In the 12th match of the 11th season of Indian Premier League (IPL), Ravichandran Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings by 4 runs in Mohali, on Sunday.
Here is the stats review of the Sunday’s match:
1- Suresh Raina missed an IPL match for Chennai Super Kings on Sunday and this is the first time ever in the cash-rich league when Raina was not included in the CSK squad.
2- Raina had played 134 consecutive matches for CSK and this is the highest by any player for any IPL team.
3- On Sunday, Chris Gayle scored his second fastest fifty off 22 balls. Gayle’s first fastest fifty came off in 17 deliveries while playing for RCB against Pune Warriors in 2013.
4- Aaron Finch once again departed without scoring a run for KXIP in IPL 2018. This is also the second time when he was sent back to pavilion for duck in the 11th season of IPL.
5- During KXIP vs CSK, Chennai spinner Imran Tahir took his 50th wicket in the IPL. Tahir had achieved this feat in 35 games.
6- Tahir is also the third quickest bowler to achieve this feat — First and second being, Sunil Narine (32) Lasith Malinga (33) respectively.
7- On Sunday, CSK skipper MS Dhoni (79) scored his personal best score in IPL. Dhoni’s previous highest was 70* against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Bengaluru in 2011.
8- On Sunday, Dhoni hit his 8th six off the last delivery of the last over and by doing so become first ever player in IPL to achieve this feat.
9- Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, and JP Duminy are at the second spot with seven sixes under their name on the last ball of last over.
10- Sunday’s game saw for the third time MS Dhoni ramaining unbeaten (79*) in an unsuccessful chase in the cash-rich league. First being vs Mumbai Indians in 2013 (63*), second against Kings XI Punjab in 2014 (42*).