Watson was struggling of his lost form.
Shane Watson single-handedly guided Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title with his unbeaten knock of 117 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the summit clash and losing captain Kane Williamson was left to admire the burly Australian’s “unbelievable” innings.
- Shane Watson and Rashid Khan were fired up during a high-scoring CSK vs SRH match on Tuesday.
- Watson was also involved in a verbal exchange with Ishant and Rabada at the Feroz Shah Kolta earlier.
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who has been out of form in the 2019 Indian Premier League was key for the defending champions as Chennai Super Kings sought to reclaim the top spot in the points table. Shane Watson and Suresh Raina had got off to a rapid start in pursuit of 176 against Sunrisers Hyderabad after Faf du Plessis was brilliantly run out by Deepak Hooda.
Rashid Khan glared at Shane Watson after he hit him for a boundary off only his 2nd delivery and it was soon a public verbal joust even as the over ended. Rashid Khan, the most dangerous bowler in the SRH camp, was targetted early in his first over by Shane Watson and both men were fired up.
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Watson scored an Unbeaten 96, that makes a win for csk
Watson was on fire against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday but there were the usual Watson sparks flying again. Nothing much a bowler can do when Watson is hitting them like this. Not even Rashid has any answers. Tossed it up, inviting the big hit and that it was for sure. Blasted away by Watson over long-on for a mammoth blow.
Rashid Khan conceded 44 runs off his 4 overs – the most expensive spell he has bowled in the 2019 IPL. Shane Watson, meanwhile, smashed 96 and scripted CSK’s 6-wicket win at the Chepauk. Meanwhile, Shane Watson continued to hold fort for the Super Kings in a steep chase as Ambati Rayudu joined him in the middle.
Rashid Khan, in his next over, bowled a beautful googly to remove Suresh Raina, who was looking in sublime touch. This was not the first time Shane Watson got involved in a sledge-fest this season. Shane Watson had somehow managed to rile up Delhi Capitals fast bowler Ishan Sharma. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer pulled his pacer away but Watson next had an exchange with Kagiso Rabada.