The Chennai Super Kings downed a spirited attack from the Sunrisers Hyderabad to clinch the 2018 Indian Premier League title. Shane Watson was CSK’s hero of the day as he reached a brilliant century. The Australian smashed 117 runs and was unbeaten in the IPL 2018 Final.
The Sunrisers lost the toss and were put in to bat by CSK. Shreevats Goswami was the first man down with 5 runs on the board. Shikhar Dhawan lasted a bit longer but eventually perished for 26 runs.
Then, skipper Kane Williamson joined the party and struck a well-deserved 47 runs. Shakib Al Hasan added another 23 runs before Yusuf Pathan went on a rampage, scoring 45. Deepak Hooda was dismissed for just 3 runs before the final wicket of Carlos Brathwaite stumbled for 21.
When CSK came out to chase, Watson’s partner Faf Du Plessis could only muster 10 runs before faltering. Suresh Raina struck another 32 runs and Ambati Rayudu stuck around with Watson and got the job done with his 16 runs.
Among the bowlers, Deepak Chahar was the only man deprived of a wicket. But he more than made up for it with an economy of 6.25 from 4 overs. For the Sunrisers, Carlos Brathwaite and Sandeep Sharma were the only ones to pick up wickets.
SRH’s star bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar was once again the most economical player with an average of 4.25. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan was the next best with a figure of 6.00
After a long couple of weeks of gruelling cricket action, the Chennai Super Kings emerged triumphant. Here is how social media reacted to the IPL 2018 final and the Chennai Super Kings win.
— kasturi shankar (@KasthuriShankar) May 27, 2018
— Bonil Patel (@i_Bonil) May 27, 2018
Others – ipl is a place where other 7 teams battle to meet csk infinal
Me- ipl is a place where other teams battle to lose to csk in final
— Atul vaibhav Sharma (@AVS19091998) May 27, 2018
#CSKvsSRH what will make a bigger headline SRH winning or a team making a comeback after 2 years winning the cup? It's all fixed
— taus¹7 🍕 (@taus17_) May 27, 2018
— Chiranjeeve Gadkari (@c_gadkari) May 27, 2018
— vaibhav (@PhadtareV) May 27, 2018
Wohoooo!!!! The team who was criticized at the time of auction has proved why they're the REAL CHAMPIONS!! Congrats ✨ #IPL2018Final #ChennaiPoduWhistlePodu #CSKvsSRH of the match #Watson 👏👏 Great captaincy by #Williamson throughout the tournament 👌 It was just a bad day!
— Shruti Tyagi (@shrutit02) May 27, 2018
— Ram Ratan Pandey (@RamRatanPandey6) May 27, 2018
— Aditya Pratap Singh (@apshada1) May 27, 2018
7 Finals, 3 Trophies
What a comeback for @ChennaiIPL. Out of the tournament for two years, but win the IPL2018 title in style!
— KHUSHAL RANA (@rana_KhushaL007) May 27, 2018