This weekend of IPL 2020 ended with two exciting matches. Double-headers have always been an integral part of the IPL since its inaugural season. The first encounter was between defending champions Mumbai Indians and David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad. Considering the venue being Sharjah, the match was anticipated to be a high-scoring thriller.
The Mumbai Paltan, while batting first, amassed a dominant total of 208 runs on the board. Quinton de Kock slammed 67 off 39 to bolster MI’s run-flow in the middle overs. In the end, it was Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya who slammed several fireworks to steer their side past the 200-run mark.
In the second innings, MI bowlers delivered an impressive performance as they curbed SRH to 174 runs. By restricting the Orange Army, MI clinched their third victory of the tournament and paved their way up to the top of the points table. Trent Boult was awarded Man of the Match award for his impressive bowling show (2/28).
Talking about the second encounter, fans erupted after Chennai Super Kings finally ended their woeful run. The Yellow Army, after registering three defeats, clinched the match against Kings XI Punjab to gather two vital points. While hunting 178-run total at Dubai, CSK’s opening pair of Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson decimated the KXIP bowling unit.
Stitching an incredible opening stand, the experienced duo steered CSK to an emphatic 10-wicket victory. Ardent CSK supporters finally had something to celebrate as their side put up a dominant batting show. With this win, the MS Dhoni-led side also moved up to the sixth position while KXIP slumped to the bottom place.
Meanwhile, wishes also poured in for southpaw Rishabh Pant who turned 23. He is regarded as one of the finest talents of the country and is currently plying his trade for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020.
1. Brett Lee heaps praise on Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) October 4, 2020
2. JP Duminy hilariously reacts to CSK’s opening partnership
— JP Duminy (@jpduminy21) October 4, 2020
3. Irfan Pathan suggests KXIP to tweak their Playing XI
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 4, 2020
4. Manoj Tiwary congratulates CSK over their emphatic victory
Chasing such a big total & winning it by 10 wickets tell you everything about @ChennaiIPL tonight! I'm sure the #CSK fans will be super happy tonight. @ShaneRWatson33's knock will be a massive relief for them! #IPL2020 #CSKvsKXIP
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 4, 2020
5. Scott Styris lauds CSK’s opening stand
That was comprehensive from @ChennaiIPL . Not just the victory but the bowling skills looked sharper and the opening partnership was relentless
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) October 4, 2020
6. Sachin Tendulkar congratulates the Yellow Army
Comprehensive win by @ChennaiIPL. @klrahul11 and @nicholas_47 played well to put a decent total on the board but the way @ShaneRWatson33 & @faf1307 batted, they’ve made this chase look rather easy. Well done #CSK.#KXIPvCSK #IPL2020
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 4, 2020
7. Suresh Raina elated after CSK’s impressive victory at Dubai
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 4, 2020
8. Aakash Chopra reacts to CSK’s 10-wicket victory
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 4, 2020
9. Lisa Sthalekar congratulates CSK over their dominant show at Dubai
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 4, 2020
10. Birthday wishes pour in for Rishabh Pant
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) October 4, 2020
11. Kevin Pietersen shares a picture with the production team
You HEAR us!
You SEE the players!
You DO NOT SEE these legends!
These legends(all the production teams) make sure the show happens! Without them, there’s no show.
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) October 4, 2020
12. Harbhajan Singh lauds Shardul Thakur’s game-changing over
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 4, 2020
13. Pandya brothers share a selfie after their win against SRH
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) October 4, 2020
14. Tom Moody opines over Sharjah’s wicket
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) October 4, 2020
15. Ian Bishop lauds Krunal Pandya for his late fireworks
Good grief Krunal Pandya💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) October 4, 2020
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