Chasing a modest target of 140, CSK were tottering at 92 for 7 before Du Plessis (67 off 42 balls) engineered a stunning comeback and gifted CSK a memorable win.
"Faf's innings is where experience counts", Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said.
Siddarth Kaul bowling the 19th over paid for his inexperience in crunch game as 17 runs came off that over as no 10 Shardul Thakur (15 off 5 balls) got three boundaries including a streaky one. "You visualize what your role is, how you can contribute and Faf has been brilliant".
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"We have been a very good team over the past ten seasons, but it's more about the dressing room atmosphere".
Dwayne Bravo paid a wonderful tribute to skipper MSDhoni following Chennai Super Kings' win over Sunrisers Hyderabad that helped them get into the final. "Being in the top two gives us that liberty to have one more game", Dhoni says. The Super Kings' bowlers got off to a great start, with opener Shikhar Dhawan getting clean bowled by Deepak Chahar on the very first delivery.
"To be fair, the way I look at it, that's not where we want to correct ourselves". Losing three-four wickets in the middle always puts you on pressure.
Rashid Khan bowled a terrific spell when the Sunrisers Hyderabad had their opportunity to defend.
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The Super Kings will be bidding for their third IPL title in the final against the victor of Eliminator 2 at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, May 27.
"It's good to win a game like this, but what's more important, is knowing how we can improve", the former India skipper added.
"Our bowling combination is the best we have, and from the beginning I've been using different players at different stages to test them". Over the past five games, CSK's bowlers have outdone even Sunrisers', who were not too long ago the best bowling side going around. As the tournament has gone on and pitches have become progressively slower, Jadeja has bowled his entire quota in five of his last six games. That is why he is in the side, another death option.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Rajasthan Royals for the Eliminator match on Wednesday; the winner of which will then face SRH in Qualifier 2 to vie for the second spot in the Final, to be held on Sunday, where the winner will face off with CSK to decide the winner of the 11th edition of the IPL. He said Hyderabad's total of 139 for 7 after they had been put in was at least "20-25 runs short". It's such a fine line.
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"We were a little bit short with the bat, but credit to the way we pulled it back", Williamson said. He walked out to bat in the 12th over when his team had lost five wickets with just 69 runs on the board, and took his time to settle down.