Twitter Reactions: Shane Watson slams 3rd IPL century; first for Chennai Super Kings

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) posted a huge total of 204 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) after being put to bat in Pune.

Shane Watson anchored the CSK innings as he recorded his third IPL century and first of this season. He smashed 106 off 57 after being dropped in the first over. He hit 9 fours and 6 sixes in the process. He stitched 50 plus partnership with both Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina.

Raina was replaced by Murali Vijay in the last match due to the calf injury he sustained in the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). However, Raina was back in the squad on Friday and was looking in good touch. He smashed four consecutive boundaries off Ben Stokes in the final over of powerplay.

CSK were 69 with loss of one wicket end of the 6th over. It was in the 12th over when Krishnappa Gowtham took a brilliant catch off Shreyas Gopal‘s bowling dismissing Raina for 46 (29). The pair of Gowtham-Gopal struck again when MS Dhoni was caught near the boundary line on 5.

RR was running out of their bowling options from the start as they used five different bowlers to bowl the first five overs. When almost every bowler went for an economy over 10, Gopal finished with impressive figures of 4-0-20-3 at an economy of 5. He got the important wickets of Raina, Dhoni and Sam Billings. However, he could not save his team from the Watson rampage.

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