Kane Williamson becomes leading run-scorer in IPL 2018

IPL 2018 Qualifier 1 MS Dhoni has now led CSK to seven IPL Finals

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.



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