Dubai: In the 18th match of IPL 2020 (IPL 2020) played on Sunday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated the team of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 10 wickets and registered a win. CSK got this historic win by team openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis on the strength of their brilliant game.
The opening pair of Watson-du Plessis achieved the target of 179 runs from Punjab by scoring 181 runs in 17.3 overs. With this, both these batsmen have made many records in IPL.
Biggest win in IPL for wickets for CSK
Significantly, Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gave Chennai Super Kings a 10 wicket record win in the IPL against Kings XI. In fact, chasing a huge target of wickets, this is the second biggest win in IPL history. Earlier, Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir, who were the Kolkata Knight Riders openers, shared a record win of 184 runs for the first wicket while chasing under the 2017 IPL.
– Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 4, 2020
Beat Punjab in a record manner
In such a situation, this amazing juggling of Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis has led CSK to such a big win by chasing the target in the IPL for the first time. Earlier in the year 2013 also against Kings XI, Chennai’s team had registered the biggest win by 10 wickets, but in the case of run chase, this victory was very big and special. In this match played against Kings XI, Watson and Faf faced an unbeaten 181-run unbeaten partnership with the help of 22 fours and 4 sixes in 106 balls.
Second 10 wickets win for #CSK. His first one was also against KXIP in 2013.
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 4, 2020
The biggest opening partnership for Chennai Super Kings
CSK’s Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis contributed 181 runs for the first wicket in this match. This was the biggest opening partnership for Chennai Super Kings in 12 years of IPL. Earlier, the best opening partnership of CSK team was 159 runs, which came in the year 2011 between Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay. Along with this, these two batsmen also played the fourth best opening partnership of the IPL.