Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni praised his bowlers’ efforts after they notched their first victory in CLT20 this year.
"Had we lost, it would have become very difficult. The score of 145 was a very good effort by our bowlers, who capitalised really well when they lost a couple of wickets at the wrong time. Our bowlers did a good job," said Dhoni after his team's thrilling four-wicket victory over the Cobras.
"It was a big game for us and Bravo played a special innings in the end. My heart was pounding. We are looking forward to the next game," the skipper added.
The pace trio of Albie Morkel (2 for 26), Doug Bollinger (2 for 25) and Dwayne Bravo (2 for 23) shackled the Cobras' batting line-up and prevented their order consisting of Herschelle Gibbs, J P Duminy and Owais Shah from shifting the gears up.
Dhoni also conceded that while batting, Chennai neglected the importance of singles at the start.
The Chennai Super Kings, with this win, have two points, the same as the Cape Cobras and New South Wales while Mumbai Indians head the table with four points from two victories.
Cape Cobras captain Justin Kemp also acknowledged that Chennai’s pacers bowled well.
"We would have liked to score more at the back end, but I think the Chennai boys bowled well with the old ball. They were good in the end overs," said Kemp.