The Chennai Tremendous Kings-Kolkata Knight Riders match at Chepauk on Tuesday noticed 31 sixes in complete – a joint file in IPL historical past.
On CSK’s return to the venue in over two years, Kolkata Knight Riders Andre Russell threatened to rain on the homecoming parade.
The West Indian all-rounder smashed 11 sixes, one hit the roof and one went over. Russell’s assault launched KKR previous 200 after he walked in to bat at 89 for the lack of 5 wickets.
The CSK think-tank, which has most popular slow-natured wickets in previous seasons, requested for a flat deck to counter KKR’s spin trio of Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla.
Sam Billings, Shane Watson and Ambati Rayadu laid the foundations for a profitable chase as CSK hit 14 sixes in reply to KKR’s 17 from the primary innings.
The one different time this quantity was achieved was when Delhi Daredevils hauled down Gujarat Lions’ complete of 208 at Feroz Shah Kotla in Could final yr. Daredevils, on that evening, hit 20 sixes in its chase.
Chepauk has additionally seen a goal of over 200 efficiently chased down solely as soon as earlier than in 2012. Albie Morkel’s eight-ball 28 helped the Tremendous Kings to chase Royal Challengers Bangalore’s rating of 205.