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I ate up a lot of deliveries: MS

Taking Chennai Super Kings’ first loss this season in his stride, captain MS Dhoni admitted he wasted a lot of deliveries on a good wicket as the team’s modest total was easily overhauled by Rajasthan Royals, who continued their winning run in IPL-8 on Sunday. Dhoni said his 37-ball 31* was a tad too slow, which allowed RR to register their fifth straight win of the season. “When I went to bat, I ate up a lot of deliveries. It was quite a good wicket, under the light, it gets slightly better. It played how we thought it would play. It was a back-to-back game for us after Mumbai (Indians), and the heat could have been a factor (behind the flat display) but we have to come back. (Dwayne) Bravo released a lot of pressure of me. If he can play like this, I can play somewhere else in the batting order. With (Ravindra) Jadeja and (Ravichandran) Ashwin to follow, it gives our batting potency. It was an off day for us,” Dhoni said after the eight-wicket loss. 
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