|Indian Premier League, Qualifier 1, Chennai:|
|Chennai Tremendous Kings 172-7 (20 overs): Gaikwad 60 (44), Conway 40 (34); Shami 2-28|
|Gujarat Titans 157 all out (20 overs): Gill 42 (38), Rashid 30 (16); Jadeja 2-18, Theekshana 2-28|
|Chennai Tremendous Kings win by 15 runs|
Chennai Tremendous Kings are by means of to their tenth Indian Premier League closing after beating defending champions Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1.
Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scored with 60 from 44 balls as Chennai posted 172-7 after being put in to bat.
On a pitch rising more and more troublesome to bat on, Gujarat have been all out for 157 with solely Shubman Gill – 42 from 38 – making a rating of be aware.
Gujarat go into Qualifier 2, whereas CSK advance to Sunday’s closing in Ahmedabad.
The M.A. Chidambaram Stadium was a sea of yellow because the Chennai crowd roared on MS Dhoni’s aspect however they have been silenced within the second over when Gaikwad chipped tamely to mid-wicket off Darshan Nalkande.
Nevertheless, the opener was reprieved as replays confirmed Nalkande had overstepped and it proved a expensive error.
Gaikwad hit the subsequent ball for six and proceeded to play the match’s defining innings, reaching his half-century from 36 balls as he placed on 87 with Devon Conway for the primary wicket.
As soon as Gaikwad departed, batting regarded a lot more durable however helpful cameos all through the order, together with an unbeaten 9 from 4 balls from England all-rounder Moeen Ali, took the Tremendous Kings to a aggressive whole.
Gujarat did not construct any actual momentum with the flip and bounce of Ravindra Jadeja and Mahesh Theekshana inflicting the batting aspect issues.
Gill went previous 700 runs in a powerful IPL season however even he struggled for fluency earlier than falling to Deepak Chahar, two balls after Jadeja had bowled David Miller.
Rashid Khan hit three fours and two sixes late on to present the Titans a glimmer of hope however Chennai held on comfortably and took the ultimate wicket with the final ball of the match.
What’s the IPL play-off schedule?
Chennai are actually safely by means of to the ultimate on Sunday, 28 Could and Gujarat might but be part of them there.
Wednesday will see third-placed Lucknow Tremendous Giants tackle five-time champions Mumbai Indians within the Eliminator, with the loser going out.
The winner of the Eliminator will then face Gujarat on Friday in Qualifier 2.
Whoever wins that can advance to play Chennai for the trophy.