Watson winds back the clock in vintage T20 performance

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The 39-year-old Australian veteran reversed his poor form with an IPL blitz to steer Chennai to a 10-wicket thumping of Glenn Maxwell's Kings XI
Watson launches 101-metre six in brutal IPL innings

Shane Watson wound back the clock and hit form in stunning fashion as he and Faf du Plessis steered the Chennai Super Kings to a comprehensive 10-wicket win against the Kings XI Punjab in overnight Indian Premier League action.

Watson launched three sixes – including one massive 101-metre bomb that landed in the Dubai stadium's top deck – and 11 fours has he smashed 83 runs from 53 balls in a vintage performance.

South Africa's Faf du Plessis added 87 from 53 balls as the pair chased down Kings XI's 4-178 with 14 balls to spare, with their 181 setting a new record for the first wicket partnership.

The 39-year-old former Australia international had been under scrutiny in Chennai's slow start t the season, having mustered a best of 33, including two scores of four or less, in his previous four innings.

But those questions were put to rest in emphatic fashion showed he still has plenty to offer the shortest format, including launching as slog-swept six measured at 101…
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