Match 18, CSK vs KXIP one of the best winning match played by Chennai Super Kings since the Indian Premier League has started. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team handed KXIP a 10-wicket defeat in Dubai on Sunday.
CSK openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis were unbeaten and both the openers chased the target of 179 all alone. Their partnership od 181 guided the team to their second victory out of five, matches they played this tournament.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 4, 2020
Finally, the Thala fans could see Dhoni’s smile back after the victory and the twitter was rejoiced by the fans.
That happy face ❤️❤️#SingamReturns! #whistlepodu outstanding 10wicket win! This is how a champion team comes back! #vandhutomnusollu #csk #thala #dhoni great play #Watson and #duplessis pic.twitter.com/OGelSxmLVe
— Athulyaa Ravi (@AthulyaOfficial) October 4, 2020
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) October 4, 2020
— Krithi (@kiruthigaM) October 4, 2020
— DHONI Army TN™ (@DhoniArmyTN) October 4, 2020
— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) October 4, 2020
The match encountered many records- the second-highest target chased down during this IPL without losing a wicket and fourth-highest opening stands in IPL history and second-highest opening stand during a chase in IPL.
Under MS Dhoni leadership CSK has won by 10 wickets for the second time, first was in 2013 also against KXIP.
The opener, Aussie Shane Watson who scored his first fifty of the tournament after 4, 33, 14, 1 in his first four innings this season also marked his return in the game.
CSK fans were waiting for one such kind of matches since CSK lost the previous two matches. And now the fans are looking forward to more such performance from Dhoni and CSK.