MS Dhoni mentioned that the bounce supplied by the pitch at Sharjah on Thursday was “different”.© BCCI/IPL
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) grew to become the primary staff within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season to e-book their place within the playoff spherical once they defeated SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in a low-scoring match on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The win got here courtesy of a disciplined bowling efficiency as they restricted SRH to 134/7 in 20 overs earlier than the batters did their job in taking the staff previous the ending line. The victory took CSK to 18 points from 11 games, with 9 wins and two losses, and boosted their hopes of ending the league part on the prime of the standings.
Skipper Dhoni later mentioned that the bounce supplied by the pitch at Sharjah on Thursday was “different” and that he had instructed his bowlers to reap the benefits of the circumstances.
“The bounce of the wicket was different – instead of knee height, it was shin height, and once the batsmen figured out that they have to hit straight, they succeeded,” Dhoni defined throughout the post-match presentation ceremony.
“The bowlers tried to swing it up front and got hit straight when they pitched it up too much, but then adjusted very well. I told the bowlers that they needed to exploit the conditions in today’s game. If the odd ball stopped early on, it started coming onto the bat later,” he added.
Set to face Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Dhoni will hope for the same efficiency from CSK’s bowlers as they give the impression of being to cement their place on the prime of the IPL 2021 standings.
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