With Ravindra Jadeja (1) lasting just two deliveries as he essayed a reckless shot to offer a skier and give Kulkarni his third wicket, it was left to Dhoni and Bravo to provide momentum to the innings.
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
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