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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.

  • 9:16 PM IST

    OUT!!! The SRH bowlers are on a roll here. They have already taken 3 wickets under 5 overs. MS Dhoni is in the middle, I am sure he would have liked to come some time later but he will take it.

  • 8:43 PM IST

    Briathwaite has taken SRH to a fighting total here. There were critics about his selection in the start but he has shut them quite with his bat. He has literally powered SRH to a decent total. They have defended such low totals in the tournament early on but in the last few games their bowlers have leaked runs. However, we know that they do have the capability of defending.

  • 8:30 PM IST

    Carlos Brathwaite has taken the charge here. Two balls have already sailed back in the crowd. All Bhuvi needs to do now is rotate the strike and make sure he doesn’t come in between the shots. He is there to admire some power hitting now.

  • 8:14 PM IST

    OUT! Another brilliant reflex catch by another West Indian. This was more firmly hit and very low. Bravo who has been removed from the death bowling unit is doing good with the ball early on in the innings.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    OUT!! Jadeja gets the better of Manish Pandey who was struggling with getting the ball away or maybe holding his grounds. However, he has to get back to pavilion. Carlos Braithwaite in. Can he swing the fortunes in SRH’s way?

  • 7:54 PM IST

    Has Bravo lost his job of death bowler after a few failures? Usually we see Bravo into action after 13 overs or so but here he has already bowled 2 overs within 10 overs and it has worked for him so far. Do we have a new member at the death?

  • 7:39 PM IST

    OUT!! SRH have almost lost half of their side back in the pavilion. CSK are on a roll here. Bravo sends back Shakib al Hasan who was looking in good touch. Not to forget it was the same venue where SRH defended 118 against the Mumbai Indians. Are we in for another such match?

  • 7:30 PM IST
    Sadly not by a huge margin

  • 7:28 PM IST

    OUT!! AND IT IS KANE WILLIAMSON! Willaimson must be cursing himself for playing that shot. Shardul Thakur has struck gold here. The celebration of the CSK players shows how important the wicket is.

  • 7:23 PM IST

  • 7:23 PM IST

    OUT! That is some reflex catching. Ngidi is a tall and healthy fellow and catching a low catch off his own bowling with the follow through is not easy and he makes it look very simple. Second wicket falls for SRH and it is Goswami this time. The responsibility is back on the shoulders of Williamson now.

  • 7:13 PM IST

  • 7:13 PM IST
    The first over has been very dramatic with Dhawan departing on royal duck then Kane Williamson smashing 3 good-looking boundaries. It would be alot of learning for the young Shreevats Goswami with his skipper on the other end.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    The umpires walk in as CSK team huddles for a group discussion. Shikhar Dhawan is in the middle with Shreevats Goswami. Deepak Chahar to open for CSK. He has done decent with the ball in the season with some swing.

  • 6:38 PM IST

    Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

  • 6:38 PM IST

    Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi

  • 6:33 PM IST

    CSK have opted to ball. MS Dhoni made a good point there, with the match starting at 7 there will be dew factor in the second innings and they have chased well. Watson is back in the squad in place of Sam Billings. No changes in SRH team.

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.