IPL 2014 Report Card: Chennai Super Kings Lead at Half Way

With 7 matches complete, in the battle of top position, Chennai Super Kings are at top (Kings XI still needs to play their 7th match). They started the edition with a thumping loss, and as everyone started to write the affect of scandals on team, they silenced all by performance, winning 6 continuous matches, showing the best batting display and even bowling and fielding too. Mohit Sharma has already held the Purple Cap once. Dwayne Smith is closest to Orange Cap. Check their complete team, batting and bowling performances.

Report Card: Rajasthan Royals
IPL 2014 Schedule and Results

Summary of Matches
1st match: In the battle of batting, CSK launched their new opening pair and scored 205. But, Kings XI double M made CSK lose.
2nd Match: Raina and middle order took them to 177/7. Their bowlers bundled DD for 84 runs. Ishwar (2/23), Ashwin (2/3), Jadeja (2/18), Hilfenhaus (1/9), Mohit (1/17)) and Smith (1/14) were the bowlers.
3rd Match: CSK was tied to 140/6 by RR. But Jadeja (4/33) ensured his current team does not lose against his first IPL team.
4th Match: Mohit Sharma and Hilfenhaus devastated MI and then their top 4 batsmen chased it easily with 53-ball unbeaten 71 runs from Brendum McCullum.
5th Match: SRH managed to reach 145/5 as only Ashwin (0/17) could bowl below 6 runs per over. Mohit (2/27), Hilfenhaus (2/32) and Dwayn (1/11) were successful bowlers. Smith (46-ball 66 runs) and McCullum (33-ball 40 runs) made them win easily.
6th Match: In Rain-curtailed match at Ranchi, CSK scored 148/3 with 56 by McCullum, and stopped KKR at 114/9 with 4/12 by Jadeja. 3/22 by Mohit.
7th Match: At home DD scored 178 as except Jadeja (1/23) none of the CSK bowlers could succeed with Mohit (1/51) being the most expensive. But the openers with Raina (47*) and Dhoni completed another easy win.

Match Results

    1. Lost to KXIP by 6 wickets
    2. Def DD by 93 runs.
    3. Def RR by 7 runs.
    4. Def MI by 7 wickets.
    5. Def SRH by 5 wickets.
    6. Def KKR by 34 runs.
    7. Def DD by 8 wickets.

Runs Scored and Conceded Every Match

    1. CSK 205/4, KXIP 206/4
    2. CSK 177/7, DD 84
    3. CSK 140/6, RR 133 (19.5)
    4. MI 141/7, CSK 142/3 (19)
    5. SRH 145/5, CSK 146/5 (19.3)
    6. CSK 148/3, KKR 114/9
    7. DD 178/5, CSK 181/2 (19.4)

Key Batsmen

    335 Dwayn Smith
    281 McCullum
    177 Raina
    124 Dhoni

Key Bowlers

    12 Mohit
    11 Jadeja
    7 Ashwin, Hilfenhaus
    3 Pandey, Smith
    1 Nehra

Player of the Matches

    1. Raina (41-ball 56 runs) vs DD at Abu Dhabi
    2. Jadeja (4/33) VS RR
    3. Mohit Sharma (4/14) vs MI
    4. Dwayne Smith (66 runs) vs SRH
    5. Jadeja (4/12) vs KKR
    6. Dwayne Smith (79 runs) vs DD at Delhi

50+ Partnerships

    1. 123 1st Smith, McCullum vs KXIP
    2. 54 2nd Smith, Raina vs DD
    3. 57 1st Smith, McCullum vs MI
    4. 53 3rd McCullum, Plessis vs MI
    5. 85 1st Smith, McCullum vs SRH
    6. 70 2nd McCullum, Raina vs KKR
    7. 82 1st Smith, McCullum vs DD
    8. 86 2nd Smith, Raina vs DD

Team Records

    Became 2nd team to lose after scoring 200+ runs in IPL.
    Bowled out DD below 100 runs.
    Won 6 consecutive matches.
    Have bowled out two teams.
    Taken Maximum Wickets by any team in current edition.
    Best Batting and Bowling records as a team.
    93 runs: Registered their biggest wins by run, IPLs 5th biggest overall.

Batting Records

    8 50s
    79 by Dwayne Smith is the highest.
    49 sixes hit (24 Smith, 11 McCullum)
    86 4s (26 by McCullum, 25 Smith)

Bowling Records

    2 Maidens by Ishwar Pandey
    4/12 Jadeja, 4/14 Mohit Sharma
    Economy: 6.11 (Ashwin), 6.70 (Pandey)

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