Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after the 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) that this match was good and in the end only two points matter. In the 29th match of the 13th season of IPL, David Warner’s team, chasing a target of 168 runs, was able to score 147/8 runs in 20 overs.
Dhoni said after the match, ‘I think it matters that you get two points. We did well, it was a match that was close to ‘perfect’. A couple overs could have been a little better, but the match was good. We can improve a lot, but we are just fine.
Captain Dhoni said, ‘If you keep winning the match, the points table will also be fine. There is no point in looking at the marks table, but we will see again what we can improve. The important thing is not to hide anything because you have won the match.
He said, ‘I usually assess the score according to the first six overs. Much depended on the fast bowlers. We needed to implement the strategy well and they did.
Dhoni said, ‘Sam Curran is a complete cricketer for us and you need such an all-rounder. He strikes the ball well, he can play in batting in the upper order and he plays spinners well. If you want a rhythm, then he can give us 15 to 45 runs. I think as the tournament progresses, he will become more comfortable with death bowling.
Man of the match Ravindra Jadeja was selected, who took a wicket blow and two brilliant catches after scoring an unbeaten 25 off 10 balls with two fours and a six. He said, “I am happy, when the team is under pressure and you perform with the ball and bat, you feel happy.”
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner said, ‘The wicket was a bit slow, we could not catch the rhythm in chasing the target. It was a mistake not to keep the extra batsman. But it happens in cricket, you can’t always win.