Dwayne Bravo Pays 'Dance' Tribute to MS Dhoni in Dressing Room

May 23, 2018, 19:55
Dwayne Bravo Pays 'Dance' Tribute to MS Dhoni in Dressing Room

As Chennai Super Kings stormed into the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the seventh time on Tuesday after a nail-biting two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the dressing room atmosphere for his team's success over the years. The MS Dhoni-led side were boosted by Faf du Plessis's unbeaten 42 ball 67 at the top to mark a joyous return to the IPL following a two-year suspension for the spot-fixing scandal. "Sam Billings has played a little bit, played the extra bowler in a couple of games but in Faf, CSK went for experience and boy did he play well", Smith said.

Siddarth Kaul bowling the 19th over paid for his inexperience in crunch game as 17 runs came off that over as no 10 Shardul Thakur (15 off 5 balls) got three boundaries including a streaky one. "You visualise what your role is, how you can contribute and Faf has been brilliant", Dhoni said. Even if one of them is lacking you can't have a good dressing room atmosphere. "I didn't know how we got over the line, but it was just one of those games where if you hung in till the end, anything can happen". "One stage we were chasing 200 nearly every game". Hyderabad, in a way, lost a match which was theirs to win, but they have another chance to reach the finals and take revenge against Chennai. The Super Kings' bowlers got off to a great start, with opener Shikhar Dhawan getting clean bowled by Deepak Chahar on the very first delivery.

Faf du Plessis survived a leg before wicket decision, thanks to the Decision Review System, off the first ball of the 16th over from Rashid Khan.

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"It was a good game of cricket, but if we are honest with ourselves, we were a few runs short with the bat". Losing three-four wickets in the middle always puts you on pressure. Williamson called his bowlers "outstanding" for bringing them back into the contest. "It's good to win a game like this, but what's more important, is knowing how we can improve".

"Our bowling combination is the best we have, and from the beginning I've been using different players at different stages to test them".

Why bowl Brathwaite at the death? As the tournament has gone on and pitches have become progressively slower, Jadeja has bowled his entire quota in five of his last six games. "Faf played a attractive knock, and credit to the way they scrapped it".

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The Kane Williamson-led Hyderabad, who topped the league table, have a second chance of making the final in the second qualifying match Friday when they will meet the victor of an eliminator.

The debate over whether a side's best bowler should bowl the penultimate over of a chase will go on, but Williamson stuck to a plan that has worked in the past.

What did you think of the match yesterday? It's just a shame.

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He conceded that the team fell short by 15-20 runs with the bat.