Chennai beat Hyderabad to e book IPL play-off place

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Chennai Super Kings' Faf du Plessis
Chennai Tremendous Kings opener Faf du Plessis has now scored 435 runs on this 12 months’s competitors – the third most within the event
Indian Premier League, Sharjah
Sunrisers Hyderabad 134-7 (20 overs): Saha 44 (46); Hazlewood 3-24, Bravo 2-17
Chennai Tremendous Kings 139-4 (19.4 overs): Gaikwad 45 (38), Du Plessis 41 (36); Holder 3-27
Chennai Tremendous Kings received by six wickets
Scorecard; Table

Three-time winners Chennai Tremendous Kings turned the primary crew to achieve this season’s Indian Premier League play-offs with a six-wicket win over backside facet Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Chasing 135, Chennai’s Faf du Plessis (41) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (45) placed on 75, earlier than they slipped to 108-4.

Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni then added 31 as CSK received with two balls remaining.

Sunrisers made 134-7, with Wriddhiman Saha making 44, and Josh Hazlewood taking IPL-best figures of 3-24.

Another win from Chennai’s last three video games would now assure a spot within the qualifier on Sunday, 10 October – and an opportunity to achieve the ultimate on 15 October.

In the event that they lose that sport they are going to have one other probability within the second qualifier on 13 October.

Sunrisers, who’re coached by England’s 50-over World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss, stay backside of the desk and have now simply picked up two wins from their 11 video games.

Hazlewood continues T20 rise

Twenty20 cricket has not at all times been Hazlewood’s forte, together with his foremost traits being accuracy and motion, which means comparisons have been drawn to Australia nice Glenn McGrath.

It’s a format he has barely performed, having figured in 30 video games throughout worldwide and home cricket between 2009 and 2019. However for the reason that begin of 2020, he has performed 22 video games, taking 24 wickets, together with six on this debut IPL marketing campaign.

Thursday’s three wickets got here from intelligent bowling. His first noticed him choose up the essential powerplay breakthrough after banging the ball into the pitch to the charging Jason Roy and the ball stored just a little low to attract the underside edge.

His second and third got here in his last over, after he had been hit for six. They had been reward for him executing his yorkers – each on the stumps and huge exterior off-stump – as Abhishek Sharma holed out to long-on and Abdul Samad sliced to level.

Talking within the interval, Hazlewood was requested about his T20 enchancment and stated: “It’s nearly bowling the fitting ball, on the proper time, with the fitting subject.

“It’s in all probability nearly making an attempt to remain one step forward of the batter and making an attempt to get a really feel for what he will do subsequent and getting one step forward of that.”

Josh Hazlewood's record in international T20 Cricket: 2013 - two matches and three wickets; 2014 - two matches and four wickets; 2015 - no matches or wickets; 2016 - three wickets and one wicket; 2017, 2018 and 2019 - no matches and no wickets; 2020 - two matches and one wicket and 2021 - eight matches and 12 wickets.
Josh Hazlewood has turn out to be a daily in Australia’s Twenty20 facet within the final two years and is predicted to play a key position within the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup in October

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