In a frenetic Sunday night, Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by one run to keep alive their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 playoffs qualifying hopes.
Emotions were high with players from both sides bidding to outdo each other in one of the most anticipated matches of the season. But a celebration stood out from the rest thanks to the sheer joy Dale Steyn brought into the RCB camp after his two-wicket first over.
Defending 161, RCB needed a very good start with the ball and the legendary South African provided it by sending back Shane Watson and Suresh Raina in successive deliveries.
After taking one of the wickets, Steyn celebrated with Kohli by bear hugging the skipper. But unknowingly he put Kohli in an awkward situation. Kohli's expressions said it all.
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RCB almost lost the match with CSK captain MS Dhoni batting at his breathtaking best.
Chasing a target of 162, CSK needed a near-impossible 26 off the last over bowled by Umesh Yadav and MS Dhoni showed that nothing is indeed impossible until the Cricketing Gods intervened.
With two needed off the last ball and Umesh looking increasingly helpless, he managed to bowl a slower delivery and Dhoni missed it only for Parthiv Patel to effect a run-out as non-striker Shardul Thakur inches out of his crease.