Watson slams ton as CSK lift IPL title

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 May 2018 08:33:37



After serving two-year ban, Chennai Super Kings return in style Lift third Indian Premier League crown beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets

Shane Watson notched up a brilliant unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here at the Wankhede Stadium, on Sunday.
Chasing 179 for victory, seasoned Australian opener Watson smashed an undefeated 57-ball 117, his fourth IPL hundred, as MS Dhoni’s team bagged their third crown after returning to the fold following a two-year suspension. Chennai piled up 181/2 in 18.3 overs against Sunrisers’ 178/6 in 20 overs.

Earlier, Williamson missed out on yet another fifty in a highly successful season as Sunrisers Hyderabad piled on a challenging score of 178 for 6 after a slow start.

Williamson led his side from the front once again to notch up 47 in 36 balls, hitting two sixes and five fours before Yusuf Pathan scored a breezy unbeaten 45, inclusive of four fours and two sixes in 25 balls, to take the team close to 180.