Chennai, Apr 12: It was a thriller of a contest at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets to register a win off the last ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 13th match of the fifth season of IPL on Thursday.
[Scorecard: IPL 5: Game 13: CSK Vs RCB]
Here are the highlights of the match, as Chennai chased a mammoth 206, which happens to be the second highest run chase in the history of IPL.
# The match aggregate of 413 runs is the sixth highest in IPL history
# Albie Morkel plundered 28 runs off Virat Kohli's over (19th of the innings). The sequence of that over read 4, 6, 4, 6, 2, 6
# Chennai scored 45 runs in last 12 balls of the match
# Vinay Kumar bowled the last over of the match with Chennai needing 15 to win
# With 2 to win off the final ball, Ravindra Jadeja edged the ball to third man boundary as Chennai won by 5 wickets
# First time in this season a side (RCB) has reached 50 within 5 overs which included 5 boundaries and 3 sixes
# Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli added 109 runs for the second wicket, marking the highest partnership of the match off just 66 balls.
# Suresh Raina conceded 21 runs off the 9th over
# Fastest fifty for Chris Gayle in IPL 5, scored 50 off 27 balls
# Chris Gayle has 76 sixes in IPL
# Gayle's six off Jakati's over was the second biggest six of the tournament (103m).
# Gayle top scores for RCB with 68 runs (35 balls)
# Virat Kohli scored 57 off 46 balls.
# Highest score for Royal Challengers against Chennai Super Kings in IPL
# Highest score for RCB in IPL 5, 205/8 in 20 overs.
# RCB scored 205/8 off 20 overs
# RCB Vs CSK match recorded the maximum number of 6s in IPL history as batsmen hit 23 (RCB 12, CSK 11) while the previous highest was 18 (RR Vs CSK in 2010)
# Bollinger missed a hat-trick off the last over, as he got wickets in the first two balls, conceded a run and picked up another wicket off the fifth ball to make it three.
# Muralitharan picked up three wickets for 21 runs off 4 overs
# Faf du Plessis top scored for Chennai with 71 runs off 46 balls.
# Chennai Super Kings reached fifty runs off 36 balls and 100 off 12.1 overs (73 balls)
# Virat Kohli conceded 28 runs off the 19th over
# Chennai Super Kings scored 208/5 in 20 overs
# This is the second highest run chase in the history of IPL
# Chennai Super Kings recorded 11 6s in the innings
# MS Dhoni's men recorded fifteen 4s in the innings
# Faf du Plessis hit four 6s and five 4s during his knock of 71 off 46 balls
# Raju Bhatkal conceded 35 runs off two overs to record the highest economy rate for RCB -17.50
# Albie Morkel smashed a 7-ball 28 with an unbelievable strike rate of 400. He hit three 6s and two boundaries (26 of his runs came in boundaries)
# Faf du Plessis was awarded the man of the match for his fantastic 71 off 46 deliveries