KKR batting first posted a big total off 187/6 at Chepauk Stadium with a blistering knock off Nitish Rana's 80 and Rahul Tripathi's 53. The duo stitched a 93-run stitched partnership to help KKR to post a thumping score along with Dinesh Karthik's cameo knock off 22 from 9 balls.
SRH in 2nd innings lost both the opening batsman Warner and Saha quickly, however Bairstow and Pandey in the middle played a crucial knock to bring back the match in favour of SRH. Despite the J. Bairstow-M. Pandey's 92 runs partnership for 3rd wicket and Abdul Samad's cameo in the end, they fell short of the total by 10 runs.
Let us look at some of the important numbers that mattered the most:
100: KKR have registered their 100th win in IPL overall while defeating SRH by a margin of 10 runs in the 3rd game of IPL 2021
Most wins in IPL overall
MI – 120 (204 matches)
CSK – 106 (179 matches)
KKR – 100 (193 matches)*
8: Nitish Rana has hit eight fifty-plus scores for KKR (Nitish Rana is playing for KKR since 2018).
Most 50+ scores for KKR since 2018
Nitish Rana - 8*
Chris Lynn / Shubman Gill - 7
Andre Russell / Dinesh Karthik - 5
9: After 9 years, KKR have recorded an IPL win in Chennai. [Last time KKR won in Chennai was in the 2012 IPL finals against CSK]
36: Varun Chakravarthy conceded most runs in his IPL bowling spell without picking a wicket(0/36). His previous worst was 1/35 (3) vs KKR in 2019.
6: Nitish Rana became only the 6th KKR player to smash 50 sixes for KKR alone in IPL.
50 (or) more sixes for KKR in IPL
1000: Rahul Tripathi achieved the milestone of reaching 1000 runs in IPL overall. Currently, he is only the 3rd uncapped player to have 1000+ runs in IPL after Manan Vohra and Nitish Rana.
20: Manish Pandey recorded his 20th fifty-plus score in IPL.
Most 50+ score in IPL for an Indian player
S.Dhawan / V.Kohli - 44
S.Raina / Rohit Sharma - 40
G.Gambhir - 36
A.Rahane - 30
R.Uthappa - 24
KL Rahul / MS Dhoni - 23
M.Pandey - 20*
A.Rayudu - 20
93: Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi's 93-run partnership is the highest for KKR vs SRH in IPL for any wicket.
Highest partnership for KKR against SRH in IPL
N.Rana & R.Tripathi - 93 in 2021*
S.Gill & E.Morgan - 92* in 2020
R.Uthappa & G.Gambhir - 92 in 2016
M.Pandey & Y.Pathan - 87 in 2016
N.Rana & R.Uthappa - 80 in 2019