India Today – An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.

Summary

  • An under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday.
  • Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai rode on du Plessis’ unbeaten 67 off 42 balls to chase down the target with five balls to spare.
  • SRH, who have been brilliant at defending totals in this season, came ever-so-close to winning but the South African skipper’s brilliant knock took CSK over the line and into their 7th IPL final.
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