MS Dhoni’s decision to include three spinners in the Playing XI paid rich dividends as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stayed alive in the tournament with a 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

After posting a competitive total of 167 for the loss of six wickets, Chennai’s spinners choked Hyderabad in the run chase as it restricted the opposition to 147 for the loss of eight wickets.

SRH vs CSK Highlights IPL 2020

At the start, IPL 2020 witnessed some high-scoring encounters. But, as the tournament progressed, the wickets have slowed down, allowing spin heavy teams like Chennai to bounce back after suffering setbacks.

“To an extent, yes these pitches help CSK. But we used an extra spinner because an Indian batter hasn’t done well for us,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation.

Piyush Chawla replaced N Jagadeesan in the line-up, that already had Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma and…

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