Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 64 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune and registered their third victroy in the four matches of this IPL season and on the other hand Rajasthan Royals suffered their third loss of IPL 2018.
RR captain Ajinkya Rahane asked CSK to bat first after winning the toss and with the help of Shane Watson's third IPL hundred (106), CSK posted a massive total of 204/5 in their 20 overs. In the chase, RR lost three quick wickets within five overs and after that never looked comfortable at all and got all out for just 140 runs in the 19th over.
All the stats and facts from the seventeenth match of IPL 2018 between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals -
3 - Shane Watson scored his 3rd hundred of IPL career. He scored his first two hundreds as an RR player and third one as a CSK player.
5 - Shane Watson is the fifth player to score 3 or more hundreds in the Indian Premier League.
Most 100s in IPL -
Chris Gayle - 6
Virat Kohli - 4
AB de Villiers / David Warner / Shane Watson - 3
3/20 - Career best bowling figures for Rajasthan Royals' spinner Shreyas Gopal in T20 cricket.
51 - Spinner Karn Sharma completed 50 wickets in the IPL, he has taken 51 wickets in 57 IPL matches so far.
64 - This was Chennai Super Kings's biggest win against Rajasthan Royals in terms of runs, the previous biggest was by 63 runs at Jaipur in 2011.
100 - Jaydev Unadkat played 100th match of his T20 career and Ravindra Jadeja played his 200th T20 match.
106 - Highest individual IPL score for Shane Watson - the previous highest was 104* against KKR at Mumbai in 2015.
517 - Suresh Raina became the second player to score 500 runs against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL after AB de Villiers (505). Raina has scored 517 runs at an average of 28.72 in 18 innings.
2015 - Shane Watson scored his first 50+ score in the IPL since 2015 and after a span of 26 innings.
2481 - Runs scored by Ajinkya Rahane for Rajasthan Royals in T20 format - the most by any player for this franchise and went past Shane Watson (2474).