Sunrisers Hyderabad won the 1st match of IPL 2017 by 35 runs © IANS
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the 1st match of IPL 2017 by 35 runs © IANS

59 runs scored by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Powerplay overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the opening match of IPL 2017. This is 3rd-most runs scored by a team in Powerplay overs of an IPL opening match.  The highest is of 62 scored by Deccan Chargers (DC) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2010 opening match. The second highest is of 61 by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against RCB in IPL 2008.

100 wickets for Ashish Nehra in IPL. He became the 8th cricketer, 6th Indian and 1st left-arm bowler to take this much wickets in IPL. The other 7 bowlers with 100 wickets are Lasith Malinga (143), Amit Mishra (124), Dwayne Bravo (122), Piyush Chawla (120), Harbhajan Singh (119), Vinay Kumar (101) and Ravichandran Ashwin (100).

35-run defeat margin for RCB in this match, their biggest while chasing since 2013. They lost by 58 runs against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede in 2013.

1st instance of both the team captains being overseas players in IPL opening match, David Warner for SRH and Shane Watson for RCB. The first instance of an opening match involving an overseas captain happened in 2010, where Adam Gilchrist led DC and Sourav Ganguly led KKR.

Captains in IPL opening matches

Player

Team

Venue

Season

Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata Knight Riders

Bengaluru

2008

Rahul Dravid

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai Indians

Cape Town

2009

MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings

Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata Knight Riders

Navi Mumbai

2010

Adam Gilchrist

Deccan Chargers

MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai

2011

Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders

MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai

2012

Harbhajan Singh

Mumbai Indians

Mahela Jayawardene

Delhi Daredevils

Kolkata

2013

Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

Abu Dhabi

2014

Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

Kolkata

2015

Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai

2016

MS Dhoni

Rising Pune Supergiants

David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hyderabad

2017

Shane Watson

Royal Challengers Bangalore

1st time Warner dismissed under 50 against RCB while playing for SRH. This was his 8th match against RCB for SRH. His previous scores were 61, 59, 57, 52*, 58, 92, 69 and 14.

 

1st instance of Virat Kohli missing the first match of an IPL edition for RCB.

100 catches for Warner in T20s. He became 15th cricketer to achieve this feat and 3rd Australian, after David Hussey (129) and Brad Hodge (102).

55 runs conceded by Aniket Choudhary. This was his debut match in IPL and his bowling figures of 1 for 55 are now the 3rd-most expensive by an IPL debutant. Only two men — Michael Neser (4-0-62-0 in 2013) and Mashrafe Mortaza (4-0-58-0 in 2009) have done worse.

0 players older than Nehra to take 100 wickets in IPL. At 37 years 341 days Nehra is now the oldest cricketer to achieve this. The previous oldest was of Harbhajan, at 34 years in IPL 2015.

136 sixes by Yuvraj Singh in IPL, 3rd-most by a left-hand batsman in the tournament, after Chris Gayle (251) and Suresh Raina (160). Overall, Yuvraj stands at 8th in the list after Gayle, Rohit Sharma (163), Raina, Kohli (148), AB de Villiers (141), MS Dhoni (140) and Yusuf Pathan (140).

23 balls taken by Yuvraj to complete his fifty, his fastest in IPL history. His previous fastest came from 24 balls (twice), for RCB.

3rd instance of a defending champion winning the opening match of IPL. SRH became the 2nd team to do so, while KKR did it in 2013 and 2015.

4th batsman to have hit 350 fours in IPL — Shikhar Dhawan. He hit 5 fours in this match, and also became the 3rd left-handed batsman to achieve this landmark in IPL. Gautam Gambhir (422), Raina (360) and Kohli (359) are the others to have this record.