Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed batting failures for CSK’s 10-run defeat against Kolkata of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 conflict at Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Wednesday (October 7).
Chasing an goal of 168 for victory, CSK have been comfortably positioned at 99 for 1 after 12 overs however a middle-order collapse modified the course of the sport and the Dhoni-led facet ended up with 157 for five in 20 overs.
Dhoni famous that the CSK misplaced the match within the second-half of their innings and stated that it excessive time that CSK batsmen ought to begin performing.
“In the middle overs there was a phase where they bowled 2-3 good overs. If we batted better, and didn’t lose 2-3 wickets in a row,. We should’ve been careful in the first 5-6 overs. Curran was really good with the ball, and I think we did well in general with the ball, but the batsmen let the bowlers down today,” Dhoni stated on the post-match presentation.
“Rotation of strike was important, but I think there were hardly any boundaries in the final few overs, so we need to be innovative at the end when they are continuously hitting a back of a length. That’s where we need to adapt better with the bat and I don’t think we did that,” he added.
This is was CSK’s fourth defeat in IPL 2020 and they’re at the moment at fifth spot on the factors desk, whereas KKR jumped a spot to third after registering three wins in 5 video games.
CSK will now conflict with Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai on Saturday, whereas KKR will play against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi on the identical day.