'CSK handled moments of pressure better' - Williamson

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Remarkably, it took Watson 11 balls to get off the mark, but after that he belted 11 fours and eight sixes in the monster knock.

CSK needs 179 to win from 20 Overs.

Watching CSK team's wild celebration after the title win, daughter Ziva was also seen in celbratory mood. I have no plans to celebrate, we are going to Chennai tomorrow to meet the fans and the people close to the team.

With the IPL season over, Watson says he will spend the next few months in recovery. That put pressure on Faf du Plessis (10) who perished in the process of trying to up the ante.

With Chennai needing 21 runs in 20 balls, the duo kept on playing freely and overhauled the target easily to become the only team to beat a side four times in a single season. "Want to dedicate my award to those people who lost their lives in a blast back home", said Rashid, after being awarded the man of the match. The veteran off-spinner didn't get a chance to bowl in the previous match and was sidelined for the crucial final.

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Their bowlers have been excellent with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma providing the pace.

Returning after five matches, Saha looked awfully out of sorts with six runs from 12 balls and carried on with a dash of luck after being dropped on five when Karthik grassed a skier. Such was the craze for Rashid Khan that he remained the top Twitter trend across India even in the early hours of Saturday morning with more than 32,000 tweets posted on his performance.

Watson scored an unbeaten 117 on Sunday evening to guide CSK to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and seal a third IPL title for the MS Dhoni-led side.

At the auction, CSK were criticised for picking up nine players in their 30s including Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu, who eventually were instrumental in the team's triumph. Sunrisers Hyderabad have just played a single IPL final, winning it in 2016. They were 3-0 at Wankhede and 4-0 against SRH this season. Coming to CSK side, both Watson and Bravo will play vital role in tonight's game.

Proving them all wrong, CSK banked on the collective experience of the team, which is largely proportionate to age, and had the last smile at the end. He also picked up three wickets in his designated four overs and was crowned the Player of the Match. Popular betting website, BetVictor also predicts CSK to be IPL 2018 victor with odds of 3:4 as compared to that of SRH's odds of 21:20.