The Chennai Super Kings haven't started off on quite the right note as I would have liked, but Adam Gilchrist was just excellent on Sunday night. He started out aggressively like we all know he can do and it was his innings that put us on the back foot right away: actually it was the onslaught in the first four overs that set the tone for the match.
It wasn't that we played badly, it was just 20-odd runs that was the difference between Deccan Chargers and us. A par score on wickets here in India is 170-180, and it was those extra runs they got that made it tough.
On Tuesday, we meet the Kolkata Knight Riders who look an improved side and it should be a good encounter. They already have two wins under their belt, but we have to stay confident and not give in to any panic. We need to believe in ourselves and put pressure on KKR. We are a good side and it is Kolkata that will need to keep playing well and maintain the standard they have set this season.
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