Sam Billings made Chennai Super Kings (CSK)'s homecoming special with an innings of 56 off 23 balls which helped the home team chase down 203. CSK was making a return to the league after a period of two years.
Billings' innings ensured that CSK remains on the top of IPL 2018 points table. Initially in the chase, Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson gave a solid start to the men in yellow.
Earlier in the game, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) smashed 202 runs with Andre Russell thunder struck CSK. He scored 88 unbeaten runs off 36 balls, with 11 sixes.
Billings, in his first game for CSK, not only became fans favorite, but he also impressed his national team skipper Eoin Morgan. The England limited overs skipper lauded Billings' innings and tweeted:”Just watched the highlights of CSK v KKR. @sambillings on What a tournament the @IPL is.”
In reply, the match hero for Chennai thanked Morgan. The conversation didn't stop here. Even their teammate Jos Buttler joined the chat after Morgan said he will send a gift for Billings.
Thanks boss— Sam Billings (@sambillings) April 11, 2018
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