IPL (2018) Winner : Chennai Super Kings Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

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IPL (2018) Winner | Chennai Super Kings Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad:

MS Dhoni lifts the trophy for the third time:

27-May-2018: The journey started on 7 April 2018 with the blistering knock of Dwayne Bravo and finishing touch of Kedar Jadhav. It ends with the final touch by Shane Watson, making CSK IPL 2018 winner. After two years of arrival, the CSK fans have waited for many nights and then they get the reward by the team. In the thrilling final, Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. Shane Watson remained unbeaten on 117 off 57 balls to clinch the title for Chennai Super Kings for the third time out of nine IPL they played.

CSK becomes IPL 2018 winner and players lift the trophy

It was the 7th appearance for the most successful team of IPL, Chennai Super Kings and 2nd appearance for the Hyderabadi Team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the finals. Before coming into the finals both the teams met each other in the league stage 3 times and all the 3 times the result was in favour of CSK. Seeing the face to face battles, CSK was clearly the favourite before the start of the finals. The final was scheduled to be played at  Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
There were some hustle and bustle during the toss, but the result came, Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first.

SRH Innings :

Williamson pull shot
Kane Williamson becomes the 5th player to cross 700 runs in a season

Shikhar Dhawan opened the batting with the inexperienced wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami in a cautious manner. In the big final, Shreevats tried to settle himself but was run out at the score of 5 by a rocket throw of Karn Sharma. Later on, Dhawan and Williamson continued hitting the ball, just came the bowl from Sir Jadeja which bowled Dhawan at the score of 25. Williamson took control of the game with Shakib- Al Hasan before his innings came to rest at 47. In the end, Pathan played some ferocious shots hitting 4 fours and 2 sixes as he remained unbeaten on 45 runs off 25 balls. Carlos Brathwaite scored a quickfire 11-ball 21 to help his team reach 178. Lungi Ngidi was the successful bowler for CSK picking up 1 wicket with an economy less than 6.5.

CSK Innings:

Shane Watson hits it for a boundary
Shane Watson had smashed 117 runs in just 57 balls (11 fours and 8 sixes )

Qualifier 1st man of the match Faf Du Plessis opened the inning with Shane Watson, Chennai didn’t get the start they wanted as Faf Du Plessis departed early for 10 runs. At the end of 5 overs, Chennai made 20 runs with Watson scoring just 1 off 11 balls. After settling himself down Watson started hammering SRH bowlers along with Suresh Raina on the other end. Suresh Raina(32) chipped in with a crucial knock before getting back to the dugout. Shane Watson completed his 3rd century, in IPL and the 2nd in IPL 2018, in 51 balls. Winning runs were made by the most dependable batsman of CSK of this season: Ambati Rayadu, who stayed not out on 16 runs. It was Watson who stole the show and helped his team become IPL 2018 winner.

IPL 2018 Awards :

Rishabh Pant awarded emerging player of the year

  • Orange Cap: Kane Williamson (735)
  • Purple Cap: Andrew Tye (24)
  • Stylish Player of the Season: Rishabh Pant
  • Super Striker of the Season: Sunil Narine
  • Perfect Catch of the Season: Trent Boult
  • IPL Fairplay Award: Mumbai Indians
  • Emerging player of the season: Rishabh Pant

The Presentation Ceremony

MS Dhoni | CSK Captain:

A lot of people talk about stats, so tonight is 27th, my jersey number is seven and this is the seventh final foR us. Enough reasons to win it. But none of these reasons matter, what matters is that we've won it in the end.

Kane Williamson | SRH Captain :

We thought it would be a very competitive total. It was a good surface but the slower balls were holding. Hats off, Shane Watson comes and gets 120 not out in the final. It's frustrating, but CSK were deserved winners.

 

 

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