CSK won against SRH in a convincing manner by 6 wickets and ensured they became the first team to qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs. Meanwhile, SRH became the first team to get eliminated from IPL 2021. Initially, SRH were invited to bat first by the Chennai team but their batsmen never got going and kept struggling in Dubai as they were reduced to 134/7 after 20 overs.
CSK, in reply got off to a very good start with Gaikwad-Faf du Plessis as they had 75 run opening stand initially. Post that opening partnership, their middle order faltered slightly and the game went till the last over. However, Dhoni and Rayudu ensured that they finished the game for CSK easily in the end. Josh Hazlewood was the star of the game as his 3 wickets helped CSK defeat SRH.
Here are some of the important stats and numbers from the SRH vs CSK game:
6 – MS Dhoni has hit the winning six in IPL history most times(6). Next on list is Ravindra Jadeja who has hit a winning six in IPL 5 times.
599 – Faf du Plessis & Ruturaj Gaikwad have recorded 599 partnership runs in IPL 2021 which remains to be most for a CSK pair in single IPL season.
Most partnership runs for CSK in an IPL season :
Faf du Plessis-Ruturaj Gaikwad : 599 runs in 2021
Michael Hussey-Suresh Raina : 587 runs in 2013
Michael Hussey-Murali Vijay : 540 runs in 2013
100 – MS Dhoni became first player in IPL to take 100 catches as wicket-keeper for one franchise (CSK) alone.
11 – CSK now have qualified for the IPL playoffs 11 out of 12 times.
2015 – Last time SRH didn’t qualify for playoffs before this season was in 2015. SRH have qualified for the playoffs in 5 consecutive seasons from 2016 to 2020.
2013 – CSK have won 9 out of their first 11 matches in this IPL season. Last time CSK won first 9 of their 11 IPL matches was in the 2013 IPL season.
7 – CSK became the 1st team to win 7 consecutive IPL matches in UAE.