Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was able to confirm their final place for the eight time in the IPL folklore. Men in Yellow were rescued out of the troubled waters by South African skipper Faf du Plessis, who scored a fine 67 off just 42 balls.
Meanwhile, Chennai kept losing wickets at regular intervals. However, Faf du Plessis made full use of his experience – to take his team over the line.
The right-handed batsman du Plessis kept his cool as he took the matter into own hands. Consequently, Faf du Plessis catapulted his attack in the final overs to help Chennai win the match by two wickets.
Faf du Plessis played a masterpiece:
Meanwhile, Chennai has found a different hero for the different tricky situation in this season of IPL. Thus, Every player has put his hand up and has grabbed the opportunity to deliver the goods.
In fact, du Plessis was not even expected to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni included him in the playing XI because of his vast experience.
Consequently, du Plessis owing to the experience did the job in a fine fashion.
It was a fine performance from the Proteas captain. In addition, he was able to come up good in the crunch situation for CSK. Thus, du Plessis was able to show that the experience cannot be bought in the market.
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis was patient in his approach as he brought out his magnum opus. The right-hander took the game deep and he was able to finish the match on a high.
Consequently, it was a prolific performance from du Plessis as he carried CSK – to the final of the eleventh season of the IPL.
After playing a match-winning knock, du Plessis received appreciation from the Super Kings fans as well as the cricketing fraternity.
Also, here is how Twitter reacted to Faf du Plessis blistering knock:
Well played @ChennaiIPL ! What a game. Awesome to watch the comeback
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) May 22, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 22, 2018
— RK (@RK_sports) May 22, 2018
CSK a team of match winners.
Faf du Plessis emerging as a new winner for them in a crucial game!#CSKvSRH
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 22, 2018
— Malti Chahar🇮🇳 (@ChaharMalti) May 22, 2018
Faf Du Plessis:
41 Runs in first 35 balls
26 Runs in last 7 balls
What a innings!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) May 22, 2018
With this one innings, du Plessis has repaid the faith CSK showed by retaining him.
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) May 22, 2018
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) May 22, 2018
Incredible, unbelievable! CSK return from the dead thanks to brilliant knock from du Plessis. Stunning game full of twists & turns
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 22, 2018
Faf du Plessis, STUNNER ! this is what an experienced international captain can do in a crucial game.. coming to the party at the perfect occasion.. ITS NOT OVER UNTIL ITS OVER.. don’t count #CSK out at any point of the game.. we are the true champions ! #ROAR
— Dhaya Alagiri (@dhayaalagiri) May 22, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 22, 2018
— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) May 23, 2018
What an game @faf1307.. really special innings.!! Well done buddy.!
— David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) May 22, 2018
@ChennaiIPL = you are unbelievable. Every time one stops believing and think that you are done, you just show your class. Shardul Thakur and Faf du Plessis – 27 run stand in just 8 balls! What a game, another final for the best team in the competition over the years.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) May 22, 2018