Chennai Super Kings have scripted history yet again as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 in Mumbai on Tuesday. With this victory MS Dhoni and boys have managed to reach the final of the tournament for a record seventh time. After being set a target of 140, CSK’s chase was marred by wickets at regular intervals. But Faf du Plessis held his nerve and scored 67 runs from 42 ball, and strung some crucial partnerships with the lower order to take his team to the finish line.
This qualification to the final is all the more special for the team as they were returning to the competition after a gap of two years. Their dominance was at full display in the league stages as well when they finished second in the points table.
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo celebrated this victory with a dance in the dressing room. A video of the same was posted on Twitter by Chennai Super Kings. In it, Bravo and Harbhajan are seen dancing in front of skipper Dhoni. The players are paying a tribute to Dhoni.
The tweet read, “Champion’s groovy tribute to #Thala after getting through to the #Finale! #WhistlePodu #yellove @msdhoni.”
Champion's groovy tribute to #Thala after getting through to the #Finale! #WhistlePodu #yellove @msdhoni @DJBravo47 @harbhajan_singh @lakshuakku pic.twitter.com/W9wsa23FcH— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 22, 2018
Champion's groovy tribute to #Thala after getting through to the #Finale! #WhistlePodu #yellove @msdhoni @DJBravo47 @harbhajan_singh @lakshuakku pic.twitter.com/W9wsa23FcH
Dhoni has been a big hit in this year's competition. In the 15 matches he has played so far, he has scored 455 runs at an average of 75.83. He is also just seven runs short of making it his most successful IPL campaign ever.