IPL 2020: KKR vs CSK stats: Ravindra Jadeja’s heroics, CSK last-ball finishes and more


For KKR it was a crucial match while for the other CSK, the game was a dead rubber. However CSK, the team which has nothing to gain or lose eventually prevailed in the last-ball finish of a match that had many turns. Just one ball difference has severely impacted KKR’s chances, as even a win would not guarantee KKR a playoff spot due to their poor net-run-rate.

Nitish Rana opened his innings with a first-ball four but could find himself at 6(16). Then he hits a four, and in the next over smashes Mitchell Santner for three consecutive boundaries to reach run-a-ball. He maintained the strike-rate at nearly run-a-ball until consecutive boundaries off another Mitchell Santner over boosted his strike-rate. With the help of three consecutive sixes against Karn Sharma, he could score 87 in 61 balls.

The other batsmen did not have significant contributions, but when added up scored almost at the same rate of Rana, adding up 83 in 59 balls. The chase also appeared following a similar pattern, with only Ruturaj Gaikwad among the big runs. After the set batsman was out at the score of 72, CSK needed 33 in 16 balls, which reduced to 27 in 9 balls. Then came the fireworks from Ravindra Jadeja, which shattered KKR’s hopes all of a sudden. He scored 28 off his last 7 balls and finished in style with consecutive sixes with 7 to win in 2 balls. Here’s a look at the stats from the encounter.

Here are all the stats from KKR vs CSK:

46 – Prior to scoring a huge 87 against CSK in this match, Nitish Rana has a record of just 46 runs in 4 innings against CSK, at an average of 11.5 and a strike-rate of 102.2. 

72 – Runs scored by Ruturaj Gaikwad, thus breaking his own record for the highest score by an uncapped player for Chennai Super Kings.

Highest scores by an uncapped Chennai Super Kings player

72 – Ruturaj Gaikwad v KKR in 2020
65* – Ruturaj Gaikwad v RCB in 2020
64 – Srikkanth Aniruddha v KKR in 2011
54 – Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan v DC in 2008
42 – Srikkanth Aniruddha v Central Stags in 2010

4 – Ravindra Jadeja’s strike-rate in this innings is now the fourth-highest by a Chennai Super Kings player who faced at least 10 balls. He also occupies the third spot in the list.

Highest strike-rate by a Chennai Super Kings player (min: 10 balls):-

348.00 – Suresh Raina (87 runs) v KXIP in 2014
331.58 – MS Dhoni (63 runs) v SRH in 2013
285.71 – Ravindra Jadeja (40 runs) v Dolphins in 2014
281.81 – Ravindra Jadeja (31 runs) v KKR in 2020
281.25 – MS Dhoni (45 runs) v PWI in 2013 

6 – This is the sixth time CSK chased a target off the last ball of the match, which is now clearly the most among all teams.

Most last ball chases by a team in IPL

6 – CSK
5 – MI
4 – RR
3 – KXIP
2 – DC, RPS
1 – KKR, RCB, SRH, Dec, GL 

5 – This is the fifth time Kolkata Knight Riders conceded a victory of a last-ball chase, also occupying the top spot.

Most last ball chases against a team in IPL
5 – KKR
4 – MI
3 – SRH, CSK
2 – DC, RR, RCB, KXIP, Dec, PWI
1 – RPS

2 – This is the second time in IPL where Chennai Super Kings chased the target against Kolkata Knight Riders off the last ball of the innings. The first such instance was in 2012 when Dwayne Bravo hit a last-ball six then. The only other team which CSK beat twice off a last-ball chase is Rajasthan Royals.

3 – Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the third Chennai Super Kings player to win consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards in IPL. Others who have done it are Murali Vijay in 2010 and Ben Hilfenhaus in 2012.

1 – As a result of the match, Mumbai Indians becomes the first team to officially qualify to the playoffs of IPL 2020.

Also Read: IPL 2020: KXIP vs RR Game Plan 1: Bowling Tactics for the Royals

Kausthub Gudipati

An aspiring cricket statisitician who likes to dig numbers for any cricket in the world.

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