Chennai Super Kings have bounced back in incredible style after a well below par season in 2020. Last season they became the first team to be knocked out of the playoffs race, thereby missing out on a top four berth for the first time in their history.
This time around though, the yellow brigade led by MS Dhoni, have become officially the first team to enter the playoffs.
CSK beat SRH by 6 wickets on Thursday, thereby also knocking out SRH mathematically from the playoffs race.
Josh Hazlewood of CSK was adjudged the Man of the Match for his figures of 3-24. He took the wickets of Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma and Abdul Samad.
Here’s a quick look at who said what after the 44th match of IPL 2021, which was played in Sharjah on Thursday