Rajasthan Royals handed out a nine-wicket thrashing to Perth Scorchers to enter the semifinals of the Champions League T20. Bowling first, Rajasthan shot Perth out for 120, and then reached the target in just 16.3 overs. The Royals have won eleven games in succession at home in Twenty20 cricket.
Following are the statistical highlights of the match:
# Rajasthan Royals became the second IPL team after Chennai Super Kings to reach the semi-finals.
# Rajasthan Royals have won eleven games in succession at home in Twenty20 - their best winning sequence.
# Rajasthan Royals have registered their biggest win in the CLT20 - the first team to record a nine-wicket win in the present tournament. (Royals vs Scorchers, as it happened)
# Kevon Cooper (4/18) has produced his third instance of four wickets in an innings in Twenty20.
# Cooper is the second Rajasthan Royals' bowler to bag four wickets in an innings in the CLT20 - the first being Pravin Tambe - 4 for 15 vs Lions at Jaipur on September 25, 2013.
# Cooper has received his fifth Man of the Match award in Twenty20.
# Ajinkya Rahane (62 not out off 53 balls) has registered his 14th fifty in Twenty20
# Sanju Samson (50 not out off 42 balls) has registered his third fifty in Twenty20.
# Rahane and Samson were involved in a second-wicket stand of 120 (unbroken) - Rajasthan Royals' first century partnership for any wicket in the CLT20. (Related: Clinical performance, says Dravid)
# For the first time, no Australian side could reach the semi-finals in the CLT20.