Punjab Kings posted a huge total of 187/4 on board with the help of opener Shikhar Dhawan's stunning knock off 88 from 59 balls in their contest against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday. Initially, in the powerplay, Chennai's Maheesh Theekshana got the wicket of skipper Mayank Agarwal but post that the pair of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dhawan played sensibly and Liam Livingstone's 19 off 7 balls, in the end, pushed the side to what eventually turned out to be a match-winning total.
CSK in the run chase had a terrible start as they were 3 down for 40 runs at end of 7 overs but Rayudu's 78 from 39 balls provided hope for millions of Chennai fans to seal a win in this game. For Punjab, both Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh were brilliant with the ball as they ended up conceding only 46 runs in the space of 8 overs.
Numbers and Stats from PBKS vs CSK game:
1 - Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for smashing most runs (1029) against a team in IPL.
Most runs against a team in IPL:
Shikhar Dhawan - 1029 vs CSK
Rohit Sharma - 1018 vs KKR
David Warner - 1005 vs PBKS
2 - Shikhar Dhawan became 2nd Player after Virat Kohli to smash more than 6000 runs in IPL
3 - Shikhar Dhawan won MoM award for 3rd time against CSK in IPL. He won MoM award against CSK in 2020 & 2021 also.
Most MoM award against CSK in IPL:
Kieron Pollard - 4
David Warner - 3
Rohit Sharma - 3
Shikhar Dhawan - 3
3 - Shikhar Dhawan became 3rd Indian Player after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to smash more than 9000 runs in T20 Cricket
3 - PBKS became 2nd team after MI to defeat CSK twice in the league stage of an IPL during 3 different seasons.
Teams to defeat CSK in both league matches most times:
MI - 3 times (2012, 2013 & 2019)
PBKS - 3 times (2012, 2014 & 2022)
8 - Shikhar Dhawan became the 8th Player to play 200 matches in IPL
48 - Shikhar Dhawan recorded his 48th fifty-plus score in IPL and surpassed Virat Kohli who had 47 fifty-plus scores.
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL by an Indian Player:
Shikhar Dhawan - 48
Virat Kohli - 47
Rohit Sharma - 41
Suresh Raina - 40
Gautam Gambhir - 36
2000 - Bhanuka Rajapaksa completed 2000 runs in T20s
2016 - Rishi Dhawan played an IPL match after 2016. Before this match last time he played was on 21st May, 2016 for PBKS against RPS.
Longest gap between two IPL games:
Matthew Wade - 10 years and 311 days
Colin Ingram - 7 years and 307 days
Jimmy Neesham - 6 years and 122 days
Shreevats Goswami - 5 years and 357 days
Rishi Dhawan - 5 years and 339 days