'IPL 2018 final fixed?' A female Twitter user predicted CSK as the champions

sports/cricket | 28 May 2018 10:22 AM (UTC)
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IPL 2018: In May a female Twitter user predicted Chennai Super Kings to be crowned as champions

Chennai Super Kings completed a fairy tale comeback from disgrace to glory as they lifted their third title in Indian Premier League (IPL) as all-rounder Shane Watson single-handedly hammered Sunrises Hyderabad into submission with a blazing century in the final here on Sunday (May 27).

A Twitter User Predicted the Result:

Meanwhile, a Twitter handle with the name of Angoor Stark predicted the winner of the tournament little-over one month earlier on May 15. Moreover, she also predicted the runners-up and Man of the Final of the tournament for Chennai Super Kings.

 

Chennai won the T20 tournament as Shane Watson played a fantastic innings, scoring 117 runs from 57 balls. Suresh Raina scored 32 runs from 24 balls while Rayudu scored 16 from 19 in the end, and hit the winning runs. Sandeep Sharma and Carlos Brathwaite took 1 wicket each for Hyderabad. Rashid Khan couldn't make a mark today, as Chennai won with 9 balls to spare.

Such was Super Kings' domination over an otherwise formidable SRH that they beat the Willamson-led side four times in as many games this season. The MS Dhoni-captained side had entered a seventh IPL final, and their stellar campaign ended with a record-equalling third title, tying them up with Mumbai Indians. 

The star of the night was one and only Shane Watson. The 36-year-old, who previously won the title with Rajasthan Royals in the league's inaugural season in 2008, muscled his way to 50 in only 33 balls and then smashed Sandeep Sharma for 26 runs in the 13th over to make it a virtual no-contest.

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