Watson does a Gayle as Chennai Super Kings thump Rajasthan Royals


In the bowling department, Shane Watson has been impressive with five wickets from three games while Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir have three wickets each from as many games. RR lost by 64 runs against CSK at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday night.They are now fifth in the table.

Chennai Super Kings signed him in the IPL auction 2015, but, unfortunately, due to the presence of foreign players like Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo in the CSK squad, Abbott was not able to make his IPL debut for the team (and for himself too).

Former Australia worldwide Watson spent eight IPL campaigns with the Royals, getting two centuries during his stint with the franchise.

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After Rayudu's departure, Suresh Raina - who was returning after an injury - scored a blistering 46 off just 29 deliveries, with 9 boundaries as he put on a 81-run stand for the second wicket with Watson going big at the other end as CSK posted a mammoth 204 runs. As per fans' expectations, the CSK put up a grand show by beating the Royals easily by a victory margin of 64 runs. Unfortunately, we dropped that catch. "Incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to play for CSK, so happy to repay the faith". He finished with exceptional figures of 3 for 20 in his 4 overs, amidst the carnage. In response, Rajasthan Royals suffered a massive batting collapse and were bowled out for 140 in 18.3 overs. He also picked up one wicket. A similar incident unfolded on Friday when a man breached security to invade the field of play and touch Dhoni's feet when he was walking in to bat in Chennai's match against Rajasthan in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Ben Stokes was the only one who provided any kind of resistance with 45 runs.

Yesterday was another interesting clash between the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. The Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are also in the same category with three losses and a mere win.