IPL 2021, Match 2: CSK vs DC, Stats Review – Shikhar Dhawan creates new record, Suresh Raina’s milestones and more stats
This was the fourth time Dhoni fell for a duck in his IPL career.
Delhi Capitals have registered a dominating victory against Chennai Super Kings in their first match of the season. CSK, on the other hand, could not start well again after failing to qualify for the playoffs in the last season. DC captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and invited CSK to bat first. Chennai had a horrible start as they lost both their openers for only 7 runs.
Suresh Raina, Moeen Ali and Sam Curran played vital knocks for them and powered the team total to 188/7 in 20 overs. Chris Woakes and Avesh Khan picked up 2 wickets each in the first innings. In response to this target, the DC openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan gave a blistering start to the team adding 138 runs for the first wicket.
Prithvi Shaw played an explosive knock of 72 runs in 38 balls which included 9 fours and 3 sixes. Shikhar Dhawan got out after scoring 85 runs off 54 balls with the help of 10 fours and 2 sixes. DC chased down the required target in 18.4 overs winning the game by 7 wickets.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the second match of IPL 2021:
108 – MS Dhoni got out for a two-ball duck in this match falling to Avesh Khan. He bagged a duck in T20 matches after a long gap of 108 innings. Only Chris Gayle had played more consecutive innings (145) without bagging a duck in T20 cricket.
4 – This was the fourth time Dhoni fell for a nought in his IPL career. The last time such an occasion happened was back in IPL 2015.
3 – Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan shared a 138-run partnership for the first wicket in this game. This is the third-highest opening partnership for Delhi Capitals in their IPL history.
2 – The partnership between Dhawan and Shaw is also the second-highest partnership for any wicket against Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
601 – Shikhar Dhawan hit 10 fours during his scintillating innings today, and now has 601 fours in his IPL career. He has now become the first player in IPL history to complete 600 fours in the tournament.
39 – This was the 39th half-century for Suresh Raina in the cash-rich league. He has now reached the joint-third spot in terms of most fifties in IPL.
3 – After losing to Delhi Capitals in both their league games in IPL 2020, CSK could not register a win in this game as well making the losing streak of 3 games.
2013 – The last time CSK lost their first game of the season was back in IPL 2013 when Mumbai Indians defeated them in the first match.