The venue hosted the opening of the IPL 2021 between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Indians of Mumbai, the former coming out victorious through two wickets. Surprisingly, the fast bowlers were more successful than the spinners on Friday.
While Harshal Patel picked up five wickets for RCB, the MI duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen represented four scalps together. But the spin bowlers managed to pick up just two wickets in the entire game.
Fans should expect the pitch to behave the same during the game between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Here are some important stats you should know from previous IPL matches played at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
T20 matches played: 83
Matches won by teams at bat first: 47
Matches Won by Second Batting Teams: 34
Best score in the 1st round: 246/5 - Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals, 2010
Lowest score in 1st round: 70 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Chennai Super Kings, 2019
Most successful chase race: 208/5 – Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2012
Average score of the 1st rounds: 160
SRH and KKR record at MA Chidambaram stadium
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have yet to face each other in Chennai. However, they each played a game against the Chennai Super Kings on the IPL 2019 site.
CSK defeated SRH and KKR at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Beating first, KKR could only handle 108/9, with CSK comfortably winning the match by seven wickets. SRH, on the other hand, posted 175/3 on the board in their 2019 IPL match against CSK in Chepauk. However, Shane Watson’s 53 96 balls saw the Super Kings win the contest by six wickets.