Faf du Plessis stars in CSK’s thrilling win

Faf du Plessis stars in CSK’s thrilling win

May 23, 2018

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis batted splendidly for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by scoring a valuable match winning knock of 67 n.o. (42 balls, 5×4, 4×6) and helped his team enter the final of this edition of the IPL by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by two wickets in the IPL Qualifier 1 played yesterday.

Chennai once again showed why they are the ‘Super Kings’ of the IPL as the men in yellow put up a stunning performance to reach their 7th final, as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in a thriller at Wankhede on Tuesday.

Faf du Plessis starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 67 off just 42 balls as Chennai made heavy weather of a small chase. Set 140 to win, Chennai kept losing wickets at regular intervals, starting with Shane Watson who was dismissed for 0 in the first over.

Earlier, it was Ravindra Jadeja (1/13) who led a combined effort of Chennai bowlers as they restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to just 139/7 after asking them to bat first.

Faf du Plessis was chosen as the Player of the Match.


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