IPL 2020

India Cricket

IPL 2020

India Cricket

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Following Ruturaj Gaikwad's dismissal against Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming revealed a lot of discussion regarding who should bat first (DC). Fleming said that CSK skipper MS Dhoni had decided to play, and he backed his choice.

CSK won the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 in Dubai by four wickets. Chennai lost Gaikwad (70) at the start of the 19th over with a score of 173. Dhoni came out to bat with CSK needing 24 points from 11 balls and smashed an unbeaten 18 off six balls to put them to their seventh IPL final.

Fleming said during a post-match interview that there was lots of banter throughout CSK's innings, including Dhoni's decision to bat ahead of Jadeja.

Fleming said it was an emotional and critical inning for CSK when questioned about Dhoni's game-winning cameo.

Dhoni's attack towards the end before the 110-run stand for the second wicket, Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa (63 off 44), laid the foundation for CSK's chase.

Many experts say CSK is squandering Ravindra Jadeja's batting talent in the bottom order, notwithstanding Dhoni's excellent performance against DC on Sunday.

Fleming, on the other hand, does not share this viewpoint. He added that they are more concerned with what works best for CSK in a given situation than bringing the best out of specific individuals.

In the qualifier against DC, Jadeja batted at No. 8. Dhoni did not have to face a ball in the final over, hitting three fours to win the victory for CSK.