CSK Vs SRH- Faf Du Plessis Showed Off His Masterclass & Roared Back To Form With a Match-Winning Knock Against SRH! Their Final Tournament Door Opens Now!
What a game guys! Chennai makes an inspirational comeback from the jaws of defeat and plunges themselves into their 7th Indian T20 League final. Hyderabad narrowly missed out tonight, but they aren’t out of just yet. They still have an opportunity to make it to the final, in Qualifier 2, but will have to wait to see who emerges victorious in the Eliminator.
South African skipper Faf du Plessis on Tuesday guided CSK to their seventh IPL final with a two-wicket victory over SRH. 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.
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. Siddarth Kaul bowling the 19th over, paid for his inexperience in a 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.
Du Plessis waged a lone battle as wickets fell in a heap at the other end with Sandeep Sharma getting rid of Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar. Have you missed that WhistlePodu Moment? Well, catch the highlights of CSK Vs SRH here- https://srtz.co/Qualifier1
Courtesy : IPLT20, Espncricinfo & BCCI.