Bouncing again strongly from their forgettable 2020 season within the UAE, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Thursday turned the primary staff within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to qualify for the playoffs. The three-time winners made the knockouts following their six-wicket win towards Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, their ninth for the season.
Chennai had completed seventh within the factors desk in IPL 2020, shedding eight of their 14 league video games. It was the primary time that MS Dhoni‘s males didn’t qualify for the playoffs of their 11-season look.
However, the Yellow Brigade bounced again in top-class style to make the knockouts for the twelfth time in an IPL season, inching nearer to their fourth title.
Chennai gained 9 of their 11 video games in IPL 2021 to take their win share to 81.8 – the best for any IPL staff in any season. Subsequently, the loss for SRH implied a win share of simply 18 – the fourth-lowest for any IPL staff in any season. Chennai nonetheless have three video games remaining this season.
Chennai’s solely two defeats got here in towards Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, each within the first half of the season. On resumption of the season within the UAE, Chennai have gained 4 in a row to make the playoffs.
The loss additionally implied that Sunrisers have formally been eradicated from the race to the playoffs.