IPL 2021, Match 8: PBKS vs CSK, Stats Review: Deepak Chahar creates new milestones, MS Dhoni's landmark and more stats

IPL 2021, Match 8: PBKS vs CSK, Stats Review: Deepak Chahar creates new milestones, MS Dhoni’s landmark and more stats

This was CSK's fourth largest IPL victory in terms of balls remaining. 

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings have registered a commanding win in their clash against Punjab Kings played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This was their first victory of the season after losing the first game against Delhi Capitals. Earlier in the first innings, Punjab Kings could manage only a score of 106/8 in 20 overs. The Punjab team could not survive the havoc created by Deepak Chahar, who picked up 4 wickets for 13 runs in his 4 overs.

Shahrukh Khan played a fine knock of 47 runs off 36 balls in only his second IPL game. The youngster smashed 4 fours and 2 sixes in his impressive innings. Chasing this total, CSK lost the first wicket in form of Ruturaj Gaikwad who bagged a single-digit score in the second consecutive innings this season.

Chennai Super Kings won this game by 6 wickets with 26 balls to spare in the end. Moeen Ali top-scored for them with 46 runs coming off his bat in 31 balls. For Punjab, Mohammed Shami was the most successful bowler who took 2 wickets for 21 runs in his 4 overs.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the IPL clash between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings:

106 – Today’s score of PBKS was their lowest ever first innings total while batting complete 20 overs in IPL. Overall this was their third-lowest total when batting 20 overs.

22 – Ravindra Jadeja ran out KL Rahul in this match with a brilliant throw. This was his 22nd run-out in IPL which is the most by any fielder in the league.

200 – This was MS Dhoni’s 200th T20 match for CSK. He became the second player after Virat Kohli (209) to play 200 T20 matches for the same team.

50 – This was the 50th match for Deepak Chahar in IPL. He became the second bowler after Siddharth Trivedi to pick a 4-wicket haul in his 50th IPL game. Chahar registered the best bowling figures in this milestone game.

35 – Deepak Chahar has been phenomenal in the powerplay overs, and he proved his mettle in this game as well picking up 3 wickets first 6 overs of the innings. Since 2018, no bowler has taken more wickets (35) than Chahar in the powerplay. The second on the list is Trent Boult with 23 wickets in the same phase.

26 –  CSK achieved the target with 26 balls remaining in the second innings. This is their fourth-largest IPL victory in terms of balls remaining.

2 –  Nicholas Pooran could not open his account in the second consecutive match this season. He is the third player after Gautam Gambhir and Marco Jansen to bag a duck in the first 2 games of the team in an IPL season.

418 – This was the 418th T20 match for Chris Gayle, and he surpassed Shoaib Malik (417) in this regard to attain the third spot in the tally.

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