Pune, April 20: CSK produced an all-round performance to outclass RR by 64 runs in the VIVO IPL 2018 clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. CSK thus moved on top of the points table.
Asked to bat, Shane Watson (106) notched up his third century to take CSK to 204/5. Later, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo and Karn Sharma returned two wickets each to dismiss RR for mere 140 runs in 18.3 overs.
In the chase, RR kept losing wickets at regular interval of time. Jos Butler (22) and Ben Stokes (45) played important cameo knocks but failed to help their side cross the line.
Earlier, Watson and Rayudu (12) got CSK off to a decent start forging a 50-run opening wicket stand before the latter was sent back by Ben Laughlin.
Following the dismissal Watson joined hands with Suresh Raina (46) to compile a 81-run second wicket stand to take the home side in driver seat. The Australian struck nine boundaries and six hits over the fence to take their side to a mammoth total.