Last night, The Chennai Super Kings took on the Delhi Daredevils in an intense battle and test of nerves. In the end, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the team to an emphatic victory. In the process, CSK ended up achieving a unique feat.
After the Mumbai Indians, they became the second team to win 100 T20s in domestic cricket. The ‘Yellow Brigade’ stormed to the top of the IPL points table following their 13-run win against Delhi at Pune’s MCA Stadium
The 3-time IPL champions Mumbai was the first team to register 100 wins with 104 wins out of 186 matches. CSK joined Mumbai in the century club after two half centuries from opening batsman Shane Watson and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Watson smashed balls baseball-style while on his way to 78 of just 40 balls. Meanwhile, Dhoni’s 22-ball 51 helped take the team to a competitive 211.
Other records broken were, most number of encounters won against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (14). This was followed by Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals (12 each).
The only other Indian Premier League (IPL) team to have the most number of wins registered in the Twenty20 format is the Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR have 90 wins in 172 encounters.
CSK currently lead the points table with 12 points and are tied with the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Kings XI Punjab and KKR are also in the running to qualify for the playoffs. However, Kolkata will have to fend off the likes of the Rajasthan Royals for a playoff spot.
Chennai’s next match is against the aforementioned Kolkata on Thursday. Chennai are looking to extend their lead while KKR are hoping to create a buffer between them and Rajasthan. Despite losing to Mumbai, Chennai vowed to come back even stronger and did so in style against RCB.