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Chennai Super Kings batting vs Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling in Qualifier one

New Delhi:Today, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be up against Chennai Super Kings, one of the best teams in IPL history and who have made the final in six of the eight editions they have been part of. For Sunrisers to harbour any hopes of toppling the two-time champions, they will have to be on top of their game, as teams who have erred have paid the price.

The last time they met, Chennai recorded a comfortable eight-wicket win, thanks to AmbatiRayudu’s brilliant century, and humbled the Sunrisers attack which till that point looked indomitable.That was the start of a three-game losing streak that Sunrisers endured, which may prove detrimental in a format where momentum is the key.

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Raina, Lungi Help Chennai Super Kings beatKings XI Punjab In Final League Outing

New Delhi: Left arm batsman Suresh Raina’s unbeaten 61 and Lungi Ngidi’s 4/10 helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in the last league game of IPL 2018 at the MCA Stadium, Pune on Sunday.KXIP were knocked out with this loss while Rajasthan Royals qualified for the playoffs.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) toyed with their batting order on way to a five-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), knocking their opponents out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs’ race that saw Rajasthan Royals (RR) qualify as the fourth and final team. (CSK vs KXIP HIGHLIGHTS)

Signing off with a commanding win orchestrated by Lungi Ngidi’s 4/10, Suresh Raina’s 61 not out and Deepak Chahar’squickfire 39 at their adopted home, CSK also recorded their fifth win out of six matches here at the MCA Stadium. (CSK VS KXIP SCORES)

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Fury of Delhi Daredevils’ Leg-Spinning Duo Earns A Hard-Fought 34-Run Win Over CSK

New Delhi: A firry bowling spell from Delhi Daredevils leg-spinning duo of Amit Mishra (2/20) and SandeepLamichhane (1/21), combined with a 65-run stand off 32 balls by Harshal Patel and Vijay Shankar, helped DD to a hard-fought 34-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Friday.

The win was Delhi Daredevils’ first win over Chennai Super Kings since the 2015 edition and it stalled MS Dhoni’s lead his side to a finish in the top-two of the IPL 2018 standings. Chasing 163, CSK started off slowly but AmbatiRayudu opened up in the sixth over by blasting Avesh Khan for three sixes and a four.

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Harbhajan Suggests India Must Embrace Day-Night Tests

New Delhi:Seasoned spinner Harbhajan Singh suggested on Thursday that India must embrace day-night Tests and shed its apprehensions about the pink ball matches. India have refused to play the Adelaide Test against Australia later this year under lights, inviting criticism from a number of players, including Mark Waugh and Ian Chappell.

"I don't know why they don't want to play day-night Test matches. It's an interesting format and we should try it. I am all for it," Harbhajan said during an interaction.

"Tell me what's the apprehension of playing with pink ball? If you play, you can adjust. It may not be as difficult as it seems," India's third-highest wicket-taker in Tests said.

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Mumbai Indians Still In The Race For Championship With Victory Over Kings XI

New Delhi:  Defending champions Mumbai Indians kept themselves alive in the tournament as they defeated Kings XI Punjab by three runs in their must-win game at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Mumbai jumped to fourth in the Indian Premier League standings after registering their sixth win in 13 games.

KL Rahul's 94 went in vain as Kings XI ended agonisingly short of their 187-run target to suffer their seventh defeat of the season as they dropped down to sixth in the points table. JaspritBumrah (3/15) produced a spirited performance to stop Kings XI at 183/5 in 20 overs.

Defending 17 off final over, Mitchell McClenaghan (2/37) gave away just two runs and took the wicket of Yuvraj Singh to change the equation to 15 off 3 balls. Axar (10 not out) hit a six in the fourth ball and ManojTiwary (4*) hit a four off last ball, but still they ended up short.