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IPL 2020: Chennai outclass Punjab to win battle of kings

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The only constant in life is change. But not at Chennai Super Kings. Despite persistent issues with opening partnerships, especially the woeful form of Shane Watson, the Chennai think-tank backed him and made no changes at the top of the batting order. And Watson (53-ball 83), the seasoned campaigner, along with in-form partner Faf du Plessis (53-ball 87) repaid the trust with scintillating performances to thrash Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets.


Kings XI Punjab
K Rahul c Dhoni b Thakur 63
M Agarwal c Curran b Chawla 26
M Singh c Rayudu b Jadeja 27
N Pooran c Jadeja b Thakur 33
G Maxwell not out 11
S Khan not out 14
Extras (lb1, w3) 4
Total (4 wkts, 20 overs) 178
Fall of wickets: 1-61, 2-94, 3-152, 4-152
Bowling: D Chahar 3-0-17-0; S Curran 3-0-31-0; S Thakur 4-0-39-2; D Bravo 4-0-38-0; R Jadeja 4-0-30-1; P Chawla 2-0-22-1
Chennai Super Kings
S Watson not out 83
F du Plessis not out 87
Extras (w11) 11
Total (0 wkt, 17.4 over) 181
Bowling: S Cottrell 3-0-30-0; M Shami 3.4-0-35-0; H Brar 4-0-41-0; C Jordan 3-0-42-0; R Bishnoi 4-0-33-0