Chennai Super Kings became the first team to qualify for the playoffs in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. In pursuit of 135, openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad stitched their sixth 50+ opening stand of the season. Wickets falling in a heap during the middle overs allowed panic to creep in, but quickfire cameos from Ambati Rayudu and skipper Dhoni helped CSK to win the match by 6 wickets in hands.
.@ChennaiIPL march into the #VIVOIPL Playoffs! 👏 👏— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 30, 2021
The @msdhoni-led unit beats #SRH & becomes the first team to seal a place in the playoffs. 👌 👌 #VIVOIPL #SRHvCSK
Scorecard 👉 https://t.co/QPrhO4XNVr pic.twitter.com/78dMU8g17b