IPL 2021, PBKS vs CSK, Stats Review: PBKS has displayed an all-around performance to keep their Playoffs hopes alive by defeating the ‘Yellove Army’ by huge six wickets at the Dubai International Stadium. CSK has now lost three matches in a row thereby failing to qualify in the top two teams. CSK’s successive defeats are a concern for them ahead of the playoffs.
PBKS was dominating CSK right from the beginning of the match, courtesy of outstanding performance by both PBKS batters & bowlers. The game unfolded with PBKS winning the toss & opting to bowl first. PBKS kept things tight by scalping wickets at regular intervals. For CSK, right from Ruturaj Gaikwad to Ambati Rayudu, many batters failed to get going. However, opener Faf du Plessis showcased a remarkable fight and scored a brilliant half-century. Overall, he scored 76 off 55 balls as CSK posted 134/6 in their allotted 20 overs
Then came PBKS in the chase who easily chased the target with six wickets in their hands. KL Rahul’s unbeaten 98 off 42 balls was the limelight of PBKS innings who crossed the line in just 13 overs.
Let’s Have a look at the Stats & Records achieved in CSK vs PBKS clash
- KL Rahul became the first batter to complete 1000 IPL runs in UAE. Overall, his tally reads 1083 runs in 25 games.
- Rahul is now the highest run-scorer of the Punjab Kings with 2548 runs. He overtook Shaun Marsh’s tally of 2477 runs.
- Rahul also became the first player to complete 600 runs in IPL 2021.
- Rahul became the third player after David Warner and Chris Gayle to complete 600 runs in an IPL season thrice.
- 98 runs by KL Rahul is the second-highest unbeaten score by a captain while chasing in IPL. In 2016, RCB skipper Virat Kohli remained unbeaten at 106 against the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant.
- Rahul has now smashed 30 sixes in IPL 2021, third joint-most by a captain in a season. While Rahul shares the record with MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli (38) and David Warner (31) who are ahead of him.
- Rahul also became the first batter to have six scores in excess of 50 this season.
- PBKS recorded their third biggest win in terms of balls remaining i.e. 42.
- Mayank Agarwal completed 100 matches in the Indian Premier League.
- Deepak Chahar bowled the most expensive spell of his IPL career, conceding 48 runs. In 2020, the pacer conceded 47 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders.
- Shardul Thakur became the seventh bowler to complete 50 IPL wickets while playing for CSK.
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