Skipper MS Dhoni often saves his best for the big matches, and Wednesday was one such occasion. He is a different player when he looks to go for the shots and he played an amazing knock. The six that he hit over deep mid-wicket off Malinga in the second-last over was extraordinary.
If that was not enough, the six over extra cover by Dwayne Bravo a couple of balls later was bizarre. It was a delightful batting display by Dhoni and Bravo.
Chennai now face the Daredevils in their den. Delhi made a few mistakes against the Knight Riders. In conditions suited for spin bowling, they went for a predominantly pace attack. Maybe, that’s because they trust their batting enough to chase down any score. If that was the case, it was baffling to see Ross Taylor come in almost in a no-win situation.
Chennai have the edge considering it's a home game and they adapt to pressure well.
(Writer is a former Aussie batsman.)