Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson’s ‘prediction’ tweet posted only a day before before his group’s commanding 10-wicket win towards Kings XI Punjab of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 conflict on Sunday (October 4) at Dubai went viral after CSK’s win.
“The perfect game for CSK is coming,” the 39-year-old had tweeted on October 3.
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) October 3, 2020
Watson was the star of the match as he scored an unbeaten 83 off 53 deliveries towards KXIP on Sunday. Watson’s stellar efficiency helped Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led aspect register their second 10-wicket win in IPL historical past.
This was CSK’s second win of the event of their fifth sport after dealing with defeat in three consecutive matches. Chasing a goal of 179, CSK openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis added an unbeaten 181 runs to assist the Dhoni-led aspect register a commanding win. Plessis hit 87-run off 53 balls whereas Watson performed scored 83 runs with three sixes.
CSK skipper Dhoni expressed hope that his group will proceed to copy this optimistic consequence within the remaining matches of the IPL 2020. “I think we did the small things. That’s what was important to us. The kind of start we got in batting, that’s what we needed. Hopefully, we’ll be able to replicate this in the coming games. [Watson] It’s not about being more aggressive. He was hitting it well in the nets and what you need is to do that in the middle. It was just a matter of time. Faf is like a sheet anchor for us, keeps playing those shots in the middle. He can always confuse the bowler with the lap shots and all coming in,” Dhoni stated after the match.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab skipper Okay L Rahul gained the toss and elected to bat first. 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 KXIP submit a good rating of 178 for 4 of their stipulated 20 overs.