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27-May-2018 17:22:00 GMT
SRH vs CSK - Final, Mumbai

Watson unbeaten century guides Chennai Super Kings make IPL 2018 champions

Chennai Super Kings 181 for 2 (Watson 117*, Raina 32) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 178 for 6 (Williamson 47, Pathan 45*) by 8 wickets

Mumbai: Chennai CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in this match. Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 178 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs in the IPL 2018 final match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.

In response, Chennai Super Kings achieved the target by losing two wickets with nine balls to spare.

Super Kings have taken the title of the IPL 2018 title due to the spectacular innings of Shane Watson (117*).

Chennai Super Kings' start to chase the target of 179 runs that were disappointing CSK's first wicket fell only on score of 16 runs. Sandeep Sharma gave CSK opener Faf du Plessis (10) caught by himself on the last ball of the fourth over and caught a huge blow to Chennai Superkings. The first wicket partnership between Faf and Watson was just 16 runs.

Shane Watson and Suresh Raina's pair took over the Chennai Super Kings innings and took them to a strong position. But on the third ball of the 14th over, Carlos Brethet hit Suresh Raina (32) in the hands of wicketkeeper Shreevats Goswami.

For the second wicket, 117 runs partnership between the two batsmen.

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad made a target of 179 runs to win against CSK, thanks to the impressive innings of Yusuf Pathan (45*).

Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 178 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Batting first, losing the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad made the first shock on the fifth ball of the second over. Opener Srivats Goswami was run out after scoring 5 runs. For the first wicket, only 13 runs were shared between the two batsmen.

Captain Kane Williamson and Dhawan, who came in to bat after Goswami's dismissal, took over the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings, but Ravindra Jadeja, the third ball of 9th over, made Shikhar Dhawan (26) clean-bowled. There was a 51-run partnership between the two batsmen of the second wicket.

After this, the first ball of the 13th over was SRH's biggest shock. Karn Sharma stumped captain Kane Williamson. He played an impressive innings of 47 off 36 balls with 5 fours and two sixes.

Shakib and Williamson shared a 37-run partnership for the third wicket. At the same time, Dwayne Bravo hit Shakib Al Hasan (23) in the fifth ball of the 16th over by Suresh Raina. The fourth wicket partnership between Shakib and Pathan was 32 runs.

Apart from this, Lungi Ngidi hit the last ball of the 17th over with Deepak Hooda (3) caught by substitute player Dhruv Shaurya. Apart from this, Shardul Thakur hit Carlos Brathwaite (21) in the last ball of the last over and caught by Ambati Rayudu.

For the sixth wicket, there was a 34-run partnership between Yusuf Pathan and Brathwaite.

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