IPL 2018: Match 43, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings – Statistical Highlights

Published - 12 May 2018, 11:24 AM

Credits: BCCI

Rajasthan Royals kept alive their playoff hopes alive with a four-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings on Friday. Batting first, the Super Kings rode on Suresh Raina’s fifty to post a challenging 176 for 4. In reply, the Royals chased down the total with just one ball remaining. Jos Buttler once again starred with the bat scoring 95 not out including the required 12 runs in the final over to guide Royals home in the must-win clash.

The winning moment (Credits: BCCI)

With the game now done and dusted, here is a look at some interesting numbers and stats:

1.  Jos Buttler became only the third player after Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli to score four and more consecutive fifties in the IPL. Virender Sehwag scored five consecutive 50+ scores in 2012 while Kohli scored four fifties on the trot in 2016.

2. Suresh Raina became the first player to breach the 300-run mark in each of the eleven seasons of the IPL. The southpaw has scored 313 runs so far. Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma needs just 33 runs to go level with Raina.

Credits: BCCI

3. Raina has now scored 12 fifty-plus scores in a losing cause while batting first which is the joint most for a player in the IPL. Virat Kohli also holds the dubious record.  On the other hand, Raina has only one fifty in a losing cause when he batted second.

4. Buttler became the fifth player from England to score 50-plus scores in four consecutive innings in T20s. Joe Denly, Marcus Trescothick, Craig Kieswetter and Kevin Pietersen are the other four England players who have achieved this feat.

Credits: BCCI

5. Buttler’s unbeaten innings of 95 is the highest individual score by a Rajasthan Royals opener in an IPL chase. He surpassed Naman Ojha’s 94* against Chennai Super Kings in 2010.

6. Buttler has now hit 200 sixes in T20s. He became the fifth player from England to achieve this feat.

7. Suresh Raina has now scored 4012 runs for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He became the first player to score 4,000 runs for the Chennai-based franchise. He also became only the second player after Virat Kohli (4814 for Royal Challengers Bangalore ) to score 4000 IPL runs for a single team.

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