Journalist Asked MS Dhoni How He Will Celebrate The Victory, He Gave A Heart Winning Reply: Chennai Super Kings roared the loudest last night and took away the trophy after giving a stunning performance in the match last night beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets. The thrilling match was held at the Wankhade Stadium of Mumbai and as soon as the Chennai Super Kings won the match, a wave of happiness went through the stadium.
Last night another thrilling match came to an end. What a stunning league it has been, one of the best and thrilling we ever witnessed, however, the finale was fought by the two leading teams who gave consistently brilliant performance since the starting of the match.
Before the big match started last night, CSK won the toss and chose to ball first. Sunrisers Hyderabad started off well but ended up loosing the match.
In the first innings,Shikhar Dhawan played a slow innings and scored 26 runs in 25 balls before he was bowled by Ravindra Jadeja. The skipper of the team,Kane Williamson started off slow but he was gearing up for some thrilling shots when Dhoni stumpedhim. He scored 47 runs off 36 balls. Shakib Al Hasan was caught out by Suresh Raina but he scored quick 23 runs off 15 balls.
Yusuf Pathan played a great knock, he scored 45 runs in 25 balls. Carlos Brathwaite scored quick 21 runs in 11 balls.
The players of Sunrisers Hyderabad gave a target of 178 runs to Chennai Super Kings which were chased wonderfully by Chennai Super Kings chased the target runs with a jaw dropping performance from Shane Watson.
Shane Watson remained unbeaten till the last ball.Tonight the hero of the match was Shane Watson.He smashed the bowlers of Sunrisers Hyderabad to all the corners of the ground and took the match away with a storm. With a power-packed strike rate of 205, Shane Watson scored a whopping 117 runs in 57 balls. Suresh Raina also contributed to the score and smashed 32 runs in 24 balls.
Shane Watson made everyone’s jaw drop with his thrilling shots and took away the trophy away from Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Shane Watson was titled Man Of The Match last night, here’s what he said after the match:
“It’s been a special season to be honest. To get a special season especially after the last season with RCB. It means a lot to be with a franchise like CSK.
After those first ten balls I was only hoping to catch up to at least a run-a-ball. Bhuvi is really good with the new ball and was lucky to get the opportunity to catch up. It was good that I got a couple of boundaries to hit and get on par to take it from there.
The good thing is that I wouldn’t be playing for the next three-four months; feels great. It gives me plenty of time to recover. Throughout the back end of the tournament I was hanging on for dear life.
Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni have been looking after me really well and I am really glad to contribute like I did tonight.”
The skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kane Williamson said:
“We thought it would be a very competitve total. Hats off, Shane Watson comes and gets 120 not out in the final. It’s frustrating, but CSK were deserved winners.
A new bunch of guys in SRH, a great bunch of guys in the unit. Showed great character. It was a great experience leading this side, shame that we couldn’t win the final.
Every team is trying to find the balance between bat and ball. Rashid is a great asset for us. As a team we look back fondly on the season. It’s a collective effort from the team”
The skipper of Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni said:
By the time you reach the final everybody know their roles. The fielders have to adjust their roles while fielding, but while batting the styles are well known. So if somebody is finding it difficult in the middle, you know the incoming batsmen wouldn’t find it easy as well.
Well, Bhuvi is as deceptive as Rashid and thus it’s not just one bowler in their side who could put pressure on us. So it was a good batting effort, but we always had belief in the firepower our middle-order has.
[On Bravo sitting with pads on] He keeps doing it on his own. There was no plan as such (to promote him up); with Faf playing Rayudu had to come down at four. But Bravo is someone who pads quite easily and stays ready. Very difficult to recall what the earlier championship wins were.
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.
We talked a lot about age but what matters is the fitness. Rayudu for example is 33, he’s someone who is fit, covers a lot of ground. Even if he plays a few games where he spends a lot of time in the ground and in the field, he never complains. So it is the fitness that really matters more than the age aspect.
What captains want is players who move well in the field. It doesn’t matter which year a player is born in, whether you are 19 or 20 – you have to be agile. You have to accept your shortcomings.
For example if I push Watson to stop a single, there is a very good chance that he’ll burst his hamstring and won’t be available for the next game. So what you tell yourselves is that they have to commit and try, but there’s no point getting injured for a single.
No plans to celebrate as of now. We are going to Chennai tomorrow, meet a few people, the fans and some people who are close to the franchise. But we’ll have a get-together in the hotel and celebrate.”
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