Chennai Super Kings produced their best cricket in this season so far to beat a confident Delhi Capitals side by six wickets to book a place in the final against Mumbai Indians on May 12 (Sunday) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, with this win, Chennai have registered their 100 wins in IPL games.

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Batting first, Chennai Super Kings bowler did a fantastic job to contain the Delhi Capitals batters who have been in fabulous touch off late. The Capitals lost wickets at regular intervals as they managed to post only 147 runs from their 20 overs. MS Dhoni rotated his bowlers to great effect as they claimed wickets at regular intervals. Colin Munro and Rishabh Pant managed to put some contributions, and a late heave by Ishant Sharma helped them to a respectable score.

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Meanwhile, Chennai openers – Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis got off to a flying start. They added 81 runs for the first wicket to set up an easy win for their side. Chennai Super Kings have struggled due to their openers who announced their arrival in style ahead of the mega final. Both the openers reached their fifty but perished immediately before Ambati Rayudu took the defending champions home.

Chennai achieves a rare feat

With this six wickets win over Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings have registered their 100th victory in the history of IPL. They are the second team to achieve this rare feat after three-time champions Mumbai Indians. While Mumbai touched the landmark feat 174 matches, Chennai took ten games less to tally the same feat. Interestingly, they are only two teams to win the Indian Premier League thrice so far. However, one side will leapfrog the other in the number of titles won.

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Kolkata Knight Riders, who lost the track midway in the season to bow out of the tournament follows Chennai to be third in the list of most wins in IPL. They have so far won 92 matches and will look to achieve the milestone next year. Royal Challengers Bangalore (83) and Kings XI Punjab (80) completes the top five.

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TEAMS

MATCHES

WIN

LOSS

TIE/NR

MUMBAI INDIANS

186

106

78

2

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

164

100

62

2

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

178

92

83

3

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

181

83

92

6

KINGS XI PUNJAB

176

80

94

2