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Shane Watson powers CSK to 3rd IPL title

Prime News, National and International Sports, Cricket Mumbai, May 28:- Shane Watson’s unbeaten 117 powered the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title as they defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets, here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

Having won the toss and electing to field first, the CSK restricted the SRH to 178 for 6 wickets.

Skipper Kane Williamson, who has been on top of the batting table in this edition of the tournament, top scored for the SRH with 47 runs. Yusuf Pathan contributed with a quick 45.

Shane Watson helped the CSK chase down the 179-run target in 18.3 overs. He hit eight sixes and seven fours to reach the triple figure mark. His 117 is also the highest score ever made in an IPL final.

Watson shared a second-wicket stand of 117 with Suresh Raina as the duo made it look incredibly easy to chase down 179.

It was the fourth time the CSK beat the SRH in four meetings this season. Meanwhile, Chennai, after six years won the coveted title.

The Orange cap was won by Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson, who scored 735 runs in the season, the third highest in a single season of the IPL. The Purple Cap was won by Kings XI Punjab’s Australian paceman Andrew Tye, who finished the group stage with 24 wickets. -(Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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