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IPL 2020: Watson, Faf script emphatic Chennai win

Faf du Plessis batted well with Shane Watson
Faf du Plessis batted well with Shane Watson
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Chennai Super Kings openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis led their side to an emphatic 10-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab to put their campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) back on track.

After opting to bat, Kings XI Punjab posted 178 for four in their 20 overs. As always captain Lokesh Rahul (63: 52b, 7x4, 1x6) was the lynchpin of the batitng line-up. The other key contributors were Nicholas Pooran (33), Mayank Agarwal (26) and Mandeep Singh (27). But it still looked a below par total on the Dubai International Stadium pitch. The best bowler for Chennai was Shardul Thakur (2-39).

The chase was easy for Chennai as their openers Shane Watson (83 n.o,: 53b, 11x4, 3x6) and Faf du Plessis (87 n.o.: 53b, 11x4, 1x6) led them to an easy win. They were completely dominant and left Punjab camp completely clueless. None of the Punjab bowlers appeared to have any sort of skill to stop the rampant Chennai batsmen.

Match Summary - Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, 18th Match, Indian Premier League

Kings XI Punjab 178-4 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Mayank Agarwal-8.1 ov), 2-94 (Mandeep Singh-11.6 ov), 3-152 (Nicholas Pooran-17.1 ov), 4-152 (KL Rahul-17.2 ov)

Chennai Super Kings 181-0 (17.4)

Result - Chennai Super Kings won by 10 wickets

Scorecard

Playing XI

Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (captain & wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mohammed Shami

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