Sunil Narine became the first bowler from Kolkata to pick up 50 wickets in the IPL © IANS
Sunil Narine became the first bowler from Kolkata to pick up 50 wickets in the IPL © IANS

 

Apr 17, 2014

 

The inaugural match of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) produced a number of fascinating statistics. While the Kolkata fans had plenty to cheer about in the end, the Mumbai fans had their moments as well.

 

Read on to find out who completed 1000 runs, who became the quickest to 50 IPL wickets, who got his 16th Man of the Match award in the IPL, and others in this list compiled by ndtv.com.

 

# Sunil Narine is the only Kolkata bowler to produce five instances of four wickets or more in an innings at the IPL.

 

# Narine became the first KKR bowler to complete 50 wickets in IPL. Narine’s tally of 50 wickets (ave.13.88) in 32 matches is also the quickest in IPL.

 

# Jacques Kallis (72 off 46 balls) posted his 17th fifty at the IPL. His aggregate of 2348 (ave.29.35) in 91 matches is the fifth highest at the IPL – the highest being Suresh Raina’s tally – 2802 at an average of 35.02 in 99 matches.

 

# Kallis’ innings was his 27th fifty in Twenty20.

 

# Kallis got his 16th Man of the Match award in Twenty20.

 

# Mumbai’s 122 for seven was their second lowest vs Kolkata at the IPL – the lowest being 108 at Mumbai on May 16, 2012.

 

# Manish Pandey completed 1,000 runs at the IPL – his tally being 1059 (ave.25.82) in 63 matches.

 

# Pandey (64 off 53 balls) registered his fifth innings of fifty-plus (a hundred and four fifties) at the IPL. In Twenty20, he has recorded a hundred and nine fifties.

 

# Lasith Malinga took his tally to 107 (ave.17.49) in 74 matches, extending his IPL record. Amit Mishra, with 95 wickets at 20.25 runs apiece in 76 matches, has the next best IPL tally.

 

# Malinga’s wicket-aggregate of 245 (ave.17.80) in 182 games is a record for most wickets in Twenty20.

 

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