Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten knock of 67 runs as Chennai Super Kings (140/8) outdid Sunrisers Hyderabad (139/7) by two wickets to enter the Indian Premier League final, for a record seventh time, at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, on Tuesday. (HIGHLIGHTS) Chasing a modest target of 140, CSK were down in dumps at 92 for 7 before Du Plessis (67 off 42 balls) engineered a stunning comeback and fittingly finished the match with a straight six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (SCORECARD) With 43 needing off last three overs, Du Plessis, who opened the batting, launched into Carlos Brathwaite’s 18th over smashing him for 20 runs which included two sixes and two fours. Having done precious little in the tournament so far, the stylish right-hander put his hand up when it mattered most. Siddarth Kaul bowling the 19th over paid for his inexperience in crunch game as 17 runs came off that over as no 10 Shardul Thakur (15 off 5 balls) got three boundaries including a streaky one. Then it was Du Plessis, who finished the match having hit five fours and four maximums. Banned for two seasons on charges of corruption, the most successful franchise in the history of… Read full this story
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