Dhoni brought back Morkel, who was hit for two sixes in the ninth over by Bodi, and the change in bowling did the trick as the fast bowler gave the much-needed breakthrough.
Morkel removed Bodi with an angled delivery which the batsman wanted to hoist but it took the edge of his bat for Dhoni to complete an easy catch behind the wickets.
Bodi faced 46 balls for his 64 which he made with the help of five fours and four sixes. His dismissal ended the 93-run stand from 9.5 overs for the third wicket with Neil McKenzie.
Image: Highveld Lions celebrate after they took the wicket of Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina, unseen, during the Champions League Twenty20 in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012.