Shane Watson's ton helps Chennai lift 3rd IPL title, Twitter goes wild

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 27, 2018, 11:36 PM(IST)

Shane Watson celebrates after scoring a century against Hyderabad in IPL final. Photograph:( AFP )

Shane Watson played a ruthless knock to steer Chennai to their third IPL title as they defeated Hyderabad by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Watson blazed unbeaten 117 off 57 deliveries, making it the highest score ever made in an IPL final, to guide MS Dhoni's side to victory with nine balls to spare.

The Australian shared a second-wicket stand of 117 with Suresh Raina as Chennai comfortably chased down challenging 179. 

Stunned with Watson's heroics, Twitteratti were in awe of the veteran, hailing him for being Chennai's hero tonight.

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With this century, Watson became the second batsman in IPL history to score a century in a final.

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