IPL 2018 : Another last over win for CSK

April 22 23:00 2018

Hyderabad are fourth with six points after losing their second game in five matches. Williamson, with support from Shakib, feasted on easy offerings and took his side to 71 for 3 at the half-way stage in the chase.

In reply, SRH skipper Kane Williamson guided them nearly to the victory.

Yusuf Pathan’s 45 and Rashid Khan’s four-ball 17 almost landed the spoils but it was not to be, as the Sunrisers slipped to its second defeat in nine encounters on home turf. That brings up 150 for the Chennai Super Kings. He failed to back up his good work in this game though. With ball, Shakib was wicketless in four overs conceding 32 runs. The team is at the top of the table with three wins in four matches.

Chennai’s Shane Watson in full flight against Rajasthan in Pune yesterday. CSK are now aiming for a total that didn’t think they would have got to.

Among the bowlers, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was excellent as usual, and Siddarth Kaul got away with respectable figures, but Rashid Khan had a forgettable outing – suffering at the hands of Chris Gayle, who struck the season’s first century.

Suresh Raina played a very sensible knock in the match.

Ambati Rayudu smashed a 27-ball 50 against SRH. His five boundaries and as many sixes were a delight for the eye, for he hit them clean. His form will please the Chennai camp. And I have seen him bat up the order at No. 3. Dhoni jabs the bowl for a SIX. The first match of Super Sunday shall be nothing short of incredible. Dhoni (25 off 12 ball), who got a thunderous ovation, pummelled the SRH attack along with Raina to a challenging total. Every game we have played on had very different surfaces that have required slightly different skillsets.

The Australian all-rounder however, fell in the last over but it was too late for Rajasthan as CSK posted a massive 205-run target against them. He was the standout bowler, picking 3/20 in his 4 overs.

Invited to bat after the coin landed in favour of Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson, CSK were well served by Ambati Rayudu’s smashing knock of 79 off only 37 balls and Suresh Raina’s brisk 43-ball 54. Williamson came out with debutant Ricky Bhui.

Du Plessis and Watson combined for only 20 off 28 balls, and tearaway quick Billy Stanlake contorted Raina into a pretzel with extra pace and bounce.

Karn Sharma had a phenomenal start to his spell on the day. Harbhajan and Shardul Thakur will lead bowling department.

Australia’s Shane Watson has wound back the clock in the Indian Premier League with a brutal 57-ball century to help his franchise Chennai to a big win over Rajasthan.

Shane Watson raises his bat after scoring a century against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2018

IPL 2018 : Another last over win for CSK
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