Dubai: After a powerful 10-wicket mauling of Kings XI Punjab, it was looking like, Chennai Super Kings were back in form and doing what they do best, but a 10-run defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders has once again knocked down the three-time champions Chennai Super Kings.
After the match CSK skipper MS Dhoni said that his team’s batsmen let down the bowlers as KKR won by 10 runs.
“In the middle overs, there was a phase when they bowled two-three good overs. Then we lost wickets. If our batting was different during that period, the result would have been different. Initially we gave away a few too many with the new ball. Karn did really well,” captain MS Dhoni said after the match.
“The bowlers did well to bring them down to 160, but the batsmen let the bowlers down. There were no boundaries in the end, and you have to be slightly innovative in these scenarios. If someone is bowling just back of a length, you have to find a way to hit boundaries,” Dhoni said.
After Bravo and Watson’s exceptional performance CSK was unsuccessful in their run chase and KKR won the match by 10 runs. CSK will next take on Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore on October 10 in the UAE.