Dwayne Bravo is the man of the match
MS Dhoni (CSK) : We were worried about the dew and we saw that last season. They got off to a great start and after the eighth or ninth over, the pitch slowed down a bit. Jadeja's spell was very crucial especially with the way Padikkal was batting from one end. I told Moeen that he would bowl from one end during drinks, but then I changed my mind. I decided Bravo should bowl because the more you delayed him, the more difficult it was given that he'd have to bowl four straight overs in these difficult conditions. Our players have worked hard and understood their roles and responsibilities. All three grounds here are different. This one is the slowest of the lot. I felt the left-right combination here was important with the bat. We bat deep with a lot of lefties and all of them are good to bat at any position, which is why we pushed Raina and Rayudu down. Bravo is fit and executing them well. I call him my brother and we always have fights over whether he should bowl the slower ball. But now everyone knows that he has the slower ball, so I told him to bowl six different balls in an over.
Virat Kohli: The wicket did slow down a bit. But I feel we left out 15-20 runs out there. 175 would've been a winning total. Didn't bowl consistently. Didn't show that much courage I guess with the ball. They bowled well in the back end of the innings, executed the slower balls and yorkers nicely. We spoke of areas we didn't want them to hit and we didn't do that. That little bit of X factor was missing in the first 5-6 overs. Got to get on that winning run again. This one is a bit more disappointing. The first one we just weren't in the game. Have to show more courage in crunch moments. This tournament goes by quickly
Chennai Super Kings won by 6 wickets
Over 18.1 Harshal Patel bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina,1 run, gets forward and went for a heave and the ball takes it top edge and goes towards mid-wicket.
Over 18.1 Harshal Patel bowls a good length delivery to Suresh Raina, wide
End of Over 18 (10 runs) Chennai XI 155/4
MS Dhoni 11/9 Mohammed Siraj 3-0-23-0
Suresh Raina 16/9
Over 17.6 Mohammed Siraj bowls a good length delivery to MS Dhoni, Boundary! Goes well across the stumps and flicks it away down to the fine leg fence for four.
Over 17.5 Mohammed Siraj bowls a slower one to MS Dhoni, no run, gets forward and wants to push it to mid-on, but ends up with chipping it off the outside half down the pitch
Over 17.4 Mohammed Siraj tossed up delivery to MS Dhoni, no run, jumps down, pulls hard, but fins short mid-wicket
Over 17.3 Mohammed Siraj bowls it short of length to MS Dhoni, Boundary! Stays deep inside the crease and pulls it down to the deep mid-wicket fence for four.
Over 17.2 Mohammed Siraj bowls it short of length to Suresh Raina,1 run, gets waits on his pull, checking it and keeping it along the ground, behind square
Over 17.1 Mohammed Siraj bowls a good length delivery to MS Dhoni,1 run, gets forward and tapped out in front of cover-point and picks up a quick single.
End of Over 17 (11 runs) Chennai XI 145/4
Suresh Raina 15/8 Wanindu Hasaranga 4-0-40-0
MS Dhoni 2/4
Over 16.6 Wanindu Hasaranga tossed up delivery to Suresh Raina,Six! Sit on a knee and with some whippy wrists go way over deep square leg for six.
Over 16.5 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls it short of length to Suresh Raina, Boundary! Rock back in the crease and heaves it down to the deep mid-wicket fence for four.
Over 16.4 Wanindu Hasaranga tossed up delivery to Suresh Raina, no run, gets forward and can't quite time it right, leading-edging it to point
Over 16.3 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls a quicker arm ball to Suresh Raina, no run, presses forward and fends it back defensively
Over 16.2 Wanindu Hasaranga bowls it flat in the air to MS Dhoni,1 run, came down the track and chips it down to long-on, just a single.
Over 16.1 Wanindu Hasaranga tossed up delivery to MS Dhoni, no run, makes room, and can still only push it back down the pitch