Chennai Super Kings versus Punjab Kings :
Ms Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings beat KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in eighth match of IPL played on April 16, Friday at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Chennai Super kings won the toss and decide to field first. In first innings, Punjab Kings could set a target of 106/8 in 20 overs. Deepak Chahar has shown his energetic performance and picked up 4 wickets for 13 runs in his 4 overs.
Shahrukh Khan was near his fifty as he made a fine knock of 47 runs off 36 balls and brilliantly hit 4 fours and 2 sixes innings. Chasing the target set by Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings lost Ruturaj Gaikwad as first wicket. He was also failing to middle the ball and managed to make only single-digit score in the second consecutive innings.
Chennai Super Kings achieved the victory in this match by 6 wickets and 26 balls to spare in the end. Moeen Ali scored 46 runs coming in 31 balls. Mohammed Shami was proved the most successful bowler for Punjab Kings and took 2 wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs.
Important stats and numbers related to eighth match of IPL are:
Score made by Punjab Kings was their lowest ever first innings score made while batting in 20 overs in IPL. Moreover score was their third-lowest total when batting 20 overs.
Chris Gayle played his 418th T20 match surpassing Shoaib Malik who has registered the record of playing 417 matches.
Ravindra Jadeja ran out KL Rahul with an excellent throw and achieved the record of 22nd run-out in IPL. He surpassed Virat Kohli who has achieved the record of 21 run-outs.
MS Dhoni played his 200th T20 match for Chennai Super Kings and became the second player to play 200 T20 matches for the same team. First player is Virat Kohli who has played 209 matches for the same team in IPL.
Nicholas Pooran was not able to score even a single run in the second consecutive match in IPL 2021. He is the third player after Gautam Gambhir and Marco Jansen who dismissal with a score of zero in the first two matches of the team in an IPL season.
Chennai Super Kings were able to achieve the target and 26 balls were left to be spared in the second innings and thus registered fourth-largest IPL win in terms of balls remaining.
Deepak Chahar picked up 3 wickets for first 6 overs of the innings. Since 2018, no bowler is able to take more wickets than Chahar. Chahar has taken 35 wickets. The second player after Chahar is Trent Boult , who has taken 23 wickets in the same phase.
Deepak Chahar played his 50th match in IPL. He became the second bowler to make a 4-wicket haul in his 50th IPL match, first such bowler is Siddharth Trivedi.