IPL 2021, Match 15: KKR vs CSK, Stats Review: Pat Cummins creates new records, MS Dhoni’s landmark and more stats
Pat Cummins registered the highest individual score by a number 8 batsman in IPL.
Updated - Apr 22, 2021 12:02 am
Chennai Super Kings have won a thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2021 clash played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. They posted a mammoth total of 220/3 after they were asked to bat first. Opener Faf du Plessis played a brilliant knock of 95 runs off 60 balls for them which included 9 fours and 4 sixes. He added 115 runs for the opening wicket with Ruturaj Gaikwad who also smashed a fifty.
Chasing this total, KKR had lost 5 wickets for only 31 runs which diminished their hopes of a win. However, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins and Dinesh Karthik played explosive knocks to keep the match alive till the end. KKR were all out for 202 runs in 19.1 overs losing the game by 18 runs. Deepak Chahar picked up 4 wickets for 29 runs in his 4 overs.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the IPL clash between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders:
200 – This was the 200th game for Dinesh Karthik in IPL. He became only the third player after MS Dhoni (208) and Rohit Sharma (204) to reach the landmark.
115 – The 115-run partnership between Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad was the highest opening partnership for CSK against KKR in IPL.
220 – Today’s score of 220/3 by CSK was their highest ever innings total against KKR, and fifth-highest in the overall tally considering all teams.
30 – Pat Cummins smashed 30 runs in an over against Sam Curran which is the joint third-most runs in an IPL over by a player.
66 – Pat Cummins’ score in today’s innings was the highest individual score by a number 8 batsman in an IPL inning. Before him, Harbhajan Singh had scored 64 runs against PBKS in 2015.
58 – Sam Curran conceded 58 runs in his 4 overs, which is joint-most for any CSK bowler in IPL history. Mohit Sharma also conceded 58 runs against SRH in IPL 2015.
150 – MS Dhoni completed 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL, and became the first player to do so.
6000 – Faf du Plessis completed 6000 T20 runs during his wonderful knock against KKR. He became the sixth player from South Africa to achieve the milestone.
81 – The 81-run partnership between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik was the fifth-highest partnership for the sixth wicket by KKR players in IPL.