Shane Watson IPL 2019

IPL 2019 – Twitter Reactions: Shane Watson’s 53-ball 96 blows SRH away; takes CSK to the playoffs

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six wickets on Tuesday night and became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2019 playoffs.

After losing two consecutive away games last week, CSK returned home to the MA Chidambaram Stadium and chased a target of 176 with one ball to spare.

Shane Watson, who before this game had managed 147 runs in ten innings, roared back to form with a scintillating 53-ball 96 to power CSK towards victory. Needing nine from the final over of the game, the hosts lost Ambati Rayudu for 21 with the scores level but managed to win off the penultimate delivery.

Earlier, Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 83 coupled with David Warner’s 57 saw the duo take a surprisingly hapless CSK bowling attack to the cleaners as they helped SRH to post a challenging 175/3.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

This article was first published on
For latest cricket news and updates, visit or follow us on Google News.

Share it with a Cricket fan!

Anirudh is a die-hard cricket fan, loves playing, watching and talking about cricket. Cricket is his Religion & 'Sachin Tendulkar' his GOD. His motto of life is Eat, Sleep, Cricket, REPEAT!! You can write to him at [email protected] or get in touch with him on twitter.