Yusuf Pathan smashed the fastest IPL fifty in 15 balls © IANS
Yusuf Pathan smashed the fastest IPL fifty in 15 balls © IANS

Kolkata: May 25, 2014


Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014  match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was a sparkling finish to the league phase for KKR as they not only knocked SRH out but also won by a big margin to rocket up to the second spot in the playoffs.


# Karn Sharma (4/38) recorded his first four-wicket haul in Twenty20.


# Darren Sammy (29 off 19 balls) recorded his highest score in IPL 2014.


# Naman Ojha’s 26 off 23 balls comprised five fours and a six — the second highest score in an IPL game with only boundaries. Sanath Jayasuriya had recorded 36 through boundaries against Deccan Chargers at Uppal, Hyderabad on May 18, 2008. He had registered six fours and two sixes.


# Kolkata Knight Riders have won seven games in a succession between May 7 and May 24, 2014 — their best winning sequence in the IPL.


# Kolkata have won three and lost one out of four played vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL — success rate 75 per cent.


# Shikhar Dhawan (29 off 31 balls) has taken his runs tally in the IPL 2014 to 377 (ave.29.00) in 14 games — the second highest for Sunrisers behind David Warner’s tally of 528 (ave.48.00) in 14 games.


# Robin Uthappa has totalled 613 runs at an average of 47.15 in 14 matches — the third highest by an Indian batsman in an IPL season, behind Virat Kohli’s 634 (ave.45.28) in 16 matches in 2013 and Sachin Tendulkar’s 618 (ave.47.53) in 15 games in 2009-10.


# Yusuf Pathan took only 15 balls to reach his fifty — the fastest by a batsman to this mark. He has eclipsed the feats of Adam Gilchrist (85 off 35 vs Delhi Daredevils at Centurion on May 22, 2009) and Chris Gayle (175 off 66 vs Pune Warriors at Bangalore on April 23, 2013). Both had taken 17 balls to race to their respective half centuries.


# Yusuf’s impressive strike rate of 327.27 (72 off 22 balls) is the highest by a batsman in the IPL history (minimum fifty)


# Yusuf took his sixes’ tally to 110. The leading six-hitters in the IPL being Gayle (192), Raina (126), Rohit (125), Yuvraj (110), Yusuf (110) and Dhoni (106).


# Yusuf received his 15th Man of the Match award in Twenty20. His tally of 14 MOM awards in the IPL is exceeded only by Chris Gayle’s 15.


# Yusuf, in the course of his innings, completed 2,000 runs in the IPL – his aggregate being 2032 (ave.26.73) in 104 games.


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