"It was a difficult target to chase, but Raina and Hussey batted really well. We were just looking to see how the first ten overs were going to turn out as the ball would be drier and could swing. But they saw through that period well and after that they attacked and put the bad balls away which is very important during a chase like this," said Dhoni at the post-match presentation ceremony.
"What really pleased me most was when Hussey and Raina got out and came back into the dressing room, they were really upset and that really says a lot," he added.
Dhoni said his bowlers need to tighten up things as they progress into the tournament.
"I was a little worried initially after we'd given away so many runs, but we'll have to tighten up. Our bowlers need to tighten up. Even saving six or seven runs makes a difference because say its the 20th over, it could be the difference between chasing 11 runs or 18," he said.
Titans' skipper Henry Davids said the dew made things difficult for them while admitting that leaking 24 runs in extras did not help their case either.
"It was a very good score, defendable score but we gave away far too many extras. Back of a length balls on the stumps were difficult to get away and that was the plan. We just couldn't execute it. The dew made things difficult as well, as the bowlers couldn't grip the ball well enough," he said.