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IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings through to IPL final, beats Delhi Capitals in last over drama

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings through to IPL final, beats Delhi Capitals in last-over drama

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings through to IPL final, beats Delhi Capitals in last-over drama
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By CNBCTV18.com Oct 11, 2021 1:10:48 PM IST (Updated)

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Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa played important knocks before MS Dhoni helped Chennai Super Kings book a spot in the IPL final for the ninth time.

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Chennai Super Kings advanced to its ninth IPL final with two balls to spare, beating Delhi Capitals by four wickets in the playoffs. (Text: AP)

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Delhi Capitals had posted a decent score, thanks to opener Prithvi Shaw hitting a brisk 60 off 34 balls and middle-order batters Hetmyer and captain Rishabh Pant who shared an 83-run partnership off 50 balls for the fifth wicket. (Image: AP)

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Chasing a target of 173, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's quickfire 18 guided the three-time champion, Chennai Super Kings, to a dramatic last-over victory. (Text: AP)

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Earlier, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (70) and Robin Uthappa (63) put Chennai's chase on the right course with a dominating 110-run second-wicket stand. Gaikwad, who is only the second batter to score over 600 runs this season, hit five fours and two sixes but Axar Patel took a brilliant low catch in the deep which left Chennai needing 24 off the last 11 balls. (Text: AP)

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However, Pant took a chance with Curran in the last over instead of experienced Kagiso Rabada but Dhoni smacked the Englishman for three fours to finish off the game. (Image: Twitter| text: AP)

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Delhi will get another opportunity on Wednesday to qualify for Friday’s final when it takes on the winner of Monday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. (Image: PTI | text: AP)

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