Prime News, National Sport, Cricket, Visakhapatnam, May 11:- Chennai Super Kings (CSK) stormed into the final of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) after beating Delhi Capitals (DC) by 6 wickets in the second Qualifier at here last night.
CSK will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) in the summit clash at Hyderabad tomorrow. The two teams have met each other thrice in summit clashes of the tournament earlier with MI finishing on the winning side twice while the CSK outfit came out triumphant once.
Chasing 148 runs for victory, CSK overhauled the target with 6 wickets in hand and 6 balls to spare. Shane Watson’s 50 off 32 and Faf du Plessis’s 50 off 39 helped CSK to reach their 8th IPL final.
Dwayne Bravo (2/19), Ravindra Jadeja (2/23), Deepak Chahar (2/28) and Harbhajan Singh (2/31) shared eight wickets between them to keep DC in check after opting to bowl.
Earlier, CSK won the toss and elected to bowl. Defending champions CSK dished out a clinical bowling effort to restrict DC to 147 for 9 in the stipulated 20 overs. Rishabh Pant (38 off 25) and Sherfane Rutherford (10) shared 22 runs for the sixth wicket but CSK didn’t allow the DC outfit to get any momentum, picking up wickets at regular intervals to rattle their innings. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)