IPL 2018: Shane Watson on Chennai’s Win Over Rajasthan Royals
Pune: Chennai Super Kings scored a brilliant won by 64 runs against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chennai batted first and set the target of 205 runs. Rajasthan Royals scored 140/10 in 18.3 overs and failed to beat them. Rajasthan Royals Ben Stokes (45) and Jas Buttler (22) only scored. Deepak Chahar, Bravo, Karn Sharma and Shardul Thakur took two wickets while Watson and Tahir took the wicket each.
Rajasthan Royals, who won the toss, Initiated to bat Chennai first. Chennai innings started innings by Ambati Rayudu (12) out at 50 runs for the team, while Shane Watson raised with balanced hitting. Suresh Raina (46) added 81 runs for the second wicket. Watson recorded the Half century. They scored 107 for the wicket loss in 10 over.
Watson, who landed as opener, had two lives in the beginning, He scored a century with nine fours and six sixes. Watson made 106 and was dismissed. Suresh Raina (46 off 29 balls 9 fours) and Dwayne Bravo (24 not out; 4 fours in 16 balls) helped Chennai score 204 for five wicket loss in the limited overs.
In the first over, Rajasthan Royals scored a total of 14 runs, including six and four, with the Rahane aggressive innings. Thakur took the first wicket Heinrich Klaasen (7), Klassen was unable to use that opportunity when Watson missed to out at zero. Royals were in trouble after Sanju Samson (2) in the next over. The team struggled with the clean bowled wicket of Rahane (16) with the good ball of Chahar. Rajasthan had only 35 runs in powerplay. Buttler (22, 1 four and 1 six in 17 balls) and Stokes put on 45 for the fourth wicket. But Bravo take over lost hopes on the match from Rajasthan Royals with Buttler(22) and Tripathi (5) wickets. With nine balls remaining, the team ended the innings.