Stats made in match 44
MS Dhoni – led Chennai Super Kings once again proved themselves by achieving victory over Kane Williamson- led Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in 44th match of Indian Premier League 2021 held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Here is an article about some important stats made in match 44.
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and took decision of bowling first. Dhoni’s decision was proved fruitful for the team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings
The start of the inning was dismaying as opener Roy got dismissed after scoring only 2 runs. Another, opener Wriddhiman Saha put his efforts to make contribution of 44 runs in 46 deliveries with the help of 1 four and 2 six.
But no other player even managed to make score of 20 runs.
Even the performance of Williomson was disenchanting as only 11 runs came out of his bat.
Bowlers of Chennai Super Kings were seen in force and provided deterrence against the flow of runs. Hazlewood gave amazing deliveries and picked up 3 wickets by giving away 24 runs.
Few runs were coming out of bat of players of Sunrisers Hyderabad and that too at slow rate.
As a result Sunrisers Hyderabad got restricted to 134 runs for the fall of 7 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings Innings
The start for Chennai Super Kings was completely different from the opponent team. Openers Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have shown their talent . Their partnership contributed 75 runs for the first wicket.
Ruturaj Gaikwad contributed 45 runs in 38 deliveries with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Both the openers made big contribution to make team win.
Bowlers of Sunrisers Hyderabad were also not capable enough to halt the scoring performance of openers.
Jason Holder grabbed up 3 wickets and gave away 27 runs.
With the successful chase Chennai Super Kings made the score of 139 runs with the fall of 4 wickets in 19.4 overs.
Chennai Super Kings won the battle with 6 wickets.
CSK’s Stats made in match 44
After winning this match, CSK became the first team to qualify for playoffs of this season of IPL.
Up till now, CSK have reached the playoffs in 11 out of 12 seasons.
SRH’s Stats made in match 44
After suffering the defeat in this match, SRH became the first team to get eliminated for playoffs.
Since 2015 it happened for the first time that SRH will not be able to reach playoffs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad made the score of 34 runs in this match and this is their lowest IPL total against Chennai Super Kings. Previously their lowest total was of 139 runs for 7 wickets registered in the year 2018.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Stats made in match 44
Ruturaj Gaikwad now has completed his 611 runs in his first 17 IPL innings and it is highest for an Indian batsman and sixth highest among all the players.
MS Dhoni’s Stats made in match 44
MS Dhoni achieved the feat of becoming first wicket-keeper to complete 100 catches for a team.
It happened for 24th time that MS Dhoni remained on crease in successful IPL run chases and it is joint- highest for any player. Ravindra Jadeja is another player with such record.
Faf du Plessis’ Stats made in match 44
Faf du Plessis reached the milestone of becoming third player, who has smashed 2,500 IPL runs for CSK. MS Dhoni is the first one and Suresh Raina is the second one with 2,500 IPL runs.
It happened for the second time that Faf du Plessis scored 400 runs in an IPL season. In the 2020 edition, he scored 449 runs.
Up – till now, Du Plessis has hit 17 sixes in IPL 2021 and this number is joint- second highest for any player. Du Plessis shares this record with Sanju Samson. KL Rahul holds the record of hitting 18 sixes and it is highest number.
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad ‘s partnership Stats made in match 44
Partnership of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad has added 599 runs in IPL 2021 and it is highest number of runs by a pair.
Josh Hazlewood Stats made in match 44
Josh Hazlewood has achieved his best bowling figures in IPL. He grabbed 3 wickets and gave away 24 runs in this match.
The match was really an important one as the result of match led to qualifying of one team for playoff while knocking out of the other. Faf du Plessis played very well and registered many records under his name.