Bowling and fielding were top class, says Dhoni

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Published: Friday, April 20, 2012, 12:04 [IST]
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Wickets in powerplay, key to win: Dhoni

Chennai, Apr 20: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni pleased with another brilliant performance, credits win to bowlers after his team registered a 13 run win over Sourav Ganguly-led Pune Warriors on Thursday night.

Chennai Super Kings played extremely well on Thursday to register yet another win in IPL 5, as they jumped to fifth position while Pune also have six points from six matches but due to a better net run-rate, they are placed above CSK.

MS Dhoni was extremely happy with the team's bowling performance, as he credited the win to his bowlers and said the team fielded very well and took some difficult chances.

"Full credit to the bowlers and I hope we continue doing well in their department in the remaining matches. Our fielding was also superb. In the last few matches, fielding let us down. But today we took even some difficult chances," Dhoni said after the match.

He further added that taking wickets during the powerplay helped his side win the match.

"We have not taken wickets early on in our earlier matches. But today was different as we had a few wickets in the first six overs. That has helped us in winning the match," he said.

"I thought it was important to be aggressive on the field and keep up the energy level. Hope we continue this," he added.

While defending a target of 165, Dhoni said spinners did not get much assistance from the pitch due to the dew factor.

"The dew was an issue, the spinners weren't getting too much turn," he said during the post match conference after his team's 13-run victory over Pune Warriors on Thursday night.


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