Match Day

1616dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Abu Dhabi

Super Kings hit on pitch-perfect strategy

Resisting the popular idea of bringing in Samuel Badree, Chennai Super Kings opted for Ben Hilfenhaus and Ishwar Pandey and the move paid rich dividends on a responsive pitch

1617dAbhishek Purohit

The rebuffed reprieve

Plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils

Big win


This is Chennai's biggest margin of victory in terms of runs

Karthik v Jadeja


Dinesh Karthik’s strike rate against Ravindra Jadeja in all T20 cricket before this match (60 runs of 30 balls)

Dot dot dot


Ben Hilfenhaus’ dot-ball percentage in the IPL. This is better than that of Dale Steyn (51%) as well as Lasith Malinga (45%)



Number of times that JP Duminy has remained unbeaten in his last 10 IPL innings

Not the best start


Number of times that Delhi have scored fewer runs in the Powerplay while chasing a total in the IPL

Starting stat


Delhi’s average Powerplay score – the best for any team playing this IPL. They only managed 24 today though

Delhi's chases


Delhi's win-loss record when they are asked to chase 175+ scores in the IPL

The CSK way


No of times that Chennai have scored more than 65 runs in the last 5 overs of the first innings in the IPL - they scored 66 today

Jadeja stat


Number of times that Jadeja has been dismissed in the last 5 overs of an innings in T20 cricket (out of 55 times)

The finisher


Dhoni’s SR in the last 5 overs of an innings in the IPL. Also happens to be his highest score in ODIs

Most 50+ IPL scores


Number of 50+ scores that Raina has in the IPL. This is the joint highest – Gayle and Gambhir also have as many

Power starts


The total number of Powerplay runs scored by Chennai in the IPL – the most for any team

Power outside the Powerplay


Raina’s SR inside the Powerplay. He strikes it at 145 outside the Powerplay.

A bat first team


Delhi’s win% when they bat first in the IPL. Their win% drops to 36 when they field first.