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A fine knock from Suryakumar Yadav helped MI into the final

Suryakumar guides MI to the final:

In the end, it's a comfortable win for MI, thanks to a mature innings from Suryakumar. He finishes unbeaten on 71, with Hardik Pandya providing support in a 31-run stand as Mumbai Indians get over the line with six wickets in hand and 1.3 overs to spare.

Fifty, wickets and drop:

Soon after Suryakumar reached his fifty with a four off Tahir, the legspinner sent back Kishan and Krunal Pandya off successive deliveries. Kishan misread a flipper and was bowled while Krunal handed a catch back to the bowler. In the next over, Watson was late to react to an edge from Suryakumar's bat and the ball only struck his fingertips. A couple of important boundaries have come as well, as MI move to 116 for 4 after 16, needing 16 more.

Suryakumar accelerates:

Having scored a boundary via a cover drive off Bravo, Suryakumar employs the helicopter shot off Tahir for a couple of fours in the 11th over. MI are 80 for 2, needing 52 more.

MI slow down:

In the three overs after the powerplay, only 15 runs have come while no boundaries have been scored as Jadeja, Bravo and Tahir keep it tight. Meanwhile, Suryakumar and Kishan haven't attempted anything fancy, appearing focused on building a partnership strengthening MI's grip. They are 59 for 2 after 9. CSK need some wickets to put MI under more pressure.

Reprieve:

Suryakumar has been positive, having scored three fours so far. But his third boundary was a lucky one as Vijay was late to react to the ball at mid-on and and lets it through to give the batsman a lucky break. Deepak Chahar being the unfortunate bowler. Ishan Kishan then tries to take on Harbhajan for a big one over cow corner, and is lucky that the resultant leading edge travels to the boundary. However, he was pretty much in control of his shot when he sent one sailing over deep mid-wicket for the first six of the innings. MI end the PP at 44 for 2.

Harbhajan strikes:

De Kock attempts to go inside out but sees du Plessis hold on to a good catch at long-off. A wicket for Harbhajan in his second over. De Kock departs for 8 off 12, leaving MI at 21 for 2.

Review fails to save Rohit:

The first ball that Deepak Chahar bowled was creamed through the cover region for a four by Rohit. However, the bowler comes back well by rapping the MI skipper on the pads to send him back leg-before. Rohit opted for the review but replays revealed it was umpire's call. MI hold on to the review but lose a key wicket early. Meanwhile, Dhruv Shorey is on the field as Rayudu walks off limping.

Harbhajan bowls a fine follow-up over, troubling de Kock. Seven runs off that, as MI move to 15 for 1 after 2.

CSK end up with 131:

The 18th over starts with a boundary by Rayudu off Bumrah. But it's a tidy over otherwise as the concedes only eight in the over. But it's time for some Dhoni carnage in the 19th as the CSK skipper clears long-on and then goes straight down the ground for two back-to-back sixes off Malinga, with 15 coming off the penultimate over. Bumrah thought he ended Dhoni's stay off the first ball in the final over. But the bowler had over-stepped, confirmed the replays. Dhoni, meanwhile, had a discussion with umpire Nigel Llong, who had earlier refused a change of gloves for the skipper. However, it was a fine over from Bumrah, who conceded only nine runs, as CSK finished with 131 for 4.

Spinners slow it down again:

Krunal Pandya, bowling the 16th over, gives away only five runs to end with figures of 1 for 21. Rahul Chahar finishes his quota in the next over, conceding only three to end up with 2 for 14. CSK are 99 for 4 after 17. How many will they get in the last three? Two overs for Bumrah and one for Malinga?

Finally some sixes:

Using Jayant Yadav's off-spin against the right-handers was a gamble taken by Rohit, which didn't quite work in the 14th over. Dhoni sent one sailing over long-on for the first six of the game while in the same over, Rayudu clears the deep mid-wicket fence. This is the most expensive over so far for MI while the next one - from Hardik Pandya - yields eight as CSK move to 91 for 4 after 15. How many will they get in the last five?

Second wicket for Chahar:

A ripping leg-break from Chahar and Vijay was nowhere close to the ball when he came down the track and tried to work it away. De Kock does the necessary as Vijay is out stumped for a run-a-ball 26. CSK are 68 for 4 after 13.

Rebuilding time:

It's been slow going after CSK lost three wickets in the powerplay. Vijay and Rayudu have been watchful, with only one four coming in the 6-10 overs period. CSK are 50 for 3 after 10.

CSK lose third:

Some much-needed boundaries for CSK. Watson glanced a Bumrah delivery before pulling another for two fours in the fifth over. Vijay got a streaky four off a leading edge in the final over of the powerplay which was bowled by Krunal. He followed it up with an slog-sweep to fine leg, again not in complete control of the shot. Krunal, however, has the last laugh as he strikes off the final ball of the sixth over - Watson mistimes a pull and departs for 10 off 13, with Jayant taking a good catch at mid-on. CSK are 32 for 3, Rayudu walks in.

No-ball, free-hit, dead ball, four and wicket:

Plenty happened in the first over that Jayant Yadav bowled. He started by overstepping the line and the subsequent delivery, which was hit for a four by Raina, was called a dead ball as MI had changed the field. The next ball, which was still a free-hit, was sent to the boundary by Raina, who fell soon after, miscuing a big hit with the bowler hold on to the skier. CSK in plenty of trouble at 13 for 2 after four overs.

Chahar strikes:

Spin does the trick for MI as Rahul Chahar strikes off his first delivery in the third over. Substitute fielder Anmolpreet Singh holds on to the ball at backward point after du Plessis cuts one straight to him to depart for an 11-ball 6. There's plenty of turn on offer from the track for this game. Will this be a battle of the spinners from both sides? CSK are 7 for 1 after 3.

Almost a wicket:

Krunal Pandya comes on to bowl the second over and almost picks up a wicket off his second delivery. Du Plessis, tries to carve one over the off side but ends up slicing it and the ball brushed the fingertips of a leaping Bumrah at short third-man to travel to the boundary. A fine over from Krunal, who concedes only five. CSK are 6 for 0 after 2.

Will Faf make an impact?

After facing five dot balls from Malinga, du Plessis gets off the mark with a single to cover in the opening over.

Toss and teams:

CSK skipper MS Dhoni wins the toss and opts to bat. One forced change for CSK as Murali Vijay replaces the injured Kedar Jadhav. Mumbai Indians bring in Jayant Yadav for Mitchell McClenaghan.

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

"Hello from Chepauk! Been cloudy since 4 pm today. But locals tell me it won't rain," pings Prakash.

Build-up:

Chennai Super Kings or Mumbai Indians, who'll take that one step closer to an unprecedented fourth IPL title? Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the 1st Qualifier match at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. While the winner of this game heads straight into the final, the team finishing second here will still have an opportunity to make it to the summit clash through the second Qualifier. However, both teams will be eager to avoid that Vizag detour.

Here are some head to head numbers. Overall, MI have a lead over CSK in that matches they have played against each other, with a 15-11 win-loss ratio (including two Champions League T20 matches). In the knockout stages, CSK have a lead of 4-3. But two of those wins for MI eventually took helped them clinch the title.

"MI have lost just once in their last seven meetings against them, and just a fortnight ago, became the first side to beat MS Dhoni's men at Chepauk since... themselves in 2015. CSK could argue that they aren't the similarly in-rhythm orchestra without their master arranger - MS Dhoni - who skipped that match, but the fact remains that MI have had the wood over the title holders for a few seasons now," writes Prakash Govindasreenivasan in his preview.

While we wait for the toss and team news, here's a look at some classic CSK-MI clashes. Which is your favourite?

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