CSK won a last over thriller against DC by 4 wickets and ensured they sealed the IPL 2021 final spot. MS Dhoni came back to his vintage form and finished the game for CSK with a boundary in style and helped his team cross the winning line. Initially, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robbie Uthappa were brilliant with the bat and their 110 run partnership set a good foundation for CSK. Tom Curran, despite picking 3 wickets with the ball ended up being the villain for his side as he conceded 13 runs off 4 deliveries in last over of the match.
Initially, DC were invited by CSK to bat first, Prithvi Shaw looked very elegant with the bat and played a very classy knock of 60 from just 34 balls. As the game progressed, DC were struggling at 80/4 after 10.2 overs but Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer's partnership helped DC post a very competitive total of 172/5 on board.
Numbers and Stats from DC vs CSK game:
6 - Ruturaj Gaikwad has won 6 MoM awards in IPL at the UAE venue.
Most MoM awards in IPL at the UAE venue:
Ruturaj Gaikwad - 6
Glenn Maxwell / KL Rahul - 5
Yuzvendra Chahal - 4
8 - DC have lost 8th playoff (or) Semi-final game in the IPL history.
DC in IPL Playoffs (or) Semi-finals vs Teams (Other than SRH):
Played : 8
Lost : 8
9 - For the 9th time, CSK have entered the IPL finals out of 12 seasons that they have played so far.
3 - Ruturaj Gaikwad has smashed 603 runs in IPL 2021 so far.
Players to smash 600 (or) more runs for CSK in an IPL season:
Michael Hussey in IPL 2013
Ambati Rayudu in IPL 2018
Ruturaj Gaikwad in IPL 2021
150 - Prithvi Shaw has smashed 150 runs against CSK in this IPL season overall.
Most runs against CSK by Indian player in an IPL season:
Naman Ojha - 174 in 2010
Virat Kohli - 171 in 2011
Virender Sehwag - 171 in 2014
Sachin Tendulkar - 165 in 2010
Prithvi Shaw - 150 in 2021
1 - With a win against DC, CSK became only team to win atleast 1 match against all other opponents in IPL 2021.
23 - Robbie Uthappa has smashed a fifty-plus score in IPL after a gap of 23 innings in between. Last time Robbie Uthappa scored fifty-plus before this game was for KKR against Punjab Kings in IPL 2019.
25 - MS Dhoni has remained not-out in a successful IPL run chase for 25th time.
Most times remaining not-out in a successful run chase:
MS Dhoni - 25 times
Ravindra Jadeja - 25 times
Yusuf Pathan - 22 times
Dwayne Bravo / AB de Villiers / Suresh Raina - 19 times