After a long time we witnessed a high scoring game in IPL 2021 in match number 47 between RR vs CSK. RR invited CSK to bat first and CSK posted a very competitive total of 189 runs in first innings with the help of Ruturaj Gaikwad’s classy century. Ravindra Jadeja’s crucial cameo also ensured that CSK put a good total of 190 runs on board. However, among RR bowlers only Tewatia managed to pick 3 wickets for his side.
RR in the second innings were cruising towards the target easily as they scored 81/1 inside powerplay itself. Yashasvi Jaiswal smacked a fifty in no time as he reached that feat in just 19 balls while other batters like Evin Lewis and Shivam Dube also ensured that RR had no difficulty in chasing a big total of 190. Among CSK bowlers, only Shardul Thakur looked impressive as rest of them like Sam Curran and Josh Hazlewood conceded too many runs.
Numbers and Stats from RR vs CSK game:
1 – Ruturaj Gaikwad became first CSK player to smash a century in losing cause. Overall, he became 7th CSK batter to smash a century in IPL after Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson & Ambati Rayudu.
2 – Yashasvi Jaiswal recorded second joint-fastest fifty for RR in IPL history from just 19 balls. Jos Buttler holds the record for smashing fastest fifty for RR which came in just 18 balls while Owais Shah and Sanju Samson have also recorded fifty for RR in 19 balls.
4 – Ruturaj Gaikwad became fourth batter to record a century in IPL 2021 after Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal and Jos Buttler.
81/1 – RR recorded their highest powerplay score of 81/1 in IPL history on Saturday.
Highest powerplay score for RR in IPL:
81/1 vs CSK in Abu Dhabi, 2021
73/1 vs Deccan in Hyderabad, 2008
70/0 vs PBKS in Jaipur, 2o10
108 – Ruturaj Gaikwad has smashed the longest six of IPL 2021 (108 meters).
3 – RR has defeated CSK in all their last 3 meetings on UAE soil.
20 – Ruturaj Gaikwad has joint-most sixes (20) in IPL 2021 with KL Rahul.