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Watch: Sakshi ecstatic as husband MS Dhoni reaches record 8th IPL final

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Sakshi Dhoni's face told a hundred stories on Tuesday night as Chennai Super Kings took on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first Qualifier at the Wankhede in Mumbai. But the most precious was the smile at the end when Faf du Plessis steered his CSK into their seventh Indian Premier League final with a 2-wicket win.

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As du Plessis lofted SRH's Bhuvneshwar Kumar straight over his head for the winning runs, the entire CSK stand erupted with joy. Amidst the cheering faces and smiling eyes, Sakshi's lips curled from ear to ear. The chants of 'CSK! CSK!' reverberated around the stadium, as a proud Sakhi stood beaming from the stands with her WAGs gang.

Her husband MS Dhoni was completely foxed by Rashid Khan in the eight over. A googly around off from Rashid meant Dhoni didn't pick it up as he tried to come forward and push it away from his body. It went right through the big gate to knock his stumps over. Sakshi wasn't happy with that.

In the end, Dhoni became the first player in the history of the IPL to reach the final of the T20 tournament for a record eighth time.

In the previous match, Dhoni's daughter Ziva had accompanied MS for last walk to Pune dressing room. The father-daughter duo have been spotted on a number of occasions on and off the cricket field after Chennai Super Kings' matches this season.

Dhoni has also been constantly flooding social media with adorable videos of Ziva, which is quite unlike him considering the fact that the he isn't active on social media as some of his colleagues before IPL 2018.

Ziva's videos have been a sensation on the internet with everyone going into a meltdown over her cuteness. And on Monday, Captain Cool himself posted a video on Instagram which shows Ziva accompanying him up the dressing room stairs for one last time in Pune this season.

As for the match, an under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped CSK edged past SRH by two wickets to enter the final of the IPL 2018.

Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai chased down the target with five balls to spare. Du Plesis kept on playing sensibly throughout when no other batman clicked and went back cheaply. He played 42 balls and slammed five boundaries and four sixes.

Hyderabad will now face the winner of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 on May 25 at Kolkata.

Photos: Best offbeat images of IPL 2018

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(Video by ESPN Cricinfo)

Dhoni has also been constantly flooding social media with adorable videos of Ziva, which is quite unlike him considering the fact that the he isn't wasn't active on social media as some of his colleagues before IPL 2018.

Ziva's videos have been a sensation on the internet with everyone going into a meltdown over her cuteness. And on Monday, Captain Cool himself posted a video on Instagram which shows Ziva accompanying him up the dressing room stairs for one last time in Pune this season.

As for the match, an under-pressure innings from Faf du Plesis (67 not out) helped CSK edged past SRH by two wickets to enter the final of the IPL 2018.

Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai chased down the target with five balls to spare. Du Plesis kept on playing sensibly throughout when no other batman clicked and went back cheaply. He played 42 balls and slammed five boundaries and four sixes.

Hyderabad will now face the winner of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 on May 25 at Kolkata.

Photos: Best offbeat images of IPL 2018

Watch: How Rashid Khan got the better of MS Dhoni

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(Video by ESPN Cricinfo)

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