Skipper MS Dhoni-led team Chennai Super Kings entered into the final for the seventh time after defeating Kane Williamson's Sunrisers Hyderabad. The hero of the match was Faf Du Plessis who played the hard-hitting knock of 67 runs. This is to notice that CSK retained Faf Du Plessis in the team by using the Right to play card. He didn't play many matches in this season but his important innings came in the important match.
The South Africa cricketer took the match in his hand after the strong batting line-up of CSK failed in front of Sun Risers Hyderabad's strong bowling line up. After the match, skipper MS Dhoni praised Du Plessis and said, 'Faf's innings proves that experience works, it is not easy when you didn't play many matches in the tournament. I have always said that players should work on the mindset with playing skills also. This is the same when the experience works and how you can contribute to the team, this is what Faf proved.'
This is the seventh time when the Chennai Super Kings entered into the finals and skipper MS Dhoni is all smiles as from the first season he is captain cool of Chennai Super Kings.
On this big achievement or record, MS Dhoni said, 'It is good when we play well we get a benefit of playing the playoff match once again because to be on the top of the ranking table.' Dhoni also praised SRH's bowler Rashid Khan and said 'SRH has a benefit that they have a mystery bowler Rashid Khan.'
Now SRH will get a chance to enter the finals after the second playoff match and if SRH wins the third playoff match then they will once again to face CSK for the title's game.