Mumbai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming described the team's stupendous four-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium as a "blue-collar day" for the hard work it required to breach the home team's fortress in the Indian Premier League. The former Kiwi skipper praised CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his composure in pressure situations.
"It was a really blue collar day. We had to really work hard with the ball and with the bat. We knew it was round about a par score. We kept the momentum going, did not get bogged down. I prefer both sides' performances rather than an easy one if we are lucky," said Fleming after the two-time former champions stormed home in a thrilling finish in the last over bowled by Kieron Pollard. (IPL Points Table)
Needing 11 in the last over to overtake MI's 157 for 6, Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a couple of runs, then hit West Indian Pollard for a six over mid-wicket and a boundary to pull his side past the finish line in a thrilling finale. Super Kings' victory also inflicted on the hosts their first defeat at the Wankhede Stadium since the beginning of last season's IPL.