IPL 2015 Match 4: Highlights and Statistics: CSK Vs SRH

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Chennai, April 11: Opener Brendon McCullum blasted a 56-ball 100 not out to power Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a convincing 45-run victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 4 of Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) here today.

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McCullum smashed 7 fours and 9 sixes and reached his century on the final ball of the innings. Captain MS Dhoni hit a 29-ball 53 as batsmen made merry in hot and humid conditions at MA Chidambaram Stadium. CSK posted 209/4 and restricted SRH to 164/6 in 20 overs.

McCullum raises his bat after completing century

Here are the highlights and important statistics

# This was CSK's second win in a row. In their opening game, they had beaten Delhi Daredevils by 1 run

# MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat. CSK posted 209/4 in 20 overs. SRH were restricted to 164/6 in 20 overs

# This was the first score of 200 plus in IPL 8

# Brendon McCullum blitzed 100 not out off 56 balls with 7 fours and 9 sixes. This was the first century of IPL 2015. He reached his hundred on the last ball of the innings from his compatriot Trent Boult

# This was McCullum's second IPL ton. His first (158*) was in the inaugural match of the first ever IPL in 2008, for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru

# McCullum is the 6th batsman to score 2 or more IPL hundreds. Chris Gayle (4), Adam Gilchrist, David Warner, Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay are the others

# McCullum played unorthodox shots, hitting the bowlers over the wicketkeeper's head for fours and sixes

# McCullum Vs Ishant Sharma - 30 runs off 12 balls (3x6, 2x4)

# Major partnerships - McCullum-Dwayne Smith (75 for 1st wicket in 8.1 overs); McCullum-Suresh Raina (60 in 5.2 for 2nd); McCullum-Dhoni (63 in 5.5 for 3rd) 

# CSK scored 49/0 in the first six overs of powerplay

# New Zealand duo of Boult and Kane Williamson made IPL debut today, for SRH

#Dhoni, who promoted himself to number 4, hit a half century in 28 balls. His 29-ball 53 innings contained 4 fours and 4 sixes

# CSK hit 14 sixes and 16 fours in the innings

McCullum prepares to play a shot

# Ishant was the most expensive bowler (15.33) with 0/46 in 3 overs (4 no-balls). He conceded 4 fours and 3 sixes

# Ravi Bopara was the most economical bowler for SRH with 0/29 in 4 (7.25). The best in the match was R Ashwin 1/22 in 4 overs (5.5)

# At the end of 14 overs, Dhoni was on 1 and McCullum 84. However, by the end of 19th over, Dhoni had raced to 49 and McCullum was on 89 

# CSK scored 66 in final 5 overs (143/2 in 15 to 209/4 in 20)

# The only wicket-taker for SRH was Boult (1/34). 3 were run outs

# SRH - 46/2 in powerplay

# SRH captain Warner was the only batsman who impressed in the run chase. He scored 53 off 42 with 1 four and 3 sixes

# SRH hit 8 fours and 7 sixes

# For CSK, Mohit Sharma and Dwayne Bravo took 2 wickets each

# McCullum won the Man-of-the-match award

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