Chennai Super Kings finally dragged themselves up from the bottom of the point table in a magnificent style after smashing Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets. CSK lost their last three games and went to the bottom of the points table, their top order batting failed in all those games.
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis made an unbroken partnership of 181 runs, which was the highest partnership for Chennai Super Kings in any IPL before. The partnership between the two CSK opening batsman also made the record of the second-highest total chased in the IPL without losing any wicket.
Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bat first, the most successful opening pair of Dream 11 IPL 2020 KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal gave Punjab a steady start. Captain Rahul scored 63 runs in 52 balls and Mayank scored 26 in 19 balls and the first wicket partnership was 61 runs in 8 overs. Mandeep Singh and Pooran made sure that the Kings XI gets a respected total, they score 27 runs and 33 runs respectively. Kings XI Punjab scored 178 runs in their 20 overs with the loss of four wickets.
The point table bottom Chennai Super Kings came out with a target of 179 runs, Shane Watson, who was not looking in his best form in the previous few games for CSK along with And Faf du Plessis who has shown his form in the last games, made sure that they get best out of the power play. Du Plessis went for four fours in the last over of power play on Chris Jordan, he scored 87 runs.
Shane Watson, And Faf du Plessis played carefully and made sure that CSK don’t lose any wicket they scored 181 runs in 17.4 overs. Shane Watson won the player of the match award for his victorious performance of 83 runs.