Watch: CSK players celebrate coach Stephen Fleming’s 46th birthday after beating RR

November 17, 2019

first_imgChennai Super Kings gave head coach Stephen Fleming the perfect birthday gift on Sunday as they beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 runs to maintain their unbeaten streak in IPL 2019 after three games.Stephen Fleming turns 46 on April 1 and he celebrated his birthday with the CSK players in the dressing room after the match ended.Fleming’s face got smeared in cake by Suresh Raina and Mohit Sharma as the rest of the players sang the birthday song for their coach.Super Birthday blast after a super #AnbuDen win! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/CdRJeV2IQ0Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 31, 2019Fleming shares his birthday with CSK opener Murali Vijay who is yet to play a game for the yellow brigade this season.Namma Monk Ku roar the birthday whistles! Here’s Wishing super duper year for the lion! #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/Z2dEQ4hmtcChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 1, 2019CSK posted a video on social media in which Fleming could be seen cutting a CSK-themed cake with Suresh Raina helping the coach by lighting up the candles on the cake.”Even our Super Coach isn’t spared from the cake facewash!,” CSK captioned the video which it posted on social media.The win was scripted by captain MS Dhoni who smashed 75 not out off 46 balls with the help of four boundaries and four sixes to take CSK to a challenging total of 175 for 5 on a tricky pitch at the MA Chidambaram stadium.MS Dhoni showed why he is a legend in limited-overs cricket with an innings that the Chepauk will remember for years. He joined forces with Suresh Raina (37), adding 61 for the 4th wicket to bring the Super Kings innings back on track before launching into the bowlers in the slog overs, which ultimately helped CSK reach a total which RR couldn’t overhaul.advertisementThe Calm after the win and the golden smile says it all! #Thala #WhistlePodu #Yellove #CSKvRR pic.twitter.com/LIBoFWwtJnChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 31, 2019The Royals in reply lost Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler inside the first 4 overs before Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi steadied the innings with a 61-run partnership for the 4th wicket.However, Imran Tahir, the wily leg-spinner, turned it around for Chennai Super Kings with a brilliant spell. While Mitchell Santnter and Ravindra Jadeja struggled with the dew, Tahir weaved magic.Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur eventually finished with two wickets each for CSK as they restricted the Royals to 167 for 8 in 20 overs.CSK is the only team which is yet to lose a match after three games so far this season. Rajasthan Royals like Royal Challengers Bangalore, have now lost all their three matches.Also Read | Watch: Ziva Dhoni grooves to popular Tamil song during CSK vs RR match in ChennaiAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni impressed with Imran Tahir’s control after CSK win thrillerAlso Read | MS Dhoni storms to his highest ever IPL score in Chennai after flurry of sixeslast_img

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