Anirudh Kasargod
30 Apr 2023 | 10:40 PM

Four 200+ totals, with both Man of the Match in losing cause

Here are stats from Match 41 & 42 between Chennai Super Kings & Punjab Kings, and Mumbai Indians & Rajasthan Royals

The 999th and 1000th-match of the IPL were absolute entertainers: 827 runs, four 200+ totals, one score in the nineties, and a century. There were plenty of stats from both matches and here are few of those:

The first-of-a-kind double-header day

In the IPL, this was the first-ever double-header day that saw a 200+ total in all four innings. Punjab chased a target of 201 against Chennai, and Mumbai hunted 213 against Rajasthan. 

Interestingly, the Man of the Match awards were given to the players from the losing side in both matches. In the IPL, this is the first time something like this has happened on the same day.

In fact, the Man of the Match awards have been handed over to the players from the losing side in the last three matches. Mitchell Marsh against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 40. Devon Conway and Yashasvi Jaiswal in Match 41 & 42.

MI vs RR

Mumbai's 2nd highest chase and highest at Wankhede

In the IPL, this was Mumbai's second-highest chase. Their highest chase, 219, came against Chennai in 2021 in Delhi. 

Wankhede is known as one of the best chasing grounds. But did you know? The target of 213 achieved by Mumbai is the first-ever 200+ target chased at this venue in the IPL. 

In the IPL, Mumbai are also the first team to chase a target of 200+ against Rajasthan. The previous best chase (199) was achieved by Hyderabad in 2019. 

Jaiswal special, but in vain

The left-handed Mumbai-kar, playing for Rajasthan, played a blinder on his home turf. Unfortunately, he ended up on the losing side. En route to his innings of 124, Jaiswal set some records:

- In the IPL, Jaiswal became the youngest for Rajasthan and the fourth youngest overall to register a century. 

- His score of 124 is the joint-highest score alongside Jos Buttler for Rajasthan in the IPL. 

- However, this is the highest score set by an uncapped player in the IPL. Paul Valthaty (120*) for Punjab (Kings XI Punjab) in 2011 against Chennai held the record before. 

- In his innings, he smashed 24 boundaries (4s - 16, & 6s - 8), the most for a Rajasthan batter in an innings and the second-most in the IPL. 

- The Rajasthan opener scored 112 out of 124 via boundaries, 90.3% of his runs. His ratio is the second-highest in an innings of 100+ runs in all T20s. 

- Despite his efforts, Jaiswal ended up on the losing side. Hence, his score of 124 is the second-highest score in a losing cause in the IPL. Rishabh Pant's 128 against Hyderabad in 2018 is the highest. 

- His century came in the 53rd ball, the second-fastest ton for Rajasthan in the IPL. Yusuf Pathan, against the same team in 2010, reached the landmark in 37 balls. 

- Jaiswal's century was the fourth from a Rajasthan batter against Mumbai, the most for a team against an opponent in the IPL. 

David's devastation at the end

Mumbai were in trouble when Tim David came into bat. But the Singapore-born batter, in the end, teed off to take Mumbai over the line in the milestone match. 

He struck an unbeaten 45 of just 14 balls, a strike rate of 321.4. In an innings of 40+ runs for Mumbai, his strike rate is the second-best after Kieron Pollard. 


A three-run dash to win the game

Hitting a six or a four off the last ball to win is legendary. But running three when as many runs are required is ultra-legendary. How often do we see that happen in T20s? 

The answer is it is the first time. Yes! In all T20s where ball data is available with us, Punjab are the first team to win by running three runs off the final ball. 

Punjab pull-off yet another 200+ chase

There is something about Punjab and 200+ target chases. In the IPL, they managed to gobble another one. 

- In the marquee Indian league, this is the fifth innings in which Punjab successfully chased a 200+ target, the most for a team. 

- At Chepauk, this is only the third successful (third highest) chase of 200+ in the IPL. Punjab are the first team other than Chennai to achieve this feat. 

- Punjab are the first team in the IPL to hunt down 200+ target multiple times against Chennai. The other one came in 2014 in Abu Dhabi (206). 

- Chennai have conceded five totals of over 200 against Punjab, the most for them against an opponent in the IPL. 

- The Men in Red scored 72 runs in the last five overs to win the encounter against Chennai. That is the most they have achieved in the last five overs to win a game in the IPL. 

- The 72 runs are also the most conceded by Chennai in this phase to lose the game in the IPL. 

Few other stats

Rohit Sharma's torrid run on his birthday continued as he was dismissed for three off five. In four innings, his best is 17. 

It was a milestone match for Rohit. He featured for the 190th time in Mumbai jersey in the IPL, the most for by a player for the franchise. Also, this was his 150th game as captain, the second-most after MS Dhoni (219). 

Amidst his knock of 92*, Devon Conway registered 5000 T20 runs in just 144 innings, the joint-third-fastest. Gayle reached the milestone in 132 innings, the quickest, and KL Rahul in 143, the second-quickest. Conway is tied with Shaun Marsh (144).

With the wicket of Cameron Green, Ravichandran Ashwin became the second Indian, after his spin partner Yuzvendra Chahal (311), to pick up 300 T20 wickets. 

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