Chennai Super Kings defeated table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets at the MCA Stadium, Pune and registered their eighth win of IPL 2018 campaign. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered their third loss and first after winning six matches in a row in this IPL.
Chennai Super Kings after winning the toss and opting to field first, restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 179/4 and chased down the target in 19 overs. For SRH, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson scored 79 and 51 respectively; while for CSK, Ambati Rayudu scored unbeaten 100. With this win, Super Kings have almost qualified for the playoffs.
All the stats and facts from the forty-sixth match of IPL 2018 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune :
1 - Sunrisers Hyderabad failed for the first time to defend a total in this IPL, before this match they successfully defended their total four times.
6 - This was Chennai Super Kings' sixth win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and in IPL 2018 CSK beat SRH in both the matches.
100* - Ambati Rayudu scored his maiden IPL hundred and 100 not out is also his highest score in T20s.
103.25 - MS Dhoni's batting average in IPL 2018 - the highest by any player (Min 100 runs).
134 - Runs opening stand between Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu is the third highest opening stand for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
The highest opening stand for CSK in IPL -
159 - Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay vs RCB at Chennai, 2011
139* - Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay vs KXIP at Mohali, 2013
134 - Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu vs SRH at Pune, 2018
3046 - Runs scored by Shane Watson in the IPL - he became the 4th overseas and overall 14th player to score 3000 IPL runs.