MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) rode on a brilliant century by Shane Watson to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 27. Dhoni’s team bagged their third title after returning to the fold following a two-year suspension.
Chasing 179 for victory, Watson smashed an unbeaten 117 off just 57 balls to guide his team to the victory with 9 balls to spare. This was his fourth IPL hundred.
Watson made a mockery of the SRH bowlers as he smashed them all around the park to hit 11 fours and 8 sixes.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 27, 2018
Chennai piled up 181/2 in 18.3 overs against Sunrisers’ 178/6 in 20 overs.
For SRH, Kane Williamson top-scored with 36-ball 47 followed by Yusuf Pathan’s 21 off 11 balls.
After the super final, several players received awards for showing some superb show throughout the season. Here’s the list:
Orange Cap Winner – SRH’s skipper Kane Williamson (753 Runs) – Rs 10 lakh and a trophy
Purple Cap Winner — KXIP’s Andrew Tye ( 24 Wickets) – Rs 10 lakh and a trophy
Star Plus Innovative Idea Award – CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni – Rs 10 lakh
Most Valuable Player Award – KKR’s Sunil Narine – Rs 10 lakh and a trophy
Emerging Player Award — DD’s Rishabh Pant – Rs 10 lakh
IPL Fairplay Award — Mumbai Indians – Trophy
Perfect Catch of the Season – DD’s Trent Boult – Rs 10 lakh and a trophy
Super Striker of the Season – KKR’s Sunil Narine – Trophy and a TATA Nexon car
Stylish Player of the Season – DD’s Rishabh Pant – RS 10 lakh prize money and trophy
VIVO IPL 2018 Trophy – Chennai Super Kings – Rs 20 crore and a trophy – Mementos to players
Runners Up — Sunrisers Hyderabad – Rs 12.5 crore