IPL 2019: Match 12, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Lesser Known Stats

IPL 2019: Match 12, Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during CSK’s third straight win of the new season.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo. (Photo: IANS)

The Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals got off to contrary starts with one of them winning all the three while the other losing three. Once again, the Chepauk track raised questions as the home team batsmen crumbled this time around. However, their captain MS Dhoni saw through the difficult times and finished off with an unbeaten 46-ball 75.

His knock helped CSK to finish on 175/5 as they scored 120 runs during the last ten overs. The Rajasthan’s chase hung around the balance as both the teams had their moments but none capitalized. The equation came down to 12 needed from the last over and Dwayne Bravo, with perfect execution, handed the hosts an 8-run win.

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during CSK’s third straight win of the new season:

Yet another milestone for Raina:

Suresh Raina has been amongst milestones over the last 5-6 weeks in the shortest format. He became the first Indian to amass 8000 runs in the Twenty20 format and went on to become the first player to aggregate 5000 runs in the IPL. Against the Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, Raina scored a 32-ball 36 after adding a 61-run stand with MS Dhoni. When he was on six, Raina completed 6000 runs in the Twenty20s he played in India. Thus, the left-hander became the first player in Twenty20 history to score 6000 runs in a country.

Samson breaks Kohli’s record:

Sanju Samson completed 2000 runs in the IPL when he scored his first run of the game. He thus became the youngest player to achieve this milestone at the age of 24 years and 140 days. The previous youngest to this milestone was Virat Kohli during the 2013 edition when he was 24 years and 175 days old. Samson (21y 183d) was the youngest player to complete 1000 runs in the IPL but Rishabh Pant (20y 218d) surpassed him during the previous edition.

The 20th over legend:

By smashing three consecutive sixes off Jaydev Unadkat to finish CSK’s innings on high, MS Dhoni went past 500 runs while batting in the 20th overs of the IPL. Dhoni has scored 503 runs in those overs from only 210 deliveries. He struck 36 fours and 41 maximums in this period but also got out on 17 instances including once via run out. The speciality of Dhoni’s record during the 20th overs of IPL is that no other player has even scored half of the runs he scored in that phase. Those 503 runs are equivalent to 12.2% of Dhoni’s IPL career runs.

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