IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: Harbhajan Singh reveals how Shane Watson batted through bloodied leg against Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings' opener Shane Watson required six stitches on his left leg after he dived to save his wicket against Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2019 final

FirstCricket Staff, May 14, 2019 09:39:01 IST

Chennai Super Kings' spinner Harbhajan Singh revealed how teammate Shane Watson batted through the pain during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad.

Shane Watson scored 80 off 59 balls in the IPL 2019 final but couldn't finish the job for CSK. Twitter: @ChennaiIPL

Shane Watson scored 80 off 59 balls in the IPL 2019 final but couldn't finish the job for CSK. Twitter: @ChennaiIPL

According to Harbhajan, the CSK opener required six stitches on his left leg after Watson dived to save his wicket during his knock.

Harbhajan posted a picture of Watson's bloodied left leg from the final on his Instagram story.

“Can you guys see the blood on his knee.. He got 6 stitches after the game..Got injured while diving but continue to bat without telling anyone,” Harbhajan wrote on his Instagram story and shared a picture as well.

Watson was a step ahead of everyone in the summit clash and nearly helped CSK chase the total with his innings of 80 off 59 balls and hung on till the fourth ball of final over of the match.

His excellent knock left CSK needing nine runs off Malinga’s last over but Watson attempted to retain the strike off the fourth delivery and was run out before Shardul Thakur was trapped LBW from Malinga’s final delivery. With that, MI won their fourth IPL title by just 1 run.

Watson was CSK' second-leading runscorer for the tournament behind captain Dhoni, amassing 398 runs in 17 matches at an average of 23.41 with a strike rate of 127.56.

Updated Date: May 14, 2019 09:39:01 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254