Morkel’s knock, turning point of the game
Chennai, Apr 13: Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis on Thursday described his side scoring 45 runs in two overs to grab a sensational five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore as “supernatural”.
“To be part of a match like that I don’t think I have ever been like that. I am super excited. To get those 45 runs or some thing in last two overs. I said it’s going to take some supernatural,” du Plessis, who smashed 71 off 46 balls was adjudged man of the match, said during the post match press conference.
“I think the special thing with our batting line up is that we bat so deep. Suresh comes in and he strikes the ball for fours and sixes and then Dhoni walks in and hits six. That takes a bit of pressure off me,” said the South African.
Asked about the turning point of the match when Albie Morkel smashed 28 runs off the 19th over, he said, “We were down and out. Hopefully that will be the turnaround of the season. We actually said to us this is going to be turning point. It will give us massive confidence in the games to come.”
Du Plessis was confident his side could chase down the huge target of 206, “It’s a big score and so we thought we have to play really well to get there. To get a good start. We analysed the wicket and it’s a good wicket. There wasn’t much spin which was the key for us. If it started to spin in the second innings it really would have been tough. But it didn’t spin much. The ball was coming on nicely. Just wickets in the hand towards the end was the key.”