IPL 2012 stats review: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (L) completed 50 wickets at 24.24 runs apiece in 48 matches in the IPL AFP

Chennai: Apr 12, 2012

Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings on Thursday.

# Chris Gayle has taken his sixes’ tally to 76 in 30 matches in the IPL – the third highest tally, next only to Adam Gilchrist (83) and Suresh Raina (82).

# Gayle is averaging 43.88 – the second highest amongst the batsmen with 1,000 runs in the IPL. Shaun Marsh has totalled 1274 runs at an average of 50.96 in 30 matches.

# Gayle (68 off 35 balls) has posted his 20th fifty in Twenty20, reaching his fifty off 27 balls – the quickest in IPL 5.

# Gayle has aggregated 1141 runs at an average of 43.88 in 30 games for Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. His aggregate includes two centuries and six fifties.

# Virat Kohli and Gayle have added 109 for the second wicket – Bangalore’s highest for any wicket against Chennai in the IPL.

# Kohli (57 off 46 balls) has managed his seventh fifty in the IPL.

# Doug Bollinger was the only Chennai bowler to take three wickets in Bangalore’s innings.

# Doug Bollinger has claimed 35 wickets at 18.05 runs apiece in 25 matches for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

# Ravichandran Ashwin could claim just one wicket at an average of 99.00 in four games – the strike rate being 86.0.

# Chennai Super Kings have recorded their seventh win out of 12 played against Bangalore – success % 58.33.

# Chennai Super Kings (208 for five) have recorded the second highest successful chase in the IPL, next only to the 217 for seven by Rajasthan Royals against Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad on April 24, 2008.

# Bangalore and Punjab are the other teams to have chased totals of 200-plus successfully in the IPL.

# Bangalore (205 for eight) have recorded their highest total against Chennai, eclipsing the 175 for four at Mumbai on May 24, 2011.

# Bangalore have emulated their highest total in the IPL.

They had recorded 205 for six against Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore on May 6, 2011 and their only other total of 200 is 204 for two against Punjab at Bangalore on March 16, 2010.

# Twelve sixes have been posted in Bangalore’s total – the most by them against Chennai in the IPL

# Faf du Plessis (71 off 46 balls) has recorded his fourth fifty in Twenty20 – his first for Chennai Super Kings at the IPL.

# Du Plessis has managed 128 at an average of 32.00 in four matches – the highest for Chennai in the IPL 5. Only Ajinkya Rahane has amassed more runs in the current competition – 138 (ave.46.00) in three matches.

# Muttiah Muralitharan had taken the first three wickets – Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis.

# Muralitharan has claimed eight wickets at 9.62 runs apiece in three matches – the most by a Bangalore bowler in the IPL 2011. He has completed his 50 wickets at 24.24 runs apiece in 48 matches in the IPL.

# The three top wicket-takers in the present edition so far are from Mumbai Indians – Munaf Patel (10), Lasith Malinga (9) and Kieron Pollard (9).

# 23 sixes have been registered in the match – a record for any game featuring Bangalore in the IPL.(PTI)