Dhoni six seals playoff berth for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021

Today's IPL SRH vs CSK live score: Catch live score updates from the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.

Updated : Sep 30, 2021 23:10 IST

MS Dhoni sealed CSK's playoff spot with a six.
MS Dhoni sealed CSK's playoff spot with a six.

MS Dhoni sealed CSK's playoff spot with a six.

They were cruising at one stage, were the Super Kings. Jason Holder then stalled their surge with a couple of wickets. MS Dhoni joined Rayudu and the two took the game deep. In the end, it was that man again - M.S. Dhoni. Kaul overpitched on middle stump and MS sent it soaring over the midwicket stands to carry his team into the playoffs. Terrific night for CSK, another tough one for the Sunrisers. That would be all from our side, until next time, good night.


Kaul to bowl the final over. 3 needed off 6. Dot ball. Single off the next ball gets Dhoni back on strike. Dot ball. 2 off 3. Six! MS Dhoni finishes off in style. Takes CSK into the playoffs with a six! CSK win by six wickets!  Super Kings qualify for the playoffs and Sunrisers have been eliminated

16 needed off 12. Bhuvi to Dhoni, single taken. Shot. Rayudu has clobbered that over long-on for six. Trademark MS! Dhoni has hammered that in the gap between deep midwicket and long-on for four. 13 off that over. CSK 132/4 in 19 Overs.

Kaul is back into the attack. Rayudu gets a single. Two dots. Pressure building on CSK? Dhoni gets a single but my word, what an effort from Roy! Nearly takes a blinder at extra cover. Next ball, Rayudu clears his front leg and smacks it over extra cover for four. Dot to end the over. CSK 119/4 in 18 Overs.

Bhuvneshwar back into the attack. Single to MS. Rayudu gets a couple. A quick single to end the over. CSK 113/4 in 17 Overs.

Holder to bowl out. GONE! Raina is out lbw! Raina's poor form continues. Rayudu is the new batter. Gets off the mark with a single down to third man. Gone! Now, now, is there a twist in the game? Holder snaps up Faf. Dhoni in next. Dhoni's off the mark with a single. CSK 109/4 in 16 Overs.

Rashid Khan to bowl out. Three dot balls later, Ali has been clean bowled for 17. Raina is in next. 2 runs and a wicket from Rashid's last. CSK 105/2 in 15 Overs.


Holder is back. Faf brings up the 100 for CSK with a brace. 7 from that over. CSK romping home. CSK 103/1 in 14 Overs.

Rashid Khan into his third over. Three dots. Rashid bowls a rare short ball and Ali pulls it past deep midwicket for four. Super Kings need 38 runs in 42 balls. CSK 97/1 in 13 Overs.

Sandeep is back. Five runs off the first four deliveries. Ali collects a couple off the penultimate ball. Just a single to end the over. CSK 91/1 in 12 Overs.

GONE! Holder gets the breakthrough and Gaikwad departs. Good catch by Williamson, leaping at mid-off. Moeen Ali is the new man. Opens his account with a single. Du Plessis collects 2 runs and gets off strike with a single. Mo Ali pulls a short ball between fine leg and midwicket for four. CSK 83/1 in 11 Overs.

Super Kings need 60 runs in 60 balls.

Gaikwad is in a hurry. Skips down the track and hits Abhishek down the ground for four. 7 from that over. CSK 75/0 in 10 Overs.

Rashid Khan is back. Gaikwad has caressed a drive through cover for four. Next ball, he hits one straight back to Rashid, the ball hits his right hand and the batsmen take a single. Eight from the over. CSK 68/0 in 9 Overs.

Left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma into the attack. Three dots. Good over that. Just two singles off it. CSK 60/0 in 8 Overs.

Super Kings need 77 runs in 78 balls.

Sid Kaul into the attack. Two dots later, Gaikwad takes a single. Kaul to du Plessis and the latter brings up the 50-run stand with a majestic six down the ground! Shot - du Plessis ends the over with a cracking boundary through deep extra. CSK 58/0 in 7 Overs.

- TIME OUT - CSK Needs 88 from 84 balls.

Last over of the powerplay. Rashid into the attack and Gaikwad greets him with a boundary. He steps down the pitch next ball and hits one over the bowler's head for six. He is given out lbw next ball! But Gaikwad reviews. Replays show the ball had brushed the glove and Gaikwad survives! 11 off the over. CSK 47/0 at the end of the Powerplay.

Holder replaces Sandeep. Du Plessis doesn't mind the change as he meets a half-volley with a straight bat to pick up four runs down the ground. Two balls later, Faf skips down the track and hits one over the bowler's head for four more. CSK cruising. 9 from the over. CSK 36/0 in 5 Overs.

The slow outfield is troubling the CSK batters. However, Gaikwad takes it out of the equation as he bludgeons a short-of-a-length delivery from Bhuvneshwar into the stands for a SIX. Faf joins the party as well! Over deep midwicket he goes... CSK 27/0 in 4 Overs.

Gaikwad makes room and goes over mid-off for four. Plays that shot well, does Gaikwad. Saha standing up to the stumps for Sandeep. Du Plessis is struggling to find the gaps as Sandeep continues to craftily alter his pace on each delivery. CSK 12/0 in 3 Overs.

Bhuvi from the other end. Gaikwad on strike. Slip in place. Starts with a dot. Bhuvi concedes a wide next ball. Shot. Gaikwad plays a nice looking drive straight to the fielder. Gaikwad nudges a full ball past midwicket for a single. Good over. Just 2 from it. CSK 7/0 in 2 Overs.

Sandeep Sharma with the new ball. Gaikwad on strike. No slip in place. Starts with a dot. Gaikwad off the mark with a single. Du Plessis gets one. Could've been a boundary but Bhuvi at third man slides and saves 3. A couple of dots now. Shot. Gaikwad cuts and collects three off the last ball. CSK 5/0 in 1 Over.

Welcome back to the chase. Gaikwad and Faf to kickstart the chase.


Brilliant from CSK. After choosing to bowl first, they have restricted SRH to their lowest total against them in IPL. Hazlewood and Bravo took five wickets between them as SRH's innings never quite took flight. Back with the chase shortly.


Chahar to bowl the final over. Only a single off the first ball. Rashid! Scoops one over short fine leg for four, much-needed runs. Just a single next ball. Bhuvneshwar takes a single. A single to end the over. Review for a lbw against Rashid off the last ball! Replays confirm there was a leading edge towards point. Rashid survives and SRH will add 1 to their total.

Thakur to bowl out. Holder gets a couple. GONE! Brilliantly taken by Chahar at deep point as Holder holes out. Rashid gets one away for four. Thakur bowls a wide next ball. Rashid takes a risky double off the next delivery. A brace to end the over. 11 off that over. SRH 126/7 in 19 Overs.

Bravo to bowl out. Can SRH get to 130-140? This is a slow, slow wicket. Chasing will not be easy if SRH bowl well. Still just singles for SRH batters, Bravo has been brilliant tonight. Just four singles. 4-0-17-2. SRH 115/6 in 18 Overs.

Hazlewood to bowl out. Samad gets a single first ball. Abhishek, you beauty! Smacks one of the premier international quicks for an effortless six. Gone! Hazlewood has his revenge next ball. Abhishek holes out. Holder is the new man. Samad's the next man to go and Hazlewood has 2! Rashid Khan is the new batter. Josh bowls out - 4-0-24-3 - his best IPL figures. SRH 111/6 in 17 Overs.


Bravo returns for his third. Just five from it. SRH goes past the 100-run mark. SRH 102/4 in 16 Overs.

Hazlewood is back now. Samad greets him with a six over long-on. Nine off the over. Good fightback by these two. SRH 97/4 in 15 Overs.

Thakur returns into the attack. Abhishek and Sama collect a four each. 12 from that over. SRH 88/4 in 14 Overs.

Jadeja back, comes from around the wicket. Saha perishes now! Abdul Samad is the new man in. CSK well and truly on top at the moment. Four singles and a wicket. SRH 76/4 in 13 Overs.

Moeen into the attack.  Tidy start from Ali. Three singles and a barce from it. SRH 72/3 in 12 Overs.

Bravo is back over the wicket. The pressure takes a toll. Priyam Garg departs as MS Dhoni runs and takes a simple chance. Abhishek is the new man in.  SRH 67/3 in 11 Overs.

Jadeja continues. Six from that over. The boundaries have dried up for SRH. SRH 63/2 in 10 Overs.


Shardul is back. Saha gets a couple and it's 50 up for SRH. Saha has holed out but .. Shardul has overstepped. Free-hit! Gets a couple off the free hit. Can Saha capitalise on the reprieve? Eight off the over. SRH 57/2 in 9 Overs.

Here's Jadeja with a slip in place. Garg takes a single first ball. Three singles off the first three balls. Tidy start by Jaddu. Four singles from it. SRH 49/2 in 8 Overs.

It's DJ Bravo time. Saha takes a single first ball. Bravo has got the big fish, traps Williamson in front. That was a full ball and Williamson played down the wrong line. Slip in place. Priyam Garg in next. Dot to end the over. SRH 45/2 in 7 Overs.

Change of ends for Deepak. Also the last over of the powerplay. After two dots, Williamson scoops a slower full ball over MS for four. Chahar resorting to slower ball leg cutters... this is not a 200 wicket. Six off the over. SRH 41/1 in 6 Overs.

A bowling change. Shardul Thakur into the attack. Saha takes a single first ball and gets off strike. Two dots to Williamson. Williamson takes off for a quick single and makes it safely in the end. Shot. Saha has lofted that over the bowler's head for four. SRH 35/1 in 5 Overs.

Hazlewood to Roy, and 4 leg byes to SRH. The ball is keeping low. Gone! Roy is caught behind! Bottom edge to the keeper. The ball once again keeping low.  Williamson is in at No. 3. Fine over. Williamson is off the mark with a single. Nearly another one but the ball bisects the gap between keeper and the slip and runs away for four. Williamson will take that. SRH 29/1 in 4 Overs.

The ball is already staying a tad low. Chahar starts with a dot. Next ball, Saha has deposited one over deep midwicket for six. That one came in from outside off and Saha simply swivelled and slogged it. Saha now getting stuck into Chahar - another six, this time a lofted off-drive for a maximum. He takes a single next ball. 14 off the over. SRH 19/0 in 3 Overs.

Hazlewood to share the new ball. Saha looks to cut but misses. Slip in place. Very good start from Josh - three dots. Make that four in four. Saha finally gets off strike courtesy a single off an inside edge.  Just one off the over. SRH 5/0 in 2 Overs.

Wriddhiman Saha and Jason Roy to open the innings for SRH. Deepak Chahar with the new ball. Roy to take strike. A slip in place. Starts with a dot. Roy takes a single off an inside edge. Saha gets off the mark with a couple. Hazlewood runs in from third man to keep it down to two. Dot to end the over. SRH 4/0 in 1 Over.

TOSS UPDATE: Dhoni has won the toss and CSK will bowl first.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing 11): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing 11) : Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma



When: Thursday, September 30, 2021 

What time does the IPL 2021 Match between SRH vs CSK start?

The IPL 2021 match between CSK and SRH begins at 7:30PM IST.


IPL 2021 will be aired Live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will be streamed live on Hotstar.

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