Hopefully we can come back to Mumbai for IPL final: Kane Williamson


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.

Du Plesis kept on playing sensibly throughout when no other batman clicked and went back cheaply. He played 42 balls and slammed five boundaries and four sixes.

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.

All is not lost for Hyderabad and they will get a second shot at reaching the final as they had qualified for the play-offs after topping the table. SRH will now face the winner of the Eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in the second Qualifier on May 25 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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