Michael Hussey and Chennai skipper MS Dhoni were instrumental with the bat for the visitors while Mohit Sharma was the chief destructor with the ball in hand.
Chennai vs Delhi - Statistical highlights:
Story first published on: Thursday, 18 April 2013 22:12
# Chennai Super Kings became the first team to have won 50 games in the IPL out of 86 played (Lost 34, Tied 1 & NR 1) - winning % 59.41.
# Delhi Daredevils have played eight games without a win between May 22, 2012 and April 18, 2013 - their worst record in the IPL. Their tally includes six successive games in the present competition.
# Delhi Daredevils (83) have recorded their lowest total at the IPL - their previous lowest being 87 against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 30, 2008.
# Chennai Super Kings, with their 86-run win, have emulated their previous biggest win over Delhi Daredevils at the IPL. They had won by the same margin against Delhi at Chepauk on May 25, 2012.
# Overall, the aforesaid defeat is Delhi's joint-third largest at the IPL - the two biggest being - the 105-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 30, 2008 and the 98-run loss to Mumbai Indians at Feroz Shah Kotla on March 17, 2010.
# Delhi Daredevils became the second team after Deccan Chargers (46) to have lost 40 games or more at the IPL.
# Michael Hussey has managed 177 runs at an average of 88.50 in four matches - the only Chennai batsman to amass 150 or more in the IPL 2013. He is the only Chennai batsman to register two fifties in the present competition.
# Hussey's unbeaten 65 off 50 balls is first fifty in five innings against Delhi Daredevils at the IPL.
# Hussey has received his seventh Man of the Match award in the IPL - his 13th in Twenty20.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tally of 138 runs at an average of 34.50 in five matches, including a fifty, has the next best aggregate for Chennai in the present competition.
# Dhoni's tally of six sixes is the most by a Chennai batsman in the IPL 2013.
# Dhoni has completed his 3000 runs in Twenty20 - 3036 at an average of 34.50 in 144 matches.
# Suresh Raina took his run-aggregate in the IPL to 2332 at an average of 32.84 in 86 matches - 32 more than Gautam Gambhir.
# Murali Vijay is averaging 24.75 in five matches at the IPL 2013 - his tally being 99, including a fifty.
# Vijay, with 259 runs at an average of 43.16 in eight matches, holds a record by a Chennai player against Delhi Daredevils at the IPL. Suresh Raina, with 257 runs at an average of 28.55 in eleven games, has the next best tally.
# Rohit Sharma, with 376 runs at an average of 41.77 in twelve matches, is the top run-getter against Delhi Daredevils at the IPL.
# Dhoni and Hussey were involved in a third-wicket stand of 74 - Chennai's second highest against Delhi at the IPL - the highest being 78 between Hayden and Raina at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi on March 19, 2010.
# Mohit Sharma (3/10), playing in his second game, has produced his best bowling performance in Twenty20.
# Virender Sehwag's aggregate of 1933 (ave.29.73) in 69 matches is the eighth highest in the IPL.
# Dwayne Bravo became the first Chennai fielder to take three catches in an innings twice in the IPL - once each against Punjab and Delhi. He is the first fielder to accomplish the feat twice in the present edition of the IPL.
# Bravo, with eight catches in five matches, is the leading fielder in the IPL 2013.
# Bravo, with 9 wickets at 16.22 runs apiece, is the leading wicket-taker for Chennai in the IPL 2013.
# Suresh Raina, with 44 catches in 86 matches, has overtaken Rohit Sharma's tally of 43 catches in 83 matches, establishing an IPL record.
# Kedar Jadhav (31) has posted his second highest score in the IPL, next only to the 50 not out against Bangalore at Bangalore on March 25, 2010.