DC after winning the toss invited CSK to bat first. MS Dhoni’s CSK with the help of Suresh Raina’s fifty and a blistering cameo from Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja in the end posted a competitive total off 188. The main man Ravichandran Ashwin looked off the color in Saturday’s game while Avesh Khan was impressive with the ball as he picked two key wickets of Faf du Plessis & MS Dhoni.
Meanwhile, during the 2nd innings both Shikhar Dhawan and Prithivi Shaw were toying with the CSK bowlers and their opening partnership helped DC register a convincing win. In this process, Dhawan created many records. Let us have a look at some of them now.
Important stats and numbers:
3: Rishabh Pant became only the 3rd DC captain to win first match as captain in IPL
Winning 1st match as captain for DC
Virender Sehwag vs RR in 2008
Shreyas Iyer vs KKR in 2018
Rishabh Pant vs CSK in 2021*
600: Shikhar Dhawan became the 1st player in IPL to register 600 boundaries.
108: MS Dhoni before this match has recorded 108 consecutive scores in T20 cricket without a duck. His streak of not getting out for a duck came to an end. Last time before this match he got out for a duck was in 2015 against MI.
910: Shikhar Dhawan has smashed 910 runs vs CSK alone in T20 cricket [IPL + CLT20]
Most runs vs CSK in T20 cricket
Shikhar Dhawan – 910*
Virat Kohli – 901
Rohit Sharma – 749
David Warner – 617
AB de Villiers – 593
189: DC chased down 189 runs vs CSK in IPL, 3rd joint-highest against CSK.
Highest totals chased vs CSK
PBKS (earlier KXIP) – 206 in 2014
KKR – 191 in 2012
DC – 189 in 2021*
KKR – 189 in 2009
PBKS – 189 in 2011
138: Shikhar Dhawan and Prithivi Shaw recorded a 138-run opening partnership vs CSK and that is 2nd highest overall against them for any wicket.
Highest partnership vs CSK in IPL
Ajinkya Rahane & Shane Watson – 144 in 2015
Shikhar Dhawan & Prithivi Shaw – 138 in 2021*
Manvinder Bisla & Jacques Kallis – 136 in 2012
44: Shikhar Dhawan has recorded his 44th fifty-plus score in IPL. Most for any Indian player joint with Virat Kohli.