CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2020: Watson, du Plessis Lead CSK to 10-wicket Win - Fast&up

CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2020: Watson, du Plessis Lead CSK to 10-wicket Win

CSK seemed to have lost the winning streak when the Southern giant consecutively lost 3 matches which saw them dragged right to the bottom of the point’s table. However, the team finally put a break at their failing attempts as they won against KXIP yesterday by 10 wickets. It was Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson who went all up and about with an unbreakable partnership of 181 together for the first wicket. This was the highest partnership ever for CSK and also the second-highest target chased down in the IPL without losing a wicket.

CSK vs KXIP IPL 2020 Watson, du Plessis Lead CSK to 10-wicket Win - Fast&Up

Speaking of Du Plessis he didn’t quite had a hang of his batting earlier this season as he missed a couple of chances to shine and so did Watson, after scoring 4, 33, 14, 1 in his first four innings this season, he finally managed to score a half century off 31 balls, before du Plessis brought up his own 50 off 33 balls. The pair then teamed up and destroyed Kings XI side.

Punjab had started strongly, too, earlier in the first innings with skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal putting together their third fifty-plus opening stand in five innings. Rahul cut out all risks and was on 46 off 44 balls at the start of the 15th over; the Kings XI were 114 for 2 at that stage. However, the big acceleration didn't quite go well as Shardul Thakur had Rahul edging behind for 63 off 52 balls with a slower yorker. Thakur had also dismissed the big-hitting Nicholas Pooran in the same over - the 18th - to help limit the Kings XI to 178 for 4.

Mandeep Singh, who replaced Karun Nair, tried to get in runs with the help of maximums however was sent back as Chawla took his wicket. Watson set the pace for the Super Kings' chase when he planted his front leg and smashed Sheldon Cottrell over mid-on in the first over and Du Plessis finished the chase off in grand fashion in the 18th over with a one-handed six followed by a boundary off Mohammed Shami.

Dipesh Sharma

-Expert and Writer