Match Day

631dThe Report by George Binoy

McCullum, spinners take CSK to No. 1

Brendon McCullum was at the forefront of a cavalier batting approach as Chennai Super Kings posted a total substantial enough to take them to No. 1 in the league

631dGeorge Binoy

Johnson's butterfingers

Plays of the day from the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Chennai

631dArun Venugopal in Chennai

Rampant CSK spoil Vijay's homecoming

A heaving home crowd and suffocating pressure exerted through MS Dhoni's captaincy were an all too familiar sight for a hometown boy in visitor's clothing


A Record in the Vicinity


Chennai's margin of victory today, their biggest in an IPL game. This was also King's XI's biggest margin of loss.

History with Kings XI


Number of times Kings XI played CSK during the 2014 IPL. They won all 3 games and made a 200+ score each time.

An Odd Habit


Instances of CSK losing after batting first and posting a 180+ score, the most for any team in IPL history.

History to fall back on


Number of times Kings XI have scored 180+ in successful chases against Super Kings, more than against any other team.



No. of consecutive 2s runs by Dhoni in the 16th over. The 4 others to do this in IPL history are Watson, Morkel, Karthik and Harris.

Starting Trouble


MS Dhoni's strike rate this IPL, his lowest for any season. His previous lowest is 127 during the 2009 season in South Africa.

Maximizing the Powerplay


Number of times Super Kings have reached 50 inside the Powerplay this IPL, more than any other team.

A good idea?


Number of times Mitchell Johnson has opened the bowling in six games this IPL.

Solid up top


Number of 50+ opening stands for Chennai this IPL, the joint-most for any team.

Not CSK's favourite


Number of times Chennai have beaten Punjab, the fewest times they have beaten any team that has played all 8 IPLs.