Stats Analysis

Stats - Dube lays into RCB again in record six-hitting spree

The numbers that mattered as a high-scoring thriller between RCB and CSK went down to the last over

33 The number of sixes hit in the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, the joint highest in an IPL game. This has happened twice before, with CSK involved in both the previous games: RCB vs CSK in 2018 in Bengaluru, and Rajasthan Royals vs CSK in 2020 in Sharjah.
444 Total runs scored by RCB and CSK at in Bengaluru on Monday - the sixth highest aggregate for an IPL match and the highest in Bengaluru. The most runs scored in an IPL match at this venue before this was 425 during last week's contest between RCB and Lucknow Super Giants.
226 for 6 CSK's total in this match was their third highest in the IPL. Their highest score in the league is 246 for 5 against Royals in 2010, while their second highest is 240 for 5 against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2008.
226 CSK's total was also the highest by a visiting team in Bengaluru, surpassing Kolkata Knight Riders' 222 on the opening night of the IPL in 2008. It is also the third highest score conceded by RCB.
17 Sixes hit by CSK in their innings, their joint most in an IPL match. They have hit 17 sixes on three occasions previously, including twice against RCB in 2018 and 2022.
15 The number of sixes Shivam Dube has hit against RCB in 105 balls across three innings. Dube has scored 193 runs at a strike rate of 183.8 and an average of 96.5 against his former franchise. At the same time, he averages 20.29 against the other IPL franchises.
75 for 2 RCB's powerplay score in this match was their second highest in the IPL. Their highest powerplay total is 79 for 1 against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011.
36 The number of runs Faf du Plessis' reprieve by MS Dhoni in the second over of the chase cost CSK. Du Plessis was dropped on 0 off the second ball he faced. He finished with 62 off 33 balls. According to ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index, the other batters would have scored 26 off 31 had the catch been taken.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo