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IPL 2018: Faf du Plessis, Rashid Khan top CSK-SRH Qualifier 1 report card; MS Dhoni among flops

Faf du Plessis produced a match-winning 67 off 42 deliveries to foil a effort from Rashid Khan, and guide CSK into the IPL 2018 final with a two-wicket win over SRH.

The Qualifier 1 at Mumbai between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) produced one of the most thrilling encounters of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 in which Faf du Plessis’ with the bat yet another superb bowling effort by the Sunrisers.

MS Dhoni would have expected after he won the toss and chose to field. Shikhar Dhawan went back to the dugout off the very first delivery of their innings as Deepak Chahar cleaned him up with a superb delivery. It was Carlos Brathwaite’s 29-ball knock of 43 runs that helped Sunrisers to a fighting total of 139/7.

Chennai’s innings also didn't get the desired start as Shane Watson, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu departed early. Ultimately a crucial 18th over from Brathwaite in which du Plessis took him to the cleaners, turned the momentum completely in Chennai’s favour.

The South African, who finished the game with a six off the first ball of 20th over. Chennai won by two wickets and enterd the grand finale for the seventh time in IPL history.