Pune. Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni Chennai Super Kings in the 49th match of IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated by 13 runs. CSK in the current season seventh is defeat. of RCB Chasing the target of 174 runs, the team of CSK could only score 160 runs for 8 wickets. Dhoni has blamed the batsmen for the defeat. The Chennai captain said that despite a good start, we lost wickets at regular intervals, for which we had to bear the brunt.
Chennai has 6 points from 3 wins in 10 matches and is at number nine in the points table, while RCB has entered the top 4 with this win. Faf du Plessis Under his captaincy, CSK has played 11 matches in which they have won 6. RCB has reached number four with 12 points.
After the defeat, Dhoni said, ‘We stopped them around 170. I thought the wicket would be good to bat in the second half. We got off to a good start with the batting. Everything was going according to our plan. But our batsmen disappointed. Chasing the goal is a game of assessment. Our batsmen were not able to assess properly. When you are chasing, you know how many runs you need and at that time you play according to the conditions of the match instead of playing your shots.
‘Need to focus on your flaws instead of mark sheets’
Dhoni said that instead of his team’s points table, there is a need to focus on his flaws. For Chennai, opener Devon Conway played a brilliant innings of 56 runs in 37 balls. Moeen Ali contributed 34 runs. Opener Rituraj Gaikwad was dismissed after scoring 28 runs. According to Dhoni, ‘We should keep seeing what went wrong. You may get upset looking at the mark sheet. We are focusing on our flaws and not where we are in the points table.
…even then Chennai will have 14 points
Chennai now has four more matches to play at the league level. In such a situation, even if CSK wins its remaining four matches, then it will have only 14 points, which may not be enough to reach the playoffs. On the other hand, RCB have yet to play three more matches. Mahipal Lomror scored 42 runs for Bangalore. Fast bowler Harshal Patel, who took 3 wickets for 35 runs in four overs, was adjudged the man of the match.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 05, 2022, 06:14 IST