ABU DHABI: Chennai Tremendous Kings‘ (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni stated the batsmen let the workforce down after a spirited comeback by the bowlers of their Indian Premier League (IPL) recreation in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) right here on Wednesday.
Chasing 168, veteran opener Shane Watson struck his second successive fifty to provide CSK an ideal begin, however the workforce choked on the again finish of the innings and was restricted to 157 for 5 to endure its fourth defeat from 5 matches.
“Within the center overs, there was a part after they bowled two-three good overs. Then we misplaced two-three wickets in a row. If our batting was completely different throughout that interval, the outcome would have been completely different,” Dhoni stated on the post-match presentation ceremony.
Earlier, ‘Birthday Boy’ Dwayne Bravo bowled an ideal remaining over to complete with figures of three/37, whereas the trio of Sam Curran, Shradul Thakur and Karn Sharma claimed two wickets every as CSK bowled KKR out for 167.
“Initially we gave away a couple of too many with the brand new ball. Karn (Sharma) did very well. The bowlers did properly to carry them right down to 160-odd. As a workforce, we must always have achieved the goal however the batsmen let the bowlers down.”

Dhoni promoted himself at No. four however was cleaned up by spinner Varun Chakravarthy, whereas Sam Curran grew to become Andre Russell’s sufferer after a brisk 11-ball 17.
“Rotation of strike is at all times essential. At occasions we’ve to guage the deliveries. There have been hardly any boundaries within the final three overs.
“You must be barely revolutionary in these situations. If somebody is bowling simply again of a size, you need to discover a method to hit boundaries. We didn’t adapt properly,” Dhoni stated.
Having returned to profitable methods, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik was all reward for his workforce, particularly the duo of Sunil Narine (1/31 from 4 overs) and Andre Russell (1/18 from two overs) for his or her tidy bowling on the dying.
“There are some key gamers for each workforce. Narine is one for us. Least we will do is again him. Two-three poor video games do not matter,” Karthik stated.
Requested about their modified batting order, Karthik stated: “Our batting could be very fluid. I began at (quantity) three, at the moment I batted at seven. The best way these guys batted initially, they batted very properly.”

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