CSK in numbers: Route to eighth IPL final

Ahead of Chennai Super Kings' fourth final meeting with Mumbai Indians, here are a few numbers to trace the journey of the yellow army in the tournament.

M.S. Dhoni recorded the best batting average (103.50) of the season en route to the final.   -  R. RAGU

Chennai Super Kings beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets in Visakhapatnam on Friday to book its eighth final berth in 10 seasons.

CSK will meet arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in the high-octane clash in Hyderabad on May 12.

After serving a two-year suspension, in 2015 and 2016, CSK returned to the IPL-fold in 2018 and immediately struck form. The M.S. Dhoni-led side beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to clinch its third IPL trophy.

En route to the IPL playoffs this season, it won nine out of 14 games. The only side that dominated CSK is MI.

The Rohit Sharma-led side beat CSK thrice; twice in the league stages and in Qualifier I.

It remains to be seen if CSK can be fourth time lucky.

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Here are a few interesting statistics to trace the journey of CSK in the IPL.

100: No. of matches won by CSK in the IPL 

10: No. of seasons CSK has played in the IPL

 8: No. of times CSK has reached the final

 3: No. of times CSK has won the final

137.54: M.S. Dhoni's strike-rate in IPL 2019

103.50: Best batting average of the season (Dhoni) in IPL 2019

414: No. of runs Dhoni scored in IPL 2019

173: No. of dot balls by paceman Deepak Chahar in IPL 2019

142: No. of dot balls by leg-spinner Imran Tahir in IPL 2019

6.36: Slow left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's economy in IPL 2019

111.0: Distance (in metres) of the biggest six of the season by Dhoni

4/12: Tahir's best figures (against DC) in IPL 2019