Close to perfect game for us, says Dhoni

Close to perfect game for us, says Dhoni

CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni celebrate a dismissal against SRH. For his 10-ball 25 with the bat, 1/21 with the ball and two catches, Jadeja was named the Man of the Match. PTI

Dubai, October 14

Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauded his team’s “close to perfect” show in the triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad that infused fresh life into their faltering IPL campaign.

CSK pulled off a 20-run victory on Tuesday while defending 167 against Sunrisers with almost every player making a contribution. It was only their third win in eight games. “Ultimately what really matters is you getting two points. What T20s have shown is that there are a few games that don’t go your way and then there are some that go your way even when you haven’t earned it. Today I felt we did a very good job even in batting,” said Dhoni.

Before Tuesday’s game, Dhoni had likened his side to a sinking ship with too many holes to plug, listing batting as the main worry.

“There was some purpose with the bat and the batsmen assessed the situation very well. With a total like 160, it all depends on the start you get in the first six overs,” Dhoni said. “The fast bowlers did the job, the spinners came into play and it was one game that was as close to being perfect,” he added. — PTI

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