PBKS hammered down CSK in the intent of chasing down the target quickly as they finished of the chase against Chennai with 42 balls to be spared with 6 wickets. KL Rahul's sensational knock of 98*(42) has blown away CSK in the contest as he single handedly lifted his side's morale during the chase. Despite KL Rahul's one man show they have been eliminated from IPL 2021 playoffs since KKR defeated RR very convincingly in the second of the double-header Thursday.
Initially, CSK were invited to bat first by Punjab side but they struggled batting on a relatively tough surface and at the end, they managed to post a total of 134/6 on board with the help of Faf du Plessis' fluent 76-run knock. Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan picked 2 wickets each with the ball, while Bishnoi and Shami took 1 wicket each.
Numbers and stats from CSK vs PBKS game:
98* - KL Rahul's 98* is the 3rd highest score as captain in IPL 2021.
Highest score as captain in IPL 2021:
Sanju Samson - 119 vs PBKS in Mumbai
Mayank Agarwal - 99* vs DC in Ahmedabad
KL Rahul - 98* vs CSK in Dubai
42 - PBKS chased down this game against CSK with 42 balls remaining.
Largest margin of win (by balls left) for PBKS in IPL:
73 balls vs DC, 2017
46 balls vs PWI, 2013
42 balls vs CSK, 2021
6 - KL Rahul has recorded six fifty-plus scores in IPL 2021. Currently, he is the leading run-scorer of IPL 2021.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL 2021:
KL Rahul - 6
Faf du Plessis - 5
Glenn Maxwell - 5
Ruturaj Gaikwad - 4
Mayank Agarwal - 4
3 - KL Rahul has smashed 600+ runs in an IPL season for the 3rd time.
Smashing 600+ runs most number of times in an IPL season:
Chris Gayle - 3 times (2011-2013)
David Warner - 3 times (2016, 2017 & 2019)
KL Rahul - 3 times (2018, 2020 & 2021)
30 - KL Rahul has smashed 30 sixes in IPL 2021 as captain.
Most sixes as captain in an IPL season:
Virat Kohli - 38 sixes in 2016
David Warner - 31 sixes in 2016
MS Dhoni - 30 sixes in 2018
KL Rahul - 30 sixes in 2021
Adam Gilchrist - 29 sixes in 2009
12 - KL Rahul as captain has 12 fifty-plus scores in IPL overall.
Most 50+ scores in IPL as captain:
Virat Kohli - 40 (138 matches)
Gautam Gambhir - 31 (129 matches)
David Warner - 27 (69 matches)
Rohit Sharma - 23 (128 matches)
MS Dhoni - 22 (202 matches)
KL Rahul - 12 (27 matches)
Virender Sehwag - 12 (53 matches)
Adam Gilchrist - 12 (74 matches)
73.13 - Excluding team extras, KL Rahul scored 73.13% runs (98/134) for his team, which is highest individual contribution for an Indian batter in IPL.
Highest % of team runs excluding extras in an IPL innings (D/L reduced match not taken):
KL Rahul - 73.13 vs Chennai Super Kings in Dubai, 2021
Virender Sehwag - 71.75 vs Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad, 2008
Virender Sehwag - 70.41 vs Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad, 2011