Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets to become the first team to qualify for the playoffs within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Thursday.
Chasing a paltry goal of 135, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis gave their aspect a flying begin. The pair shaped an amazing 75 runs partnership for the opening wicket in 10 overs. Gaikwad, who’s the second-highest run-getter for CSK this yr, made 45 off 38 balls earlier than SRH all-rounder Jason Holder dismissed him.
Quickly, CSK misplaced Moeen Ali (17), Suresh Raina (2) and Du Plessis (41) in fast succession as SRH despatched shockwaves to the Tremendous Kings unit. However the low complete wasn’t sufficient to assist SRH bowlers take benefit.
Ambati Rayudu (16 no) and captain MS Dhoni (14 no) took the workforce over the end line as CSK received the sport by six wickets.
Earlier, a superb show by CSK bowlers restricted SRH at 134/7 of their allotted 20 overs. Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha was the one spotlight in Sunrisers, who scored 44 runs from 46 deliveries.
Josh Hazlewood was the decide of the bowlers for the Tremendous Kings. The Aussie pacer bagged a three-wicket haul whereas conceding solely 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was additionally spectacular with the ball, taking a few scalps for 17 runs in 4 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Good outdated occasions. Good effort by the SunRisers to make a match out of it however Dhoni finishes off in fashion and Chennai qualify for the play-offs for the eleventh time in 12 seasons. Excellent #CSKvsSRH
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) September 30, 2021
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 30, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) September 30, 2021
Classic #csk and Qualifying to play offs. Good outdated story!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) September 30, 2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 30, 2021
Chennai Tremendous Kings within the final 4 of an #IPL version for the eleventh day trip of 12 makes an attempt, essentially the most by any aspect!
The one time they could not accomplish that was in 2020 (completed seventh). And naturally, #CSK didn’t take part in 2016 & 2017.#IPL2021 #IPLinUAE#CSKvsSRH #SRHvCSK
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 30, 2021
Dhoni and a six to complete. The story is not over but…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 30, 2021
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 30, 2021
— Chennai Tremendous Kings – Masks P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) September 30, 2021
— Star Sports activities (@StarSportsIndia) September 30, 2021
MS Dhoni’s six takes CSK to the playoffs #CSKvSRH
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 30, 2021
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) September 30, 2021
🏏🥳 WHISTLE PODU! @ChennaiIPL have been on an unstoppable successful streak, they usually turn into the primary workforce to qualify for the playoffs on this version ✨
👀 Can they elevate the IPL title this yr?
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) September 30, 2021
Knocked the playoffs door all through the final season, broke it down earlier than anybody this season. Comeback Tremendous Kings (studying from Starsports). #IPL
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) September 30, 2021
A six from MS Dhoni to complete the sport, we’re seen this for nearly 20 years. The Mahi method. pic.twitter.com/aPpsx5PO98
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 30, 2021
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