In the course of the entertaining partnership, Dhoni and Bravo matched each other stroke for stroke some of which were extraordinary in execution. Dhoni slammed Frankling for a 112-metre six while Bravo's best was an outrageous six over cover with both feet in air off Kulkarni.
The pair thus ensured that the Super Kings had more than just a competitive total that at one stage looked unlikely before the Mumbai bowlers lost the plot while yielding to the sheer brilliance of the batsmen.
Image: Chennai Super Kings' batsman Dwayne Bravo prepares to play a shot during their Indian Premier League (IPL) playoff cricket match against Mumbai Indians' in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
Scorecard | IPL 2012