Chennai Super Kings (CSK) openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson displayed stable performances with the bat to assist the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led aspect thrash Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets on the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
It was KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab who gained the toss and elected to bat first in Match 18 of the 13th season of the profitable T20 match.
Skipper Rahul led from the entrance as he not solely notched up a half-century of 63 runs but additionally stitched essential partnership of 61 and 58 runs with Mayank Agarwal (19-ball 26) and Nicholas Pooran (17-ball 33) to assist CSK put up an honest rating of 178 for 4 of their stipulated 20 overs.
En path to his knock, Rahul additionally accomplished 1,500 runs for Kings XI.
For CSK, Shardul Thakur bagged two wickets as he eliminated KL Rahul and Pooran on back-to-back deliveries. Ravindra Jadeja and Prithvi Shaw additionally chipped in with a wicket every.
Chasing the goal, openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis not solely hammered a fifty every, but additionally shared a mammoth partnership of 181 runs to assist CSK cross the mark in simply 17.four overs.
While Watson scored 11 boundaries and three sixes in his 83-run knock of 53 balls, Du Plessis’ innings of 87 runs was embellished with 11 fours and a most.
Watson was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his spectacular efficiency with the bat.
The victory noticed CSK climb as much as the sixth spot from eighth place within the IPL standings, whereas Kings XI Punjab have slumped to the underside of the desk.
The Chennai franchise will subsequent lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on October 7, whereas KXIP will tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad a day later.