Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by six wickets to ensure they stay alive in the playoff s race. CSK batting first posted 144/6 in 20 overs with the help of Shivam Dube's unbeaten 48 runs. Chennai batters completely collapsed to Kolkata's spin web as Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine picked two wickets each to their name.
Initially, KKR was struggling in the run-chase as they got reduced to 33/3 in 4.3 overs, but a 99-run partnership between Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh ensured they chased down 145 runs comfortably against CSK. Deepak Chahar picked three wickets for Chennai in the powerplay, but the rest of the bowlers went wicketless.
Numbers and stats from CSK vs KKR game:
3 - CSK lost three matches at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai in IPL 2023.
Most matches lost by CSK in an IPL season in Chennai in the group stage:
4 in 2008
3 in 2010
3 in 2012
3 in 2023
Matches lost by CSK in Chennai in IPL 2023:
by 3 runs against RR
by 4 wickets against PBKS
by 6 wickets against KKR
KKR defeated CSK in Chennai for the first time after IPL 2012 finals.
3 - Rinku Singh recorded his 3rd fifty in IPL.
Rinku Singh's highest score in IPL:
58* vs SRH in Kolkata, 2023
54 vs CSK in Chennai, 2023
53* vs CSK in Kolkata, 2023
Rinku Singh won the Player of the Match award for scoring 54 runs.
5 - Deepak Chahar became the fifth bowler to pick 50 wickets in powerplay overs of an IPL match.
Most wickets for a bowler in IPL powerplay overs:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 59
Sandeep Sharma - 55
Umesh Yadav - 53
Zaheer Khan - 52
Deepak Chahar - 50
19 - Varun Chakravarthy has taken 19 wickets in IPL 2023.
Most wickets by a KKR bowler in an IPL season:
Sunil Narine - 24 in 2012
Sunil Narine - 22 in 2013
Sunil Narine - 21 in 2014
Varun Chakravarthy - 19 in 2023
Varun Chakravarthy - 18 in 2021
22 - Sunil Narine has taken 22 wickets against CSK in IPL.
Most wickets against CSK in IPL:
Lasith Malinga - 31
Harbhajan Singh - 24
Piyush Chawla/ Sunil Narine - 22
Most wickets against CSK in T20 cricket:
Lasith Malinga - 37
Sunil Narine - 26
Harbhajan Singh/ Piyush Chawla - 24
30 - Shivam Dube has smashed 30 sixes in IPL 2023.
Most sixes in IPL 2023:
Faf du Plessis - 34
Glenn Maxwell/ Shivam Dube - 30
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 26
99 - Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh stitched a 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Highest fourth or lower wicket partnership for KKR vs CSK in IPL:
Robin Uthappa-Andre Russell: 112* in Kolkata, 2015
Nitish Rana-Rinku Singh: 99 in Chennai, 2023
Shubman Gill-Dinesh Karthik: 83* in Kolkata, 2018