IPL 2021, Match 35: RCB vs CSK, Stats Review: New record for Dwayne Bravo, Virat Kohli’s milestone and other stats
RCB suffered their seventh consecutive defeat in UAE.
Updated - Sep 24, 2021 11:49 pm
Another day and another comprehensive win for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021! Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are the latest to go down against the three-time IPL champions. The game witnessed several momentum shifts as RCB started off well. However, they choked as the game progressed and consequently, the MS Dhoni-led side walked away with a comfortable six-wicket triumph.
Coming to the proceedings of the game, CSK won the toss and elected to bowl at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The decision didn’t seem brilliant at first as openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal gave RCB a flying start. Although the duo played safe shots, they scored runs at a rapid pace. After scoring half-centuries and adding 111 runs for the first wicket, the openers passed on the baton the middle order.
While the likes of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers were expected to tonk the ball in the death overs, RCB suffered a tragic collapse. Dwayne Bravo was CSK’s wrecker-in-chief with the ball as the Bangalore-based out was restricted for 156/6. Chasing the tricky total, CSK got a good start with openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis adding 71 runs for the first wicket.
Unlike RCB, CSK’s middle order came to the party as the likes of Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu and Suresh Raina chipped in with handy contributions. Riding on their brilliance, the MS Dhoni-led crossed the line in 18.1 overs, winning the game by six wickets. While CKS propelled to the top of the team standings with this win, RCB remained at the third place.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the RCB vs CSK clash in IPL 2021:
4 – Dwayne Bravo became the fourth player to represent CSK in 100 matches. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja are the other three holding the milestone.
59 – Chennai Super Kings registered their highest powerplay score this season. Without losing any wicket, the three-time champions amassed 59 in the first six overs.
350 – Faf du Plessis became the third batter to complete 350 runs this season. Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are the other two.
41 – Virat Kohli advanced to his 41st half-century in IPL and second this season.
46 –Kohli now has 46 scores of 50 or plus in IPL, joint-most for any Indian alongside Shikhar Dhawan.
6 – Devdutt Padikkal recorded his sixth half-century in IPL. He also has a hundred to his name.
4 – Suresh Raina became the fourth player to complete 5,500 runs in IPL history. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan are the other three with the milestone.
111– The 111-run stand between Kohli and Padikkal is now the highest partnership for RCB against CSK for any wicket in IPL. Previous highest – 109 by Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle for the second wicket in 2012.
7 – RCB have now suffered seven consecutive defeats in UAE, the longest losing streak by any IPL team in the Arab nation. Mumbai Indians had suffered six successive defeats in UAE.
23 – This was the 23rd instance of MS Dhoni finishing not out in successful run chases in IPL. Only Ravindra Jadeha (24) is ahead of him on this list.