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We didn’t have enough runs: Faf du Plessis rues less score after losing IPL 2024 opener to CSK

We didn’t have enough runs: Faf du Plessis rues less score after losing IPL 2024 opener to CSK

CSK vs RCB, IPL 2024: Faf du Plessis claims his side was 15-20 runs short after losing to CSK in IPL 2024 Opening clash

Chennai Super Kings outclassed Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the opening match of IPL 2024 by 6 wickets. CSK went on to beat RCB for a record 8th time at Chepauk. RCB skipper Faf du Plessis, went on to claim that his side was 15-20 runs short of a desirable target.

Du Plessis praised the home team for putting up a strong performance. RCB won the toss and opted to bar first. The visitors started well but collapsed as Mustafizur scalped a stunning four-fer. Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Karthik stitched a 95-run stand to help their side post 173 runs of the board.

“Always when you play, you get a bit of dip after the six overs. Chennai are a very good team in the middle overs, they squeeze you with their spinners. Maybe we were about 15-20 runs short, the pitch wasn’t as bad as we played in the first 10 overs. They were always ahead in the chase, we tried to squeeze and get a couple of wickets, but in the end we didn’t have enough runs,” Faf du Plessis said after the game.

Despite the recovery knock, it was not enough for Bengaluru. The Chennai outfits came out and chased down the target with grit and determination.

On this pitch, it is always better to bat first. Last year, the record was very skewed towards teams that batted first. The ball started to grip a bit with our spinners. Really good for Dinesh to set up his season, especially for someone who hasn’t played a lot of cricket. Anuj has shown some great promise for us, he showed great composure for a young guy and great power through the backend,” Faf concluded.

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