Match Day

692dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Watson, Rahane hand CSK a thrashing

Shane Watson and Ajinkya Rahane made light work of Chennai Super Kings' 156 for 4, each hitting sparkling seventies in a breezy 144-run stand to maintain Rajasthan Royals' winning streak

692dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Bravo and Watson's nutmeg

Plays of the day from Rajasthan Royals' home game against Chennai Super Kings in Ahmedabad

Firing together

1

Number of times both Royals openers have made 70+ scores. This has only happened twice previously in the IPL.

Thrifty in loss

1

Extras conceded by Super Kings in this match, the fewest for them in the IPL.

chart topper

231

Runs scored by Ajinkya Rahane this IPL, by far the most for any player.

Success up front

8

Number of century opening stands for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, more than any other team.

Royals chasing Kings

16

Number of times Royals have scored 150+ in a successful IPL chase. They could equal Super Kings today (17 times).

Sweet 15, Not

106

Runs scored by Super Kings' at the end of 15 overs, their lowest in 4 games this IPL.

Sweet and Sour

59

CSK's average Powerplay score this IPL, the highest for any team. However, they only scored 39 today.

Deceptive

119

Brendon McCullum's IPL strike rate excluding his 2 hundreds, similar to that of Pandey, Badrinath and Dravid.

Royal Snub for McCullum

9.12

Brendon McCullum's batting average in 8 innings against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Kings trump Royals

10-5

Super Kings' win-loss record against Royals in the Indian Premier League.