Explosive Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis said on Thursday that the strong batting line-up consisting the likes of MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina is the key for his side's success.


“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.


Du Plessis said his side knew that they could chase down the big target of 206 if they have a good start. 


“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,” he said.