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IPL 2019, Match 1: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Statistical Highlights 

IPL 2019, Match 1: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Statistical Highlights
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The defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have started the IPL 2019 in a thrashing way after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by a huge margin. In the opening game of IPL 2019, CSK beat RCB by seven wickets (with 14 balls remaining).

CSK captain MS Dhoni decided to field first after winning the toss. In the first innings, RCB was bundled out for just 70 runs in 17.1 overs. In reply, CSK comfortably chased down that tiny target in 17.4 overs after losing three wickets.

Brief Scores: RCB – 70 in 17.1 overs (Parthiv Patel 29, Moeen Ali 9; Imran Tahir 3/9)

CSK – 71/3 in 17.4 overs (Ambati Rayudu 28, Suresh Raina 19; Mohammed Siraj 1/5)

Result – CSK won by seven wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

(Teams’ Stats)


i) RCB was bundled out for just 70 runs (17.1 overs).

  • It is the lowest completed total for any team against CSK. The previous lowest was 83 (17.3 overs) by Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 18th April 2013.  
  • It was the joint second lowest completed total for RCB. On 26th April 2014, Rajasthan Royals also bundled them for the same runs (70 in 15 overs) at Abu Dhabi. However, RCB’s lowest completed total is 49 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders at Kolkata on 23rd April 2017.
  • It was the joint sixth lowest completed total in IPL history.
Team Total (Overs) Opposition Venue Date
Royal Challengers Bangalore 49 (9.4) Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata 23 April 2017
Rajasthan Royals 58 (15.1) Royal Challengers Bangalore Cape Town 18 April 2009
Delhi Daredevils 66 (13.4) Mumbai Indians Delhi 6 May 2017
Delhi Daredevils 67 (17.1) Kings XI Punjab Mohali 30 April 2017
Kolkata Knight Riders 67 (15.2) Mumbai Indians Mumbai 16 May 2008
Royal Challengers Bangalore 70 (17.1) Chennai Super Kings Chennai 23 March 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore 70 (15) Rajasthan Royals Abu Dhabi 26 April 2014
Kings XI Punjab 73 (15.5) Rising Pune Supergiant Pune 14 May 2017
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 74 (16.3) Deccan Chargers Kochi 27 April 2011
Chennai Super Kings 79 (15.2) Mumbai Indians Mumbai 5 May 2013

(Players’ Stats)

Imran Tahir

IPL 2019, CSK, RCB
Imran Tahir (Image Credit: Google)

i) CSK leg-spinner Imran Tahir had the bowling figures of 4-1-9-3.

  • It is the best bowling figures by a spinner in a T20 match between CSK and RCB. The previous record holder was Muttiah Muralitharan (CSK) with the bowling figures of 4-1-11-3 at Port Elizabeth on 20th April 2009.


Suresh Raina

IPL 2019, CSK, RCB
Suresh Raina (Image Credit: Google)

i) By the end of the match, CSK batsman Suresh Raina has scored 5,004 runs in IPL career.

  • Suresh Raina is the first batsman in IPL history to score 5,000 runs.


ii) By the end of the match, Suresh Raina has scored 5,005 runs for CSK.

  • Suresh Raina is the second cricketer to score 5,000 T20 runs for a particular side. Virat Kohli was the first cricketer to achieve this feat as he has scored 5,378 runs for RCB.   


Yuzvendra Chahal

IPL 2019, CSK, RCB
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Google)

i) RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had the bowling figures of 4-1-6-1 with the economy rate of 1.50.

  • It is the joint best economical bowling figures (completing the four overs quota) in IPL history. Earlier, Fidel Edwards (Deccan Chargers) had delivered the bowling figures of 4-1-6-0 (against Kolkata Knight Riders at Cape Town on 19th April 2009), and Ashish Nehra (Delhi Daredevils) had delivered the bowling figures of 4-1-6-1 (against Kings XI Punjab at Bloemfontein at 15th May 2009). 

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