Shane Watson Century against RR | CSK vs RR | Match 17
CSK vs RR match was supposed to be played at Chennai Stadium but was played at Pune due to political reasons back at Chennai. Without the home crowd support, Chennai Super Kings won the match comfortably. The Superstar Hero of the game was no other than talented Shane Watson. It was a classic Shane Watson century against RR. Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 64 runs.
Suresh Raina also played a brilliant inning with the bat partnering Watson. After winning the game Chennai is at the top of the points table with 3 wins out of 4 matches. Kolkata Knight Riders second, Sunrisers Hyderabad third and Kings XI Punjab at fourth.
Virat Kohli with 201 runs under his belt in 4 matches is the top contender for Orange Cap. Sanju Samson with 178 runs in 5 matches at second. And after the Shane Watson century against RR, with 175 runs in 4 matches, he is at the third position. Following him is another superstar player Chris Gayle with 167 runs in 2 matches at the fourth position.
Shane Watson took only 57 balls to make 106 runs. With his powerful knock of 106 runs, Chennai Super Kings won the game effortlessly. So what if CSK’s home ground has changed, their winning spree has not. Dhoni’s team is at the numero uno of the points table right now. Batting first Chennai Super Kings made 204 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Chasing this huge target Rajasthan Royals got all out for 140 runs.
Shane Watson century against RR came in the 18th over. This is Shane Watson’s third IPL century. After Chris Gayle, this is the second century of IPL season 11. Shane Watson scored 9 fours and 6 sixes in the match. Rajasthan Royals whether in batting or bowling failed at both departments miserably. Still, one player named Shreyas Gopal looked and bowled superbly.
Shane Watson completed his 50 runs in 28 balls and 100 runs in 51 balls. Rajasthan Royals got a chance to dismiss Shane Watson early in the game. But, he was dropped when he didn’t even open his run account. This was the costliest drop for team Rajasthan Royals.
Furthermore, on Saturday two matches will be played. The first one is Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab, the venue at Kolkata. The other one is Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils, the venue at Bangalore.