Match Notes

Spin unfriendly

1

Number of maiden overs bowled by a spinner this IPL season – by Pragyan Ojha in this match

Dhoni v Malinga

50

Dhoni’s average against Malinga in nine previous IPL innings – he has a strike rate of 131 and has been dismissed once

Zaheer v Dhoni

6

Number of times Zaheer has dismissed Dhoni in 9 IPL innings. Dhoni’s strike rate against him is 197

Hot form

2

Number of 50+ scores for Brendon McCullum in his last 4 IPL games – he only has 6 more such scores in his other 48 games

McCullum v Pollard

217

McCullum’s strike against Pollard before this match (26 runs of 12 balls) - has got better after that six

Good bowling team

9

Number of 4 wicket hauls that players from CSK have now taken in the IPL – this is the most for any team.

Chasing stats

5

Number of times Chennai have failed to chase down a total of 150 or less in the IPL (in 20 previous attempts)

Raina v Ojha

150

Raina’s strike rate against Ojha in the IPL before this match. He has 54 runs off 36 balls, but has been dismissed twice

Powerplay stats

13

Number of times, out of 40, Chennai have scored more than 50 in the first six overs while batting second in IPL

Malinga v McCullum

2

Number of times Lasith Malinga has dismissed Brendon McCullum in 3 previous IPL innings

More chasing trivia

79

The score for which CSK were bowled out the only time they had to chase a sub-145 score (139) against Mumbai in the IPL

Chasing stats

2

Number of times Mumbai have successfully defended a target of 145 or less in the IPL (in 11 previous attempts)

50+ scores

4

Number of batsmen who hold the record for the most 50+ scores in the IPL – 20. Rohit Sharma just became the fourth