IPL Stats: Bangalore vs Chennai

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni in action AFP

Bengaluru, May 22, 2011

Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.

# Bangalore’s eight-wicket triumph is their largest over Chennai in the IPL, surpassing the six-wicket win at Johannesburg on May 23, 2009.

# Bangalore’s victory is their 30th in the IPL (Lost 29 out of 59 played) – success % 50.84.

# As they have finished top of the points table, Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified for the Champions League.

# Royal Challengers Bangalore have recorded their fifth win in nine matches against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

# Chris Gayle’s brilliant unbeaten 75 off 50 balls is his second fifty in the IPL 4. He has recorded two centuries as well.

# Gayle has aggregated 355 (ave.88.75) in seven innings – the highest so far while chasing in the fourth edition of the IPL.

# Gayle, in the course of his match-winning knock, has completed his 2,000 runs in Twenty20, amassing 2050 at an average of 36.60 in 65 matches.

# Gayle took his tally of sixes to 38 – the most by a batsman in the IPL 2011, extending his record for most sixes in an IPL tournament.

# Gayle has been adjudged MOM five times in nine matches in the IPL 4, equalling Shaun Marsh’s feat in 2008.

# Gayle (974 at an average of 46.38, including two hundreds and four fifties) needs 26 runs to complete 1000 runs in the IPL overall.

# Gayle, with 511 runs at an average of 85.16 in nine innings, is the leading run-getter in the IPL 2011, overtakaing Shaun Marsh’s tally of 504 in fourteen matches at an average of 42.00.

# Gayle’s outstanding average of 85.16 is the best by a batsman in the IPL 4. Also his superb strike rate of 187.17 is the highest in the present competition.

# The top three wicket-takers for Bangalore in the IPL 2011 are S.Aravind (16), Zaheer Khan (11) and Daniel Vettori (9).

# Five batsmen have amassed 300 or more for Chennai in the IPL 4 – Michael Hussey (429), Subramaniam Badrinath (362), Suresh Raina (357), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (341) and Murali Vijay (334).

# Dhoni’s overall average of 40.41 is quite impressive -1374 runs, including eight fifties, in 57 matches. Sachin Tendulkar (40.22 in 48 matches) has the next best average in the IPL.

# In the course of his highest ever IPL innings, Dhoni has completed 2000 runs in Twenty20, aggregating 2039 at an average of 37.07, including nine fifties, in 93 matches.

# Dhoni (70 not out off 40 balls) posted his highest knock in the IPL, surpassing the 66 not out off 33 balls against Kolkata at Kolkata on March 16, 2010.

# Dhoni, for the first time, has recorded six sixes during his brilliant knock, taking his tally to 20 – the most by a Chennai batsman in the IPL 2011.

# Dhoni has effected nine dismissals in 14 matches in the IPL 2011. His tally of five stumpings is the most by a wicketkeeper in the IPL 2011.