Two-time champs CSK take on MI in the play-off clash in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The winning hit came off Du Plessis’ bat as he lofted left-arm spinner Shadab Jakati for a six.
Bangalore beat Chennai Super Kings by five wickets on a spinning track to stay in the hunt for playoffs.
RCB comfortably won their last match against DD in Bangalore while CSK humbled RR in Ranchi.
Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by five wickets to consolidate top position in IPL 7.
KKR’s top-three bring high-flying Punjab down to earth with resounding 9-wicket win
Kings XI Punjab unit will go into the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in sterling form.
Smith strikes half-century against former team as CSK register first win vs MI at the Wankhede.
The similarity between the two lists — the points table and wickets taken per team — is telling.
It was a pattern that would repeat itself as CSK eventually won by eight-wickets with two balls in hand.
Of the six games they have played this season, DD have lost four to lie second from bottom on points table.
Fleming has been the coach of Chennai Super Kings for six seasons now and shares a great rapport with Dhoni.
The CSK bowlers, led by Jadeja, combined to leave KKR gasping for breath at 38 for four in the sixth over.
Chennai Super Kings face Kolkata Knight Riders in Ranchi as IPL 7 returns home after a fortnight in the UAE.
Smith smoked a 46-ball 66 while McCullum chipped in with a 33-ball 40 to make small work of the target.