Despite topping the league stage, such was the force with which Chennai Super Kings attacked on Friday that Delhi Daredevils meekly surrendered 86 runs short of their target to hand MS Dhoni and his side another entry into the final of the Indian Premier League. A statistical look at the day's play.
# Delhi Daredevils have lost two consecutive matches for the first time in the IPL 5 - by 18 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders on May 22 and by 86 runs to Chennai Super Kings on May 25.
# Umesh Yadav took his tally to 19 at an average of 23.84 in 17 matches - the second highest for Delhi in the IPL 2012, behind Morne Morkel's 25 (ave.18.12) in 16 matches.
# Delhi Daredevils have effected 16 run-outs - the most by a team in the IPL 5.
# Mahela Jayawardene became the third Delhi batsman to manage 300 runs or more in the IPL 2012 - 335 at an average of 27.91 in 16 matches.
# Jayawardene's 8th half-century in the IPL is his third in the present tournament.
# Virender Sehwag (495), Mahela Jayawardene (335) and Kevin Pietersen (305) are the leading run-getters for Delhi in the IPL 5.
# Chennai Super Kings, with their magnificent win, have reached into the finals - their fourth in five IPL seasons.
# Chennai Super Kings' triumph by 86 runs is the biggest by runs margin in the IPL 2012.
# Chennai Super Kings above victory is their second biggest by runs margin in the IPL - the biggest is by 92 runs against Bangalore at Port Elizabeth on April 20, 2009.
# Chennai Super Kings have won six and lost four out of ten contested in the IPL - success % 60.00.
# Murali Vijay became the second player to record a hundred against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.Â Chris Gayle was the first to achieve the feat - 128 not out for Bangalore at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi on May 17, 2012.
# Vijay became the first Indian batsman to register two centuries in the IPL - 127 against Rajasthan on April 3, 2010 and 113 against Delhi on May 25, 2012 - both at Chepauk, Chennai.
# Vijay became the fourth batsman to make two hundreds in the IPL, joining Adam Gilchrist, David Warner and Chris Gayle.
# Vijay, in the course of his hundred, has completed his 2000 runs in Twenty20 - 2058 (ave.26.38) in 83 matches, including two hundreds and ten fifties.
# Vijay has got his fifth Man of the Match award in the IPL.
# Vijay and Suresh Raina added 69 for the second wicket - Chennai's highest against Delhi in the IPL.
# Varun Aaron (4-0-63-2) has earned an unwanted record by conceding most runs in an IPL match. Â
# Suresh Raina, with Ross Taylor's catch, has emulated Rohit Sharma's tally of 42 catches in the IPL.Â Both share an IPL record for most catches as fielders.
# Dwayne Bravo's batting average of 46.37 is the highest by a Chennai batsman in the IPL