Favorites Edit

SRH vs CSK Match Result 

- IPL 2018 Qualifier 1
Sunrisers Hyderabad 139/7 (20.0 ov)
Chennai Super Kings 140/8 (19.1 ov)
Chennai Super Kings win by 2 wickets
Current Run Rate 7.3
Faf du Plessis
Shardul Thakur
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Siddarth Kaul
That's all from us today, we will be back tomorrow for the eliminator between KKR and RR, another humdinger awaits us, I guess, till then relax and wait. Danke, good people!
Faf du Plessis, the man with the tattoos, the man who won the game, man of the match: "It's nice to contribute since I haven't played much. Yesterday, I was just reflecting on my past games, and took some confidence from that mentally. I just entered the changing room now, and asked the boys 'how did we win this, guys?'. Sometimes the game seems out of reach, but you keep sticking in. But Shardul came in and hit some boundaries, and everything went our way. Rashid was a real handful, so just happy to cross the line."
 MS Dhoni, captain in the final: "Always happy when we win. Being in the top two gives you that liberty to have one more game," Dhoni says. "If we would've lost, you still give yourself a second chance. They bowled very well, and there was a bit for the fast bowlers. Bhuvi bowled well, backed up well by Rashid. We kept losing wickets, and so we had to push ourselves. Losing three-four wickets in the middle always puts you on pressure. Plus, they have a mystery bowler. It's good to win a game like this, but what's more important, is knowing how we can improve. Our bowling combination is the best we have, and from the beginning I've been using different players at different stages to test them. You have to keep shuffling to know who can do what for you, and at what time. It may hurt you sometimes, and the best bowlers are playing these games. Faf's innings, is where experience counts. It's not easy to not play a lot of games, but I always say you need to train your mind as well. That's where the experience comes in. You visualise what your role is, how you can contribute, and Faf has been brilliant. I know we had a second chance, but still feels good. We have been a very good team over the past ten seasons, but it's more about the dressing room atmosphere. And you can't do that without the players and the support staff."
Shardul Thakur, the Man with the most precious edges: "It was good, and it was important for me to give some runs so that Faf could finish it. I always told my coaches that I want to finish the game with the bat, and today I had the opportunity. MS said 'pick your balls', and Faf said to take single off the last ball, but I found the boundary. People are here to see entertainment and they got some. You have to believe, always."
Captain Kane: We were too short with the bat, and it was actually a decent surface. We would've wanted 20 more. The game did swing our way, and bowlers were outstanding, but we didn't quite execute it like in the past. Hopefully we can cross the line in Kolkata and come back here. We do back our death bowlers, but it wasn't to be today. Credit to CSK's lower order. It's important that we learn from this and take it to our next match. Faf played a beautiful knock, and credit to the way they scrapped it. We got a bit of hard work to do, but we'll do it one over at a time
An absolute humdinger, SRH came out, bowled bullets, had CSK on the mat, Faf comes out, looks ugly, and then looks pristine, and then wins the match with 5 balls to spare, #KaneGutted

This was SRH's match to lose after the start and the middle overs and they lost, it was that man Faf who meandered along in the league phase but stamped his authority when it mattered the most. CSK's depth has been unreal this season, another match, another crunch moment, another player pops up and gets the job done.

SRH now go to Eden Gardens, well, the players are on their knees, this will be difficult to swallow but they have to now fly across to the east and hope to finish the job.
Faf finishes it off in one ball, take a bow, Francois, a brilliant innings and has led CSK to the finals
19.1 Bhuvneshwar to Faf du Plessis, SIX! CSK Win! Don't bother about Bhuvi's knuckle-balls, Faf has slammed the first delivery bang on the sightscreen.
Over 19 CSK: 134/8(RR 7.05) Bowler: S Kaul Sum..: 4 4 1 wd 1 2 4
Bhuvi has to defend 6 runs in the final over
18.6 Kaul to Thakur, FOUR! Shardul Thakur, what are you doing at No.10? Full ball, he gets a big backlift and bludgeons the ball over the bowler's head, right into the sightscreen. Ne edges, what is all that? He takes the ball which is pitched up and then slams it over the bowler with full face of the bat, CSK's match to lose here!
18.5 Kaul to Thakur, 2 runs, there's some swift running, full on the off stump, he hammers it down, Kaul bends in time and gets a finger, but that in turn gives them the time to run two. Faf sprinted back, head down, hurtling down the pitch, makes his ground. Tahir is screaming away in the dugout
18.4 Kaul to Faf du Plessis, 1 run, gets a neat connection, driving a length ball, but only as far as Kane at cover. He trusts Thakur to get one more edge
18.4 Kaul to Faf du Plessis, WIDE! Way outside off, he tries to bowl outside off, ends up spilling it past the white line.
18.3 Kaul to Thakur, 1 run, full on the off stump, Thakur gets underneath and gives it a nice punch over mid-off, to widish long off.
18.2 Kaul to Thakur, FOUR! And another! He's the king of edges. This one gets an inside edge off a cross-seam and runs down past the keeper. Well, now he can go buy a lottery ticket and sleep off, he will win all the money, another inside edge past the stumps, down to fine leg, CSK...CSK chants come to the fore. #KaneStoic
18.1 Kaul to Thakur, FOUR! There's some luck, something they wouldn't mind. Full outside off, he throws hit bat at it and it gets a healthy edge and runs between the keeper and second slip. Kaul was unlucky, but CSK not worried one bit, they need a boundary any which way
Brathwaite scored 20 runs in the last over and he has given all of those runs back in this particular over, Faf has brought CSK back in this game
Over 18 CSK: 117/8(RR 6.50) Bowler: C Brathwaite Sum..: 1 4 6 4 W 4
17.6 Brathwaite to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Full on the off, he uses his wrists to open the face and creams the ball to deep point. Sensational batting, full ball alright, but Faf has opened his face of the bat and skewed it past point #KaneWorried
Shardul Thakur
17.5 Brathwaite to Faf du Plessis, RUN OUT and 1 run, full ball on off, Faf drives it away to deep extra cover, Rashid runs, slides, fields, and then hurls back the throw, Carlos takes off the bails, Bhajji is short, this match is alive again!
17.4 Brathwaite to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! The angles are working just fine for him. Back of a length, bereft of pace, he pulls it away just past short fine leg. Soft soft ball from Carlos, angled in, easy for Faf who shoves it past short fine leg
17.3 Brathwaite to Faf du Plessis, SIX! Up and over! Full ball is right in Du Plessis' radar, he picks it up like a milk carton off a supermarket shelf and gives it a nice tonk, using merely his wrists. Perhaps a wrong move from Kane, Faf looks to be in the groove now, CSK feeling it now, 50 for Faf
17.2 Brathwaite to Faf du Plessis, FOUR! Full on the off, he keeps his head steady and creams the ball over cover. Gets a neat connection and the ball rockets to the fence. Not a very good ball from Brathwaite, full and wide, in the slot, crunched by Faf, a real hot zone for the Protea
17.1 Brathwaite to Harbhajan, 1 run, goes for a mighty slog, gets the toe-end of his bat and the ball trickles down to long on.
Carlos B
Over 17 CSK: 97/7(RR 5.71) Bowler: S Kaul Sum..: 1 . lb 1 . 1
16.6 Kaul to Harbhajan, 1 run, back of a length outside off, he whips it away to deep backward square.
16.5 Kaul to Harbhajan, no run, keeps it full and out of reach of Bhajji, he puts his bat out in hope of getting some wood, gets zilch. 7 balls no runs
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Start Time
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 07:00 PM IST
IPL 2018
Qualifier 1
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl.
Marais Erasmus, Chettithody Shamsuddin
Reserve Umpire
Yeshwant Barde
Match Refree
Andrew Pycroft
Sunrisers Hyderabad's PLAYING XI
Shikhar Dhawan,
Shreevats Goswami,
Kane Williamson,
Manish Pandey,
Yusuf Pathan,
Carlos Brathwaite,
Shakib Al Hasan,
Rashid Khan,
Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
Siddarth Kaul,
Sandeep Sharma
Chennai Super Kings's PLAYING XI
Ambati Rayudu,
Shane Watson,
Suresh Raina,
Faf du Plessis,
MS Dhoni,
Dwayne Bravo,
Ravindra Jadeja,
Deepak Chahar,
Harbhajan Singh,
Shardul Thakur,
Lungi Ngidi