IPL 2019: Qualifier 2, Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals – Lesser Known Stats

Here are all the lesser known stats created during the qualifier game between CSK and DC.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

While the Chennai Super Kings cruised through to the final by defeating the Delhi Capitals for the 3rd time this season, the most interesting part was recorded in the final over of the DC innings. After Rishabh Pant’s dismissal in the penultimate over, Amit Mishra nearly sent one over the ropes if it was not for Faf du Plessis’ stunning effort. Mishra followed it with a scoop at the end of the over that fetched him a boundary.

Ravindra Jadeja was handed the duties of bowling the last over where he conceded a maximum to Trent Boult before cleaning up the Kiwi pacer. Ishant Sharma walked out to bat at No.11 and defended the 4th ball of the last over. He charged down on the next delivery to get a boundary and followed it with a maximum down the ground to finish off in style.


Here are all the lesser known stats created during the qualifier game between CSK and DC:

Ishant’s 10-year challenge:

Ishant Sharma finished off Delhi Capitals’ innings with a maximum off Ravindra Jadeja. It was only the 2nd time Ishant has hit a six in the Twenty20 format; both in the IPL. His first and only other six came while playing for Kolkata Knight Riders back in 2009 against the Deccan Chargers. Earlier in the same over, Trent Boult struck his maiden boundary in Twenty20 cricket by smashing Jadeja for a six. Boult faced as many as 60 balls in this format before this match without hitting a six or four.

Chahar and Mishra get their bunnies:

Deepak Chahar and Prithvi Shaw faced off four times in the IPL thus far with Deepak ended up getting Shaw on all four instances. Prithvi scored 27 runs in the 29 balls he faced from Chahar hitting four fours and a six.

On the other hand, Amit Mishra dismissed Shane Watson for the 6th time in the IPL. In fact, since the start of 2018, Watson played five matches against Delhi Capitals and was dismissed by Mishra on four instances. Watson getting caught in the deep off Jagadeesha Suchith at Chepauk is the other such instance.

Dhoni rewrites own record:

As a captain, MS Dhoni now has won as many as 16 IPL matches against the Delhi Capitals/Daredevils. Dhoni led CSK and RPS across 22 matches and ended up as the losing captain only on six occasions.

16 matches are the most any captain has won against an opponent in the IPL. In this process, Dhoni went past the 15 victories over RCB. As captain of two franchises, Dhoni captained them in 25 IPL games against RCB losing nine matches while another game ending without a result.

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