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  • 10:50 PM IST

  • 10:46 PM IST

    SIX!! Faf finishes off in style. He has literally done a MS Dhoni. He was there at the hard times. Had his partners changing but kept his calm and finished the match off with a six. The Braithwaite’s 18th over was the game changer here and the lucky boundaries by Thakur as well. CSK go to the final of IPL 2018.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    Faf du Plessis is turning things around here for CSK. However, the other side is falling as Harbhajan is run out. Brilliant stop and throw by Rashid Khan after bowling 4 overs. SRH still into the match.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    Faf du Plessis doesn’t want to give an easy win to SRH. CSK still fancy their chances with du Plessis in the middle and Bhajji in the dugout. However, SRH are on the top with the required run rate 10 an over.

  • 10:01 PM IST

    OUT! More than half of the CSK side is back in the pavilion. Ravindra Jadeja fails to pick the slower ball and hits it straight back to the bowler who makes no mistake in completing the catch. This brings Deepak Chahar in the middle.

  • 9:53 PM IST

  • 9:53 PM IST

  • 9:52 PM IST

  • 9:51 PM IST

    Something seems to be wring with Rashid Khan he has gone off field and looks sick. He will be back though. SRH bowlers on the other hand have kept things tight from their end, required run rate climbing to 10 an over now.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    OUT! Rashid gets the big fish and the most needed wicket of MS Dhoni. SRH will feel they are home with the wicket. However, they still have to complete the final step. SRH are on the top here.

CSK, SRH, IPL 2018 Playoffs
Ambati Rayudu has scores of 100* and 79 against SRH this season (Image courtesy: AFP)

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings full updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of VIVO IPL 2018 Playoffs. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) finished at No.1 and No.2 position in the points table to set up a Qualifier 1 date at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Stay tuned to this place for live scores, updates and best tweets from the cyberspace.

SRH may have finished at the top spot but CSK start favourites for the match. Two of SRH’s five defeats have come against CSK. Also, CSK have the winning momentum with 2 wins of their last 3 games. On the other hand, Hyderabad, who had won 9 of their first 11 matches, lost three consecutive matches last match. Head to head, Chennai lead 6-2. SRH’s bowling against Chennai’s batting will prove to be decisive.

IPL 2018 Playoffs, SRH vs CSK, Qualifier 1 at Mumbai: Preview, Predictions and Likely 11s
IPL 2018 Playoffs, SRH vs CSK, Qualifier 1 at Mumbai: Preview, Predictions and Likely 11s

Key players (SRH): Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Key players (CSK): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja

Likely XIs:

SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite/Alex Hales, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

CSK: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Faf du Plessis/Sam Billings, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh/Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi

The winner of the match will advance to IPL 2018 final, to be played in Mumbai on Sunday. The losing team will head to Qualifier 2 and play against the winner of the Eliminator between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Friday.