Chennai Super Kings advanced to its ninth Indian Premier League final with two balls to spare on Sunday, beating Delhi Capitals by four wickets in the playoffs.
Three-time champion Chennai reached 173-6 on the back of Ruturaj Gaikwad’s impressive 70 and Robin Uthappa’s 63.
Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished off the game with three boundaries against Tom Curran in the final over.
Dhoni had won the toss and chose to field.
Delhi, last year’s runner-up, posted a decent score of 172-5.
Delhi will get another opportunity on Wednesday to qualify for Friday’s final. It takes on the winner of Monday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Virat Kohli lauded his former skipper for his match-winning knock. He took to Twitter and wrote: “Anddddd the king is back…the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight.”
Anddddd the king is back ❤️the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight.@msdhoni
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 10, 2021