Chennai Super Kings clinched their third Indian Premier League title and first since 2011 after they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings after winning the toss and opting to field first, restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 178/6 and chased down the target in the 19th over. Opener Shane Watson scored brilliant 117* runs off just 57 balls.
All the stats and facts from the Final match of IPL 2018 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai :
2 - Shane Watson became the second player to score a hundred in the final match of IPL after Wriddhiman Saha (115* against KKR in 2014).
3 - This is the Chennai Super Kings' third IPL title and they have equaled Mumbai Indians' record of most IPL titles (3).
4 - Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in all the four matches this season and this was the first instance when a team defeated the same opponent four times in a single season of IPL.
4 - Shane Watson scored his 4th IPL hundred - the joint second most in IPL history.
Most 100s in IPL -
Chris Gayle - 6
Shane Watson / Virat Kohli - 4
AB de Villiers / David Warner - 3
4 - Shane Watson is also the fourth player to score two or more than two hundreds in a single edition of IPL. Chris Gayle (2011), Virat Kohli (2016) and Hashim Amla (2017) are the other three players to score two hundreds in an IPL season.
7 - MS Dhoni has won 7 T20 tournaments as a captain - the most by any captain. His tally includes 3 IPL, 2 CLT20, 1 WT20 and 1 Asia Cup T20 tournament.
117* - Shane Watson's highest score in the IPL, the previous highest was 106 against Rajasthan Royals in Pune earlier this season.
735 - Runs Kane Williamson scored in IPL 2018 - the most by any player in IPL 2018 and overall third most in the IPL history.
Most runs in an IPL season -
973 - Virat Kohli (2016)
848 - David Warner (2016)
735 - Kane Williamson (2018)
733 - Chris Gayle (2012)
733 - Michael Hussey (2013)