CSK romped to one of the most famous playoff wins in IPL history, coming back from the jaws of defeat and reaching a record 7th IPL final.
All through the IPL, on multiple occasions, CSK has displayed extreme discipline and belief in crunch situations, where most teams would have surrendered meekly.
Today was another such situation, where the SRH bowling unit had run through the CSK batting order and were almost cruising to a win.
However, Faf hung around, soaking in the pressure, letting the best SRH bowlers bowl their overs out and taking the game into Dhoni territory.
He was waiting for that one Brathwaite over to take toll off, and he delivered big time when the big West Indian took the ball.
Shardul Thakur then came in and edged a few to the third man and fine leg boundary to get some pressure off du Plessis.
With 6 needed off the final over, du Plessis launched one over the bowler to complete a historic comeback for CSK.
Harbhajan Singh did not have much to do in the middle today. He wasn’t used during CSK’s bowling and couldn’t contribute much with the bat.
However, he came up with a brilliant tweet, praising du Plessis’ fighting spirit. He also complimented Rashid Khan on another fiery spell in the middle, one that almost helped SRH get over the line.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 22, 2018
CSK will now await one from RR, KKR and SRH to reach the finals. They will have 5 days off and can prepare well for that final at the Wankhede.