Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who insisted on improving small things during the previous matches' defeat, said after a stunning 10-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab that his team was successful in getting things right. doing.
In the battle for two teams at the bottom of the points table, Chennai Super Kings chased a target of 179 runs on Sunday, an unbeaten 181-run first wicket partnership between Faf du Plessis (87 not out) and Shane Watson (83 not out) Thanks to winning 181 runs without losing wickets in 17.4 overs. Watson hit three sixes and 11 fours in his 53-ball knock, while du Plessis faced 53 balls and hit 11 fours and a six.
Dhoni said after the unilateral victory of his team, "I think we have done small things right. We got the start we needed in batting. Hopefully they will be able to replicate it in the upcoming matches. "
With reference to Watson's batting in the aggressive batting, Dhoni said, "It's not just about being too aggressive. He (Watson) was hitting the ball well enough on the net and you have to repeat it on the pitch. It is a matter of time. Faf plays the anchor for us and plays good shots in the middle overs. He always confuses the bowler with a lap shot. "
Dhoni said that it was important to stop the Punjab team on a low score. He said, "After watching the first three to four matches, I felt that if you stop them at a low score then you can pressure them. All the teams have aggressive batsmen who can destroy bowling and our bowlers have done well. "
This is Punjab's third consecutive loss in four matches and the fourth defeat in five matches, which led the team to drop to the last place and captain Lokesh Rahul looked very disappointed.
Rahul, who scored the highest 63 for Punjab in the match, said, "It is disappointing to face defeat in so many matches. We have to keep trying hard. There is no rocket science in it, we know where we are at fault. We are failing to implement plans. Hopefully, we will learn a lesson and come back. '