We executed the plans well: MS Dhoni
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings' skipper MS Dhoni is happy his team has opened its account in IPL V. He atttibute the win over Deccan Chargers to his wards executing the plans well.
Back on winning track after defeating Deccan Chargers in an IPL 5 match here on Saturday, defending champions Chennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni admitted that his side was a bit "rusty" in the tournament opener against Mumbai Indians, which they lost by eight wickets.
"It's always good to be on the winning side. We were a bit rusty in the first match, but the boys executed the plans well today to put up a big score," Dhoni said after his side’s massive 74-run win over Deccan.
Dhoni said they were looking around the 160-run mark. "We were looking something around 150-160 to defend. We were not sure about the dew factor but still managed to get 190," he said.
Deccan skipper Cameron White praised Chennai's Ravindra Jadeja for his all-round performance. "Jadeja played really well. We are a young team and Chennai are an excellent side," he said.
Man-of-the-Match Jadeja, who scored a quick fire 29-ball 48 and then scalped five wickets for 16 runs, dedicated the performance to his family. "A fabulous performance by me. I would like to thank my mom and family, and I'm very happy that I had a good day," he said. "I was looking to rotate [the] trike and was waiting for the left-arm spinner [Ankit Sharma] to come in. And then I wanted to go for the big shots."
Asked about his superb show with the ball, he said, "In T20, a five-wicket haul is very good. I was trying to bowl stump to stump and wanted to restrict them."