IPL 2018 Qualifier 1: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) bowled well and backed up well by Rashid (Khan). The Afghan spinner went on to concede just 11 runs from his four overs.

Fleming described his team's performance as just about good. Plus, they have a mystery bowler.

File image of Faf du Plessis holding a shoe that was hurled as a protest at the Chepauk Stadium, Chennai. Rashid, who was called on to bowl the 8th, 10th, 12th and 16th over, castled Dhoni neck and crop with a googly and then had the wicket of Dwayne Bravo. It's hard to take him on.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have made a dream comeback to the roster of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year after serving the suspension of two years.

"Rashid's the best legspinner in the world".

Carlos Brathwaite came into this match at a hard stage (69/5) and Hyderabad's innings was going nowhere. "We watch a lot of footage, but he's still so hard to pick", du Plessis said in a separate interview with Star Sports.

CSK pegged back Sunrisers at 47 for 3 with both Williamson and opener Shikhar Dhawan (0) back in the dugout.

Faf du Plessis rediscovered his batting magic to smash an unbeaten 67 and complete a tricky chase, sealing victory thanks to a booming six with five balls to spare. "Towards the end I was just trying to place a few".

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Banned for two seasons on charges of corruption, the most successful franchise in the history of T20 cricket played like a team possessed with their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again at the forefront with calm demeanour. It's been individual players who have got us out of trouble and different players all the time. "Now we have to do some hard work in Kolkata to come back here". "Great to have that camaraderie in the ground", he said.

The IPL final is on May 27 at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium with $4 million going to the victor.

"If we would have lost, you still give yourself a second chance. It was a decent wicket and we would have liked 20 more", he rued.

Murali Vijay played only a solitary game this season and it is highly unlikely that he will be included in the final.

With the bat, we could have taken some better options in order to get maybe another 15/20 on that surface.

Siddarth Kaul bowling the 19th over paid for his inexperience in 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. "You visualise what your role is, how you can contribute and Faf has been brilliant", Dhoni said.

"Nonetheless, it's good to win a game like this, but what's more important, is knowing how we can improve". And it's not possible without the management, players and support staff.

For Du Plessis, reflecting on how he has played on the previous occasions in Mumbai helped him gain confidence as he went out to bat.

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