IPL 2019: I was due, says Shane Watson after classy 96 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_imgIPL 2019: I was due, says Shane Watson after classy 96 vs Sunrisers HyderabadIPL 2019: Shane Watson said he was due for some runs and thanked MS Dhoni and Stephen Fleming for backing him through a lean patch. Watson helped CSK beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets on Tuesday. Referee: Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND) Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and Vineet Kulkarni (IND) 0 4 0 Chennai CHE Mid on 6 Shane Watson S. Watson c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sandeep Sharma S. Sharma 54 Indian Premier League, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 20:00 (Local Time) 53 176/4 Extras: 9 runs (B: 4, LB: 3, WD: 2, NB: 0, P: 0) Rajarshi Gupta ChennaiApril 24, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 08:25 IST Shane Watson roared back to form for Chennai Super Kings with his 17th IPL fifty (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSShane Watson returned to form with a sensatioal 96 as CSK beat SRH by 6 wicketsWatson was named man-of-the-match after CSK moved back to the top of the tableWatson said he knew he was due for some runs after a poor run of form in the 2019 IPLShane Watson had scored 147 runs from 10 matches for Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 Indian Premier League before the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Chepauk on Tuesday. CSK had lost 2 successive matches and their batting was an area of concern.Shane Watson had scored 44 for CSK in a big win over Delhi Capitals almost a month ago. Since then, he had disappointed at the top of the order and many felt he would be replaced by Sam Billings as the race for the last-4 started to heat up.But MS Dhoni is known to back his players. In the 2018 IPL, Shane Watson had hammered 555 runs and 2 hundreds. This year, he was due for some runs and Shane Watson said as much when he collected the man-of-the-match award after a 6-wicket win over SRH helped CSK move back to the top of the 2019 IPL points table.Watson did not forget to thank his captain MS Dhoni and his coach Stephen Fleming for their support even as the runs dried up this summer.The superstar has crossed 8000 runs in T20 cricket!#CSKvSRH #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/cbE7B85U9UIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019″I was due for runs, that’s for sure. I can’t thank Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni enough for their belief in me.”Most of the teams I’ve played in, I would have been dropped by now but they showed the trust in me,” Watson said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”Of course, I was doing alright in the PSL (Pakistan Super League) and in the BBL (Banladesh Premier League) too, struck the ball well.advertisement”Needed some things to go my way, like it did today when Bhuvi was all over me. He is an incredibly skillful bowler as he swings it both ways,” Watson said.Watto knock #CSKvSRH pic.twitter.com/ToSgTBCJjcIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019Bhuvneshwar Kumar was brilliant up front but Shane Watson stayed at the crease and played some breathtaking shots to race away to his 1st fifty in this year’s IPL. He was well on course for his 5th IPL hundred but Bhuvneshwar had him caught by Jonny Bairstow.MS Dhoni said Shane Watson was batting well in the nets and it was important to back a match-winner like him. Before the defeats against SRH in Hyderabad and RCB in Bengaluru, Chennai Super Kings were in top form and they had lost only one game. With the team placed comfortably at the top, Dhoni could afford to give Watson those extra opportunities.”I think you can give individuals some games and the team gives them the rest. Watson has been a matchwinner for us. He has been batting well in the nets.Will @msdhoni tell @bhogleharsha the secret to @ChennaiIPL’s consistency, season after season #CSKvSRH pic.twitter.com/FMasdNUqzPIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019″Whatever small innings he played so far, he was middling them well although he did struggle a bit. This is the time when you need to back them. The management’s thinking was to give him as many games as possible. And the team winning also means that a player gets more games than he would actually get,” Dhoni said.Also Read | Shane Watson and Rashid Khan in verbal spat as CSK return to ChepaukAlso Read | CSK vs SRH Highlights, IPL 2019: Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets at ChepaukAlso Read | IPL 2019: MS Dhoni is in top form and age is just a number, says Kiran MoreFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow CSK vs SRHFollow IPL 2019Follow Shane WatsonFollow Shane Watson man of the match Scorecard 4.5 0 24 7 Rashid Khan R. Khan 1 Dwayne Bravo D. Bravo not out Top Batsmen Top Batsmen Kedar Jadhav K. Jadhav not out Shane Watson (CHE) S. Watson (CHE) nb 10 83 (49) 21 0 2/39 (4) st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan Hyderabad HYD covers c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma Ravindra Jadeja R. Jadeja Hyderabad HYD Imran Tahir I. Tahir 0 0 Deepak Chahar D. Chahar 44 1 Faf du Plessis du Plessis run out (Deepak Hooda) 0 175/4 ( A. Rayudu 19.4 Overs) , third Man 0 0 view more view less Fall of Wickets 84 Square Leg Point All batsmen are considered right handed o Suresh Raina S. Raina st Jonny Bairstow b Rashid Khan fine Leg 38 covers (19.5) 176/4 (20.0) Khaleel Ahmed K. Ahmed 0 96 (53) run out (Deepak Hooda) view full scorecard – 6 160/3 ( S. Watson 17.1 Overs) , 175/3 Square Leg covers 14.28 Square Leg vs Mid Wicket not out 0 No data available! fine Leg 4 All batsmen are considered right handed All batsmen are considered right handed Indian Premier League, 2019 96 6.5 1 Mid on MS Dhoni (c)(wk) MS Dhoni (c)(wk) Mid on 0 Ambati Rayudu A. Rayudu c Vijay Shankar b Sandeep Sharma 158.33 Chennai 4s 0center_img 6s Harbhajan Singh H. Singh 1 commentary fine Leg Mid Wicket Mid off Mid on 1 Mid off 11 fine Leg S/R 11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (HYD) B. Kumar (HYD) Point 0 6.75 Mid off third Man graphs Mid off e/r 0 176/4 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) B. Kumar (c) Point Mid Wicket not out 0 Square Leg Chennai batting CHE batting Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed 175/3 r 4 All batsmen are considered right handed 0 Shakib Al Hasan Al Hasan (19.5) Series Status: Player Of The Match: Shane Watson 3/1 ( du Plessis 2.3 Overs) , 80/2 ( S. Raina 10 Overs) , Chennai beat Hyderabad by 6 wickets 0 Hyderabad Bowling HYD Bowling Harbhajan Singh (CHE) H. Singh (CHE) m R third Man 1/18 (4) Point 14.08 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers covers 0 18 1 w third Man c Jonny Bairstow b Bhuvneshwar Kumar B Super Over 1 Mid off Chennai CHE (19.5) 1 0 110 1 Match Ended covers 0 181.13 Manish Pandey (HYD) M. Pandey (HYD) 9 4 3.5 0 third Man Mid Wicket Square Leg 1 Match Ended wd Toss: CHE elected to field (20.0) Indian Premier League, 2019, Match 41 25 26 27 Point Hyderabad fine Leg advertisement Mid onlast_img read more