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IPL 2021, CSK vs SRH highlights: CSK wins by 6 wkts, qualifies for playoffs

Opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad (45) and Faf du Plessis (41) then set the platform before Ambati Rayudu (17 off 13) and MS Dhoni (14 off 11) finished the chase with two balls to spare

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Chennai Super Kings. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL
Chennai Super Kings. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL

(CSK) mbecame first team in 14th edition of (IPL 2021) to qualify for the playoffs as the three-time champions defeated (SRH) by six wickets at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Thursday.

Sent in to bat, SRH posted a below-par 134 for seven, riding on Wriddhiman Saha's 44.

Opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad (45) and (41) then set the platform before Ambati Rayudu (17 off 13) and (14 off 11) finished the chase with two balls to spare.

Earlier, sent in to bat, top-scored with a 46-ball 44, while Abhishek Sharma (18) and Abdul Samad (18) also got starts but didn't capitalise on them.

Josh Hazlewood (3/24) was the most successful bowler for CSK, while Dwayne Bravo (2/14) snapped two and Shardul Thakur (1/37) and (1/14) also scalped one each.

(CSK) won the toss and invited to bat first in Match 44 of 14th edition of at Sharjah Cricket Ground today. CSK brought in Dwayne Bravo in place of Sam Curran, while SRH did not make any changes to their playing eleven.

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Chennai Super Kings' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Ruturaj Gaikwad c Williamson b Holder 45 38 4 2
Faf du Plessis c Kaul b Holder 41 36 3 2
Moeen Ali b Rashid Khan 17 17 2 0
Suresh Raina lbw b Holder 2 3 0 0
Ambati Rayudu not out 17 13 1 1
MS Dhoni not out 14 11 1 1
Total: 139-4 in 19.4 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Sandeep Sharma 3 0 18 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 34 0
Jason Holder 4 0 27 3
Rashid Khan 4 0 27 1
Siddharth Kaul 2.4 0 24 0
Abhishek Sharma 2 0 9 0

scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Jason Roy c Dhoni b Hazlewood 2 4 0 0
Wriddhiman Saha c Dhoni b Jadeja 43 46 1 2
Williamson Roy lbw b Bravo 11 11 2 0
Priyam Garg c Dhoni b Dwayne Bravo 7 10 0 0
Abhishek Sharma c du Plessis b Hazlewood 18 13 1 1
Abdul Samad c Moeen b Hazlewood 18 14 1 1
Jason Holder c Chahar b Thakur 5 5 0 0
Rashid Khan not out 17 13 2 0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar not out 2 2 0 0
Total: 134-7 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Deepak Chahar 4 0 32 0
Josh Hazlewood 4 0 24 3
Shardul Thakur 4 0 37 1
Dwayne Bravo 4 0 17 2
Ravindra Jadeja 3 0 14 1
Moeen Ali 1 0 5 0

CSK vs SRH playing 11
 
CSK playing 11: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

SRH playing 11: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.

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