Watson masterclass seals third IPL title for Super Kings
Shane Watson blasted a magnificent unbeaten century as Chennai Super Kings claimed their third Indian Premier League title with an eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
Watson took 10 balls to get off the mark, but smashed a brutal 117 not out from only 57 deliveries to steer the Super Kings home at the Wankhede Stadium.
The former Australia all-rounder produced a masterclass of clean striking in Mumbai, hitting eight sixes and 11 fours to seal another IPL crown for Chennai on their return to the tournament following a two-year absence following corruption charges.
Captain Kane Williamson earlier became only the fifth player to make 700 runs in an IPL season, the New Zealand international scoring 47 in the Sunrisers' total of 178-6.
Yusuf Pathan made a brisk 45 from just 25 balls, but Hyderabad total ultimately proved well short, Watson putting them to the sword after a watchful start.