Shane Watson scored an unbeaten 83 in 53 balls thanks to 11 fours and three sixes. Plessis scored an unbeaten 87 from 53 balls with 11 fours and a six.
KXIP vs CSK: In the 18th match of IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets. This is Chennai’s second win in this season. Earlier, he had to face defeat in three consecutive matches. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessil performed brilliantly in this match for Chennai. These two shared a record of 181 runs for the first wicket and gave their team a win by 10 wickets.
After chasing the target of 179 runs from Punjab, Chennai won with a bang batting by Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. Watson scored an unbeaten 83 in 53 balls thanks to 11 fours and three sixes. Plessis scored an unbeaten 87 from 53 balls with 11 fours and a six. This is Watson’s first half-century in this season.
With this, Watson and Plessis have a record for the biggest opening partnership for Chennai. It is the second largest opening partnership in the history of IPL.
Prior to Plessis and Watson, the record for the largest opening partnership for Chennai was in the name of Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay. Hussey and Murali had a 159-run opening partnership in IPL 2011.
At the same time, the record of the biggest opening partnership in the IPL is in the names of Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn. They both shared a 184-run partnership against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017. In this list, now Watson and Plessis’ names have been registered at number two.
Significantly, in this match, Punjab had scored 178 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs while playing first. In response, Chennai chased down the target in 17.4 overs without losing any wickets.