Shane Watson’s brilliant, unbeaten 117 blasted the Sunrisers back into darkness to help the Chennai Super Kings win IPL 2018
Table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad dispatched the Kolkata Knight Riders to win by 13 runs off the back of a sensational performance by Rashid Khan.
Kolkata Knight Riders fans might have been anxious when their boys set Rajasthan Royals just 170 for a shot at Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2, but tight bowling saw them stroll home in comfort.
A brilliant innings by Faf du Plessis took the Chennai Super Kings into the final of the IPL when log-leaders Sunrisers were beaten by two wickets, with five balls remaining.
The Chennai Super Kings romped to a fairly comfortable win against Kings XI Punjab but just failed to steal the top spot in the table from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Lethal bowling from the bottom-feeding Delhi Daredevils crushed the defending champions as the Mumbai Indians failed to chase down 175 and lost by 11 runs to end their playoff hopes.
The Rajasthan Royals produced a terrific team performance to defend a low total that was boosted by a flurry of sixes and defended by excellent bowling from Krishnappa Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal to boot Royal Challengers Bangalore out of IPL 2018.
Harshal Patel’s blitz in the final over of the Daredevils’ innings proved decisive in a dead rubber match that ended up providing plenty of intrigue and excitement.
AB de Villiers’ 69 underpinned a Royal Challengers total which withstood a desperate attack from Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson to win by 14 runs.
Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional death bowling opened up the playoff race as he stole a victory for the Mumbai Indians, who beat the Kings XI Punjab by three runs in Mumbai.