Watson plunders boundaries as Chennai beat Hyderabad

Watson plunders boundaries as Chennai beat Hyderabad

April 24, 2019

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 6 wickets in match 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Chasing 176 runs, CSK lost Faf du Plessis (1) early through a run-out. Shane Watson, who was joined by Suresh Raina, then plundered boundaries at will as the right-left hand pair stitched together 77 runs for the second wicket. Raina scored 38 off 24 balls. His innings included 6 fours and 1 six.

Watson struck form as he notched up his 17th IPL half-century. He single-handedly took CSK to the doorstep of victory before getting out on 96. He hit 9 fours and 6 sixes during his stay at the crease.

He missed his 5th IPL century by a whisker. He put on an 80-run stand with Ambati Rayudu (21). Kedar Jadhav (11 not out) hit the winning runs for CSK.

With this win, CSK go top of the points table with 8 wins   (16 points).

Earlier after being put in to bat, half-centuries from David Warner and Manish Pandey helped propel SRH to 175-3 in their 20 overs.

Warner (57) and Pandey (83*) led the way with the bat even as CSK successfully managed to strangle the flow of runs towards the end of the innings.


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