Chennai Super Kings opener Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis were in good touch in the IPL finale. The two broke a seven-year-old record for the most number of fifty-plus stands for CSK in the league.
Ruturaj and du Plessis stitched a fifty-plus stand in the IPL 2021 final after CSK were put in to bat by Eoin Morgan. It was their 7th fifty-plus stand in IPL 2021 and they surpassed 6 fifty-plus partnerships in a season set by Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina in 2013.
Most fifty-plus stands for CSK in IPL
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis – 7
Suresh Raina and Michael Hussey in 2013 – 6
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad scored more than 600 runs each becoming the third in the history of the cash-rich league to do so.
IPL seasons with two batsmen from the same team with more than 600 runs
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis for CSK- 2021
Virat Kohlli and AB de Villiers for RCB – 2016
Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle for RCB – 2013