MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings defeat Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets in match no. 44 in Sharjah.MS Dhoni’s CSK became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. In pursuit of a 135-run target, openers Faf du Plessis (41) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (45) provided a terrific start as they stitched a 74-run opening stand. Quick cameos from Ambati Rayudu (17* off 13) and skipper Dhoni (14* off 11) helped CSK to win the match by 6 wickets in hands. Earlier, Josh Hazlewood registered his best-ever IPL bowling figures – 3/24 – while Dwayne Bravo picked up a couple of wickets as Chennai Super Kings restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 134 for 7 after opting to bowl. Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha top-scored with 44 off 46 balls while no other batter could score than 18 runs.
Not the result we wanted! #SRH will come back stronger: Wridhiman Saha In today’s IPL match Sun Risers Hyderabad lost to Chennai Super Kings. This is the first time in IPL since last 6 years when SRH is not in the play –off. SRH had an excellent track record in their performance during last 6 years. So looking at the past record of SRH team’s wicket keeper and Bengal cricketer koos “Not the result we wanted! First time in the last 6 years we are not in the Play-Offs. I am sure #SRH will come back stronger!