SRH posted a decent total of 171/3, despite very slow batting from David Warner in the 1st innings, thanks to late cameo from Kane Williamson who played a brilliant knock of 26 runs from 10 balls. CSK’s solid opening partnership from Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis ensured that they won the match very convincingly in the end. David Warner achieved many milestones in this game despite his not so great innings and CSK went back to top of the table with a majestic 7 wicket win.
Let us have look at some of the numbers from this game:
1 – For the first time in IPL, CSK have recorded three consecutive fifty-plus opening partnerships.
2 – Ruturaj Gaikwad & Faf du Plessis recorded the 2nd highest opening partnership vs SRH in IPL overall.
Highest opening partnership against SRH in IPL
A.Rayudu & S.Watson – 134 in Pune, 2018
R.Gaikwad & Faf du Plessis – 129 in Delhi, 2021*
C.Gayle & V.Kohli – 114 in Bangalore, 2016
3 – Faf du Plessis has recorded three consecutive fifty-plus scores for CSK this season and he is only the 2nd player to do this for CSK after Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Most 50+ scores for CSK since IPL 2020
Faf du Plessis – 7*
Ruturaj Gaikwad – 5*
Ravindra Jadeja – 2
Shane Watson – 2
4 – David Warner became the 4th overseas player to smash 200 sixes in IPL and he also became only the 4th player to score 10,000 runs in T20s.
4 – Suresh Raina became 4th player in IPL to smash 500 boundaries after Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner & Virat Kohli.
6 – David Warner became 6th player to smash 4000 runs for 1 franchise alone in IPL after Virat Kohli(RCB), AB de Villiers(RCB), Rohit Sharma(MI), MS Dhoni(CSK) & Suresh Raina(CSK).
73.33 – CSK has a win percentage of 73.33 against SRH in IPL, which is 2nd highest against an opponent in IPL.
Highest win percentage against an opponent in IPL [Minimum 10 matches]
MI – 78.57 vs KKR
CSK – 73.33 vs SRH*
SRH – 70.59 vs PBKS