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IPL 2018: Qualifier 1, Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the stats and numbers that were recorded during the thrilling Qualifier game at the Wankhede.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis of Chennai Super Kings in action. (Photo by IANS)

Chennai Super Kings once again found out a way to rescue themselves out from a dire situation with Faf du Plessis being the hero this time in the first Qualifier. The Sunrisers were six down for 88 runs after 15 overs before Carlos Brathwaite’s knock pushed their total to 139/7. The table-toppers kept on taking the wickets at regular intervals to reduce CSK to 92/7 who found themselves 43 runs needing in the final three overs. However, Faf’s experience and Shardul Thakur’s blitz took the Super Kings into their 7th IPL final.

Here are all the stats and numbers that were recorded during the thrilling Qualifier game at the Wankhede:

1 – Shikhar Dhawan getting out on the first ball is the first instance of a wicket falling on the first ball of an IPL knockout/playoff match.

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2 – Only the 2nd time Harbhajan Singh didn’t bowl in a full 20-overs match in the IPL. Last time he didn’t roll his arm was in Mumbai Indians’ opening game of the 2010 season against RR after getting injured while batting.


2 – CSK’s two-wicket win in this game is the narrowest win by wickets for any side in an IPL knockout/playoff match. Three teams have won an IPL game in the knockouts/playoffs by three wickets on one occasion.


3MS Dhoni coming to bat after 3.3 overs is the 3rd earliest he batted in an IPL game. He came out to bat at No.3 after 1.3 overs for CSK against DD in 2010 and at No.5 for RPS against RCB in 2016 after 2.3 overs.


3 – Shikhar Dhawan and Ambati Rayudu now have three ducks in the IPL playoff/knockout matches which are the joint most for any player. This was the 9th innings in an IPL playoff/knockout for Dhawan while 15th for Rayudu. Suresh Raina also has three ducks in the 20 innings in the IPL playoff/knockouts.


4Sunrisers Hyderabad now have lost four consecutive matches in this season. This is their joint longest losing streak in the IPL leveling their previous records between 2015 and 2016 editions. SRH ended the 2015 season with two losses and started 2016 with two defeats.


11 – The 11 runs Rashid Khan conceded in his four overs are the joint most by any player in an IPL playoff/knockout match. Axar Patel also had figures of 2/11 in the 2014 IPL final against KKR while playing for the Kings XI Punjab. Unfortunately, both these bowling spells ended up on the losing side.

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