Chennai Super Kings registered a commanding 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 conflict on Sunday (October 4) and after the match CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed hope that the workforce will proceed to duplicate this optimistic outcome within the remaining matches of the IPL 2020.
This was CSK’s second win of the match of their fifth sport after going through defeat in three consecutive matches. Chasing a goal of 179, CSK openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis added an unbeaten 181 runs to assist the Dhoni-led facet register a commanding win. Plessis hit 87-run off 53 balls whereas Watson performed scored 83 runs with three sixes.
“I think we did the small things. That’s what was important to us. The kind of start we got in batting, that’s what we needed. Hopefully, we’ll be able to replicate this in the coming games. [Watson] It’s not about being more aggressive. He was hitting it well in the nets and what you need is to do that in the middle. It was just a matter of time. Faf is like a sheet anchor for us, keeps playing those shots in the middle. He can always confuse the bowler with the lap shots and all coming in,” Dhoni advised the host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.
Dhoni didn’t make any change within the workforce regardless of dropping within the final sport and said that it was as per CSK head coach Stephen Fleming’s plan to retain the identical enjoying eleven.
“It is something that we bank [consistency in selection] and sometimes Fleming doesn’t get as much credit. The good thing is we have one plan. It’s not that we don’t have debates, but it’s one plan, that’s the relationship between us,” the CSK skipper said,
“I feel looking at the first 3-4 games, what you really think is you restrict them to as little as possible and that can add pressure. Every team has furious hitters who can disrupt the bowling and our bowlers did well. We needed momentum with the right kind of shots. Watto (Watson) and Faf backed themselves with the shots they’re known for,” he added.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab skipper Okay L Rahul who received the toss and elected to bat first. Skipper Rahul led from the entrance as he not solely notched up a half-century of 63 runs but additionally stitched essential partnership of 61 and 58 runs with Mayank Agarwal (19-ball 26) and Nicholas Pooran (17-ball 33) to assist KXIP put up a good rating of 178 for 4 of their stipulated 20 overs.