Chennai Super Kings became the first team to enter the semifinals of Champions League Twenty20 2013 after beating Brisbane Heat by eight wickets at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi on Saturday (September 28). The result also meant that Brisbane were eliminated, having lost all three matches they've played in the tournament so far. R Ashwin ended with figures of 1/10 in his 4 overs while Mike Hussey led the chase of 138 with his unbeaten 57.
Following are the statistical highlights from the match:
# Chennai Super Kings' eight-wicket win is their second by such a margin - their first being vs Warriors at Johannesburg on September 26, 2010. These two wins are their biggest in terms of wickets in the CLT20.
# With their convincing triumph, Chennai Super Kings became the first team to reach the semi-finals of the CLT20 2013. (Chennai vs Brisbane, as it happened)
# Chennai became the first team to have won eleven games out of 17 in the CLT20 - winning % 67.64 (Lost five and Tied one).
# Chennai have won with 25 balls to spare - the largest by any team in terms of balls remaining in the present competition.
# Ashwin (2.50) has produced the best economy rate by an Indian bowler in the present edition of the CLT20 - his figures being 4-1-10-1 - the second best overall, next only to Sunil Narine's economy rate of 2.25 - 4-1-9-4 for T&T vs Sunrisers at Mohali on September 24.
# Excluding the qualifying games overall in the CLT20, Ashwin, with his economy rate has emulated Anil Kumble, who had figures of 4-0-10-1 for Bangalore vs Guyana at Centurion on September 12,2010.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (24 at 191.95 runs apiece) is the top wicket-taker for Chennai Super Kings in CL Twenty20.
# Suresh Raina, with 541 runs at an average of 33.81 in 17 matches, is the top run-getter for Chennai in the CLT20.
# Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina are now the two Chennai batsmen to register four fifties in the CLT20.
# Thanks to his unbeaten 57 off 48 balls, Hussey has been adjudged the Man of the Match - his 17th in Twenty20.
# Michael Hussey is the only player to manage 800 runs or more apart from averaging 50-plus in Twenty20 this year - his aggregate being 891 at an average of 52.41 in 22 matches.
# Ravindra Jadeja (2/18) has produced his best bowling performance in the CLT20.
# Ben Cutting (42 not out off 25 balls) has posted a career-best in Twenty20.
# Chris Hartley (35 off 32 balls) has registered a career-best in Twenty20.
# Cutting and Chris Hartley put on 71 - a record for the seventh wicket in the CLT20, outstripping the 61 between Daniel Vettori and Raju Ravi Bhatkal for RCB vs Kolkata at Bangalore on September 29, 2011.
# Dom Michael, on his Twenty20 debut, has registered a duck.
# No one has posted a fifty as yet for Brisbane Heat in the CLT20 - the highest being 45 off 43 balls by Joe Burns vs T & T at Ranchi on September 22, 2013.
# Chris Lynn (29 off 25 balls) has posted his highest score for Brisbane Heat in the CLT20.