Yesterday, the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals was one heck of a match. Not because it was a great contest, but because the world saw the so-called gone force Shane Watson back in form. And yes, it was not a great contest, to be true.
Having won the toss, Rajasthan put Chennai into bat. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu arrived in the middle and then it was just a one-sided game from the word Go. Rajasthan were never in the game. Right from the first over, the Chennai batsmen started hitting bowlers to all parts of the ground.
The highlight of yesterday’s match was not Chennai, or their captain M.S.Dhoni, but the gone force, Shane Watson. He proved his mettle. He laid the foundation of Chennai’s comprehensive victory. It was Watson’s 57-ball 106 that helped Chennai set a huge total of 204 in their 20 overs. He scored an amazing century on the back of a few dropped chances and took Chennai to a mental victory.
Chasing 204, Rajasthan were never in for a win. They lost 3 quick wickets in the first 6 overs and from there, it was just impossible for them to reach the target.
None of Rajasthan’s batsmen could stay in the middle for a long period and set the innings for them. It was a one-sided affair and ended with Chennai winning the contest by a comprehensive margin of 64 runs.
Chennai might be considered as a not-so-young team, but we should not forget the fact that Chennai is playing under the leadership of the best captain the world has ever seen, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His leadership skills are good enough to take any team home. And a team with the likes of Harbhajan, Bravo, Tahir, Raina and Watson under his leadership should not be taken lightly.