Chennai Super Kings progressed to the final of IPL 2018 after they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday night.
After winning the toss and opting to field first, Chennai Super Kings restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 139/7, for SRH Carlos Brathwaite scored unbeaten 43 runs and his 51 runs partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped their team to post a respectable total.
In the chase Sunrisers bowlers kept on taking wickets regularly and reduced Super Kings to 92/7 in 15 overs, in last three overs CSK needed 43 runs and Faf du Plessis (67*) and Shardul Thakur (15*) helped their team to cross the line.
All the stats and facts from the Qualifier 1 match of IPL 2018 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai :
1 - Shikhar Dhawan got out on the first ball of the match and this was the first instance when a team lost a wicket on the very first ball of a playoff/knockout match in the IPL.
2/11 - Rashid Khan took 2 wickets and conceded only 11 runs in his 4 overs spell - the joint most economical spell for him in the IPL. He had identical figures against Mumbai Indians at the same venue earlier this season.
4 - Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost their last four IPL matches - the most they have lost in a row in the IPL history.
4 - Number of caught and bowled dismissals in this match - the most such dismissals in an IPL match.
7 - Number of times Chennai Super Kings have reached into the final of IPL - the most by any team in the IPL.
11 - Shikhar Dhawan's batting average in IPL playoff/knock out matches, he has scored 99 runs at an average of 11 in 9 such matches.
18 - Number of wickets taken by Rashid Khan at an average of 23.06 in this IPL - the most wickets taken by any spinner in IPL 2018.
685 - Runs scored by SRH captain Kane Williamson at an average of 57.08 in 15 innings with 8 fifties - the most runs by any player in IPL 2018.
4007 - Faf du Plessis completed 4000 runs in T20 cricket, he scored 4007 runs at an average of 27.63 in 177 matches with 1 hundred and 21 fifties.