SRH will now take on the victor of the eliminator match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, to be held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, tomorrow, at the same venue on May 25.
With Thakur edging three boundaries off the penultimate over, du Plessis sealed the win in style with a straight six off Kumar, to finish with an important 67 off 42 balls.
CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, too, didn't last long.
Du Plessis opened the batting with Shane Watson (0) and put on a crucial 27-run unbeaten stand with tailender Shardul Thakur, who made 15 off five balls.
"Right from the first game we've used different bowlers in different ways to find out who is the best bowler at the end..." They might have lost Harbhajan but CSK knows that if there is anyone who can win the game for them, it is Faf.
It is the seventh time Chennai have made the IPL final.
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Apart from Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo chipped in with two wickets.
Chennai's task seemed relatively simple but the Sunrisers bowlers had consistently defended low totals throughout the tournament and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had the returning Shane Watson caught behind in the first over of the Super Kings' chase.
Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan (2-11) brilliantly mixed up his googlies and sharp leg breaks in his four overs as he dismissed Dhoni (9) and Dwayne Bravo (7). Captain Kane Williamson (24) and Yusuf Pathan (24) were the other notable contributors with the bat.
Going in to the match, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK hold a slight edge as they have got the better of their southern rivals twice in the league stage this season.
"It was a decent wicket and we would have liked 20 more (runs)", said Williamson. He then stands in his crease and greets the very next delivery with a mighty swing of the bat, sending the ball over cow corner for a SIX. He has so far scored eight half-centuries in IPL 2018, and he looked in prime form on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai before he was dismissed.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Royals in the eliminator on Wednesday in Kolkata.
Politically at least, the election results in Iraq suggest that the Iranian influence in Iraq is waning. Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, sad: "Whoever hurts us, we will hurt him sevenfold".
State-run Al-Ikhbariya TV said government forces plan to drive the militants from their remaining strongholds in the area. Assad's forces have been making steady gains since 2015, when Russian launched an air campaign on behalf of his forces.
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Robin Byde is cautious as Ryanair's pessimistic outlook could impact sentiment across the sector. LaudaMotion has a valuable portfolio of slots at many congested airports in Germany, Vienna, and Palma de Mallorca.
She thinks it unlikely the US will act on threats to slap an embargo on Venezuela's oil exports - its main source of cash. Bertucci warned that if Maduro pressed forward, Venezuela would explode before his new six-year term begins in January.
And who knows? If all goes well, maybe The Fresh Prince will even treat World Cup fans with a few throwback tracks. He performs in Spanish or English, and a number of his tracks have garnered more than 1 billion views on YouTube .
A Texas sheriff says two officers engaged the gunman in a deadly high school rampage within four minutes Friday, saving lives. He said later that the case presented the most deaths in one crime that he had ever faced.
There are several opportunities to vote in this spring's primary, the Kern County Elections office said in a news release. Am I allowed time off from work to vote? Primary elections dictate which candidates will appear on the ballot in November.
Updates were issued regularly to the general public until 1961, and then to local and national government officials until 1991. According to The Guardian , the leaflet is around 20 pages and contains information about how to prepare in the event of war .
Farm Bill fails in House of Representatives
That way, the House Republicans with urban constituencies can avoid being tarred with a vote to reduce the scope of food stamps. The bill , H.R. 2, had already survived an attempt to revamp a sugar program opposed by fiscal conservatives.
Indian archbishop urges Catholics to pray for democracy
He included a prayer to be read during Masses that asked "May the ethos of true democracy envelope our elections with dignity". Along with the letter was a special "prayer for our nation" regarding the protection of the values of the Constitution.
Foreign Media Arrive For North Korea Nuke Site Closing
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New details emerge about deadly school shooting in Texas
He also said in his post that his sister-in-law's husband, William Recie Tisdale, is "in bad health with a terminal lung disease". Pagourtzis , 17, has been charged with murder after the attack at Santa Fe High School, south-east of Houston in Texas .