Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai 13 May 2013 - 12:57am IST
Quick Stats : Match 61 – RR vs CSK
RR set record for chases and home wins
93: Runs added by Shane Watson and Stuart Binny – highest fifth wicket partnership against Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Gautam Gambhir and Mithun Manhas had added 75 runs in an unbroken partnership for Delhi Daredevils at Chennai in 2010.
85.71: Percent of Watson’s runs came in boundaries only (six fours and six sixes – 60 runs in boundaries out of 70). Only Sanath Jayasuriya managed a higher boundary percentage (89.47) against Chennai Super Kings in an innings of 50 or more (Deccan Chargers’ Sunny Sohal also had a boundary percentage of 85.71 against Chennai Super Kings at Chennai in 2011).
25: Balls taken by Shane Watson to reach his fifty - fastest for Rajasthan Royals in IPL2013. Incidentally Watson himself held the previous record with a 29-ball fifty also against Chennai Super Kings at Chennai.
24: Rajasthan Royals’ score in the first six overs – their lowest in IPL2013. They had made 30 for 1 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Jaipur.
23: Runs conceded by R Ashwin in his first over – most expensive over by a CSK bowler in IPL2013.
2: Number of times Shane Watson has hit 6 sixes in a match against Chennai Super Kings. He had also hit the same number of sixes in the earlier game against them at Chennai. Watson now joins Chris Gayle in hitting six sixes on two occasions against Chennai Super Kings.
1: Chennai Super Kings lost their first game while defending a target in IPL2013. They won five such previous games.
0: Not a single six was hit in Chennai Super Kings’ innings – first such instance for them in IPL2013.