Chennai Super Kings’ Deepak Chahar on Tuesday created the record for bowling the most dot balls in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-arm medium-fast bowler created the record against Kolkata Knight Riders as he bowled 20 dot balls. Also Read - IPL 2021: MS Dhoni to Join CSK Camp in Chennai on March 11
The player was at his lethal best as he dismissed Knight Riders’ batsmen Chriss Lynn (0), Robin Uthappa (6) and Nitish Rana (0). The 26-year-old was also able to bowl five dot balls in the 19th over of the Knight Riders’ innings and he was able to bog down the big-hitter Andre Russell. Also Read - Dale Steyn Apologizes After His 'PSL is More Rewarding Than IPL' Comment Stirs Controversy
This spell by Chahar enabled CSK to reduce KKR to just 108 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets. Also Read - Ajinkya Rahane on IPL After Dale Steyn's Comments - 'It Gave us Platform to Express'
CSK were able to chase down the score relatively easily as they shrugged off the target in the 18th over by seven wickets and with 16 balls to spare.
With this win, CSK goes to the top of the league standings. Out of the six matches played, the team has been able to record wins in five matches.
CSK next take on Rajasthan Royals on April 11 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.