Faf du Plessis turns saviour as Chennai Super Kings pip Sunrisers Hyderabad to enter IPL 2018 final
Chennai Super Kings rode on Faf du Plessis' unbeaten 67 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier of IPL 2018.
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The game went ahead after other members of SRH squad tested negative but Delhi Capitals cruised to an eight-wicket win with 13 balls to spare.
There are 31 games to be played in UAE instead of the usual 60 and that could mean good pitches for the majority of the tournament. With the conditions different from India and pitches expected to be slower, all teams have emphasised on starting from scratch.
SRH restart their IPL 2021 campaign against Delhi Capitals on 22 September, but before that let's take a look at how they fared in the first seven games of the season.