IPL 2021, Match 12: CSK vs RR, Stats Review: Moeen Ali creates new milestones, MS Dhoni’s landmark and more stats
MS Dhoni became the first player to lead one team in 200 T20 matches.
Updated - Apr 20, 2021 12:17 am
Chennai Super Kings registered their second consecutive victory in IPL 2021 defeating Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs. Rajasthan on the other hand faced their second loss in total three games played till now. RR captain Sanju Samson won the toss and invited CSK to bat first. The Chennai team did not have a good start as young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad failed with the bat once again.
Most of the CSK batsmen got a good start but they could not convert it into a big score. Chennai posted a total of 188/9 in 20 overs with Faf du Plessis top-scoring for them. Chetan Sakariya picked up 3 wickets in his 4 overs for 36 runs. Chris Morris also performed well with the ball taking 2 wickets for 33 runs.
Chasing this total, Jos Buttler gave a flying start to RR scoring 49 runs off 35 balls. However, the RR batting line-up collapsed after the opener’s wicket. Rajasthan could manage only 143/9 losing the game by 45 runs. Moeen Ali took 3 wickets for only 7 runs in his 3 overs.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals:
15 – This was the 15th win for Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in IPL. This is now equal to their most wins against a particular team with 15 wins coming against Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings as well.
3- Moeen Ali’s figures were also joint fifth-most economical in terms of three-wicket hauls taken.
200 – This was the 200th game as CSK captain for MS Dhoni. He became the first player to lead one team in 200 T20 matches. Dhoni has led CSK in 200 of the 201 games he has played, while in 1 game, he played as a batsman under Suresh Raina’s captaincy.
15 – Rajasthan Royals have faced 15 losses against CSK in IPL, the most against any team in the league.
3 – Moeen Ali became the third CSK bowler to take three or more wickets and score 25+ runs in an IPL match.
45 – Today’s victory of CSK is the biggest victory in terms of margin of runs in this year’s IPL.