CSK became the first team in IPL 2021 to book its place in the playoff round
By Sarita Dey
on Sat Oct 02 2021
Chennai Super Kings (CSK), led by MS Dhoni, defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) with six wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
CSK became the first team to make it to the playoff round in IPL 2021 with Dhoni’s win over Chennai Super Kings when they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets in a low-scoring match. . Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. The win came courtesy of a disciplined bowling performance as they restricted SRH to 134/7 in 20 overs. Before the batsmen worked their way past the finishing line. The win took CSK to 18 points from 11 matches with nine wins and two losses. And boosted their hopes of finishing the league stage at the top of the standings.
Captain Dhoni later said that the bounce delivered on Thursday’s Sharjah pitch was “different” and asked his bowlers to take advantage of the conditions.
“The bounce of the wicket was different – instead of knee height, it was shin height. And once the batsmen felt they had to hit straight, they succeeded,” Dhoni explained during the post-match presentation ceremony.
“The bowlers tried to swing it forward and got hit straight on pitching too high, but then adjusted very well. I told the bowlers they needed to take advantage of the conditions in today’s game. If the oddball stopped early, it started. Coming to the bat later,” he said.
Set to face Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.