Three-time winners Chennai Super Kings became the first team to reach this season’s Indian Premier League play-offs with a six-wicket win over bottom side Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chasing 135, Chennai’s Faf du Plessis (41) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (45) put on 75, before they slipped to 108-4.
Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni then added 31 as CSK won with two balls remaining.
Sunrisers made 134-7, with Wriddhiman Saha making 44, and Josh Hazlewood taking IPL-best figures of 3-24.
One more win from Chennai’s final three games would now guarantee a place in the qualifier on Sunday, 10 October – and a chance to reach the final on 15 October.
If they lose that game, they will have another chance in the second qualifier on 13 October.
Sunrisers, who are coached by England’s 50-over World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss, remain bottom of the table, and have now just picked up two wins from their 11 games.