dhoni knock as he saw off the threat of Archer and Gopal early on and feasted on the weaker bowlers at the death. He hit four sixes and four fours each with all of the sixes coming off the final over where he hit Unadkat for three sixes in a row in the last three balls.

4. 70* off 40, 2011 vs RCB

This one came very early in Dhoni’s career and is also one of his clutch knocks. With the team struggling at 22/4 off 6 overs, Dhoni singlehandedly took the team’s score to 128 off 20 overs. Only Saha reached the double figure mark along with him as Dhoni scored almost 55% of the team’s runs.

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5. 70* off 34, 2018 vs RCB

Out of the top five knocks of Dhoni, three have come against the RCB and this one was a chasing masterclass by the legend. Chasing 206 runs for victory, Dhoni joined forces with Rayudu who cracked a 53 ball 82. As usual Dhoni saw off the best bowlers and feasted on Corey Anderson late in the innings who was forced to bowl at the death.

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