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Chennai Super Kings Get Rapturous Welcome at Home After IPL Triumph

PTI |May 28, 2018, 8:41 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings Get Rapturous Welcome at Home After IPL Triumph

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings' return to the city following a fairytale IPL triumph received the rapturous welcome it deserved, even as murmurs of scaling down an elaborate reception plan swirled in the wake of the Tuticorin tragedy.

CSK beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in an authoritative display in the final last night to win the trophy on its return after serving a two-year suspension.

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson did the star turn with a blistering century.

A large number of fans were waiting at the city airport to welcome the team members and went into raptures when the players emerged.

CSK officials were at hand to receive the players.

Later, the players were welcomed at Crowne Plaza hotel by the staff with garlands. Here too, a number of fans had gathered.

Former BCCI president N Srinivasan greeted the players at the hotel. The players were to attend a private dinner later tonight.

The team's players, including Harbhajan Singh and South African veteran Imran Tahir, tweeted that they were delighted to win the trophy for the fans. Harbhajan mentioned that the team was dedicating the triumph to the people.

Meanwhile, CSK officials, including CEO K S Viswanathan, took the trophy to the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Information Centre temple in the city.

The glittering trophy was placed before the idol of Lord Venkateswara, the presiding deity.

A group of fans said though they were not able to see the CSK team play at home (M A Chidambaram stadium), they were happy that the "Men in Yellow" managed to win the trophy, making it a dream comeback after missing two years owing to suspension.

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Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
2
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
3
ENG
4 3 1 0 6 +1.55
4
IND
3 2 0 1 5 +0.53
5
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
6
WI
4 1 2 1 3 +0.66
7
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
8
BAN
4 1 2 1 3 -0.71
9
PAK
4 1 2 1 3 -1.79
10
AFG
4 0 4 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

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
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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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
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