Chennai Super Kings love the thrill of last-over finishes and yet again, MS Dhoni (37-ball 67) led CSK to a 5-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk on Thursday night.
"We conceded too many runs in the last few overs of the Hyderabad innings," said Dhoni at the post-match presentation ceremony, after Hyderabad had amassed 159/6 in their first innings.
Dhoni also collected the Man of the Match award for taking his side home with two balls to spare but was disappointed with his sides' bowling. "I thought the bowlers didn't do a very good job at the death. We need to start learning how to bowl yorkers."
"We seem to make it harder for ourselves," he added. "It's not just about me. It was an entire team performance. We did not perform with the ball but came back strongly as a batting unit."
CSK coach Stephen Fleming was relieved as opposed to pleased with the victory and said there were a lot of areas his side could work on. "We did a few things badly tonight," said Fleming after the victory. "We probably didn't deserve to win but brute force and great hitting got us home in the end."
Chennai sit second in the points table, level on points with top-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore. "I am happy with getting two points on the board but our performances will have to improve as the tournament reaches the latter stages," added Fleming.