Kolkata: May 27, 2013
The statistical highlights between the final match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata which the Mumbai Indians won by 23 runs.
# Dwayne Bravo‘s superb figures of four for 42 are the best by a Chennai bowler against Mumbai Indians in the IPL, surpassing his own three for nine at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on May 21, 2013.
# Bravo has become the second bowler after Anil Kumble (4/16 against Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg on May 24, 2009) to register a four-wicket instance in the IPL final. Both the bowlers figure in a losing cause.
# Kieron Pollard‘s match-winning unbeaten 60 off 32 balls is his fifth fifty in the IPL. For the first time, he has aggregated 400 runs in an IPL season – 420 at an average of 42.00 in eighteen innings, including three half-centuries.
# Pollard has become the third all-rounder after Jacques Kallis and Irfan Pathan to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 50 wickets in the IPL.
# Pollard has received his seventh Man of the Match award in the IPL.
# Pollard (1059) became the fourth batsman to reach 1000 runs for Mumbai Indians at the IPL, joining Sachin Tendulkar (2334), Rayudu (1349) and Rohit Sharma (1343).
# Dinesh Karthik has become the first wicketkeeper to reach 500 runs in an IPL season, aggregating 510 at an average of 28.33 in 19 matches.
# Karthik became the second Mumbai batsman to amass 500 runs, next only to Rohit Sharma’s tally of 538 (ave.38.42) in nineteen matches.
# For the first time in an IPL season, two Mumbai batsmen have managed 500 runs.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten 63 off 45 balls is his 13th fifty at the IPL – the second highest score in a losing cause in a Grand Final. Suresh Raina had posted 73 against Kolkata at Chepauk, Chennai on May 27, 2012.
# Dhoni has recorded his best performance in an IPL competition – 461 (ave. 41.90), including four fifties, in 18 matches.
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