Ravindra Jadeja spun Chennai Super Kings to a 34-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday. Brendon McCullum's 56 off 40 balls helped the Super Kings reach 148 for three after rain had curtailed the match to 17-overs-a-side.
Here are some interesting stats from Chennai vs Kolkata match:
# Chennai have won nine and lost four out of 13 played against Kolkata at the IPL - winning % 69.23. (Highlights)
# Dwayne Smith (256 at an average of 42.66 in six matches) is the second highest run-scorer at the IPL 2014. Glenn Maxwell, with 300 runs at an average of 60.00 in five matches, is the top run-scorer.
# Brendon McCullum (56 off 40 balls) became the third batsman to manage 200 runs or more at the IPL 2014 - his tally being 249 (ave.49.80) in six matches.
# McCullum and Dwayane Smith have recorded three fifty-plus innings each for Chennai at the IPL 2014. McCullum has registered a fifty each vs Mumbai, Punjab and Kolkata.
# Apart from McCullum and Smith, Glenn Maxwell has registered three fifties in the present competition. (Also read: Dhoni expected Ranchi pitch to get slower)
# Overall, McCullum has recorded a hundred and eight fifties at the IPL.
# Playing in his 105th match, Suresh Raina took his run-aggregate to 2932 (ave.34.09), extending his IPL record.
# Raina's tally of 392 (ave.39.20) in 13 matches is the second highest by any batsman against Kolkata at the IPL - the highest being Mahela Jayawardene's aggregate of 451 (ave.56.37) in 12 matches for Delhi, Punjab and Kochi. (CSK confident of maintaining momentum, says Jadeja)
# McCullum and Raina were involved in a second wicket stand of 70 - Chennai's highest for this wicket position at the IPL 2014.
# Brendon McCullum figures in all the top-four stands for Chennai at the IPL 2014 - three with Dwayane Smith and one with Suresh Raina.
# Jadeja (4/12) has recorded the best figures by any bowler in the IPL 2014, bettering the four for 13 by Lakshmipathy Balaji for Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sharjah on April 22.
# Jadeja is the first bowler to produce two four-wicket hauls in the present competition. He had claimed four for 33 against Rajasthan at Dubai on April 23. (Schedule | Points Table)
# His match-winning figures are the best by any bowler versus Kolkata in the IPL, outstripping Makhaya Ntini's four for 21 for Chennai at Kolkata on May 18, 2008.
# Mohit Sharma (3/22) took his tally to 11 at 11.63 runs apiece in six games - the most by a bowler in the present tournament. Jadeja has captured ten wickets at 14.30 runs apiece in six games.
# Yusuf Pathan (41) has recorded his highest score in the present competition.
# Gautam Gambhir's flop show continues, aggregating 52 runs in six innings at an average of 8.66. His strike rate of 76.47 is mediocre.
(With inputs from Rajesh Kumar)