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IPL 9, Match 34: SRH v GL – Statistical Highlights

Naman Ojha-Shikhar Dhawan Sunrisers Hyderabad
Naman Ojha-Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Gujarat Lions, after a brilliant run of wins at the start of the season, now has 3 losses in 3 games. Sunrisers Hyderabad continued its good performances at their home venue RGICS, Uppal, Hyderabad with a 5-wicket win. After putting GL into bat, SRH bowlers didn’t give any chances to the opposition batsmen and bowled with great control and discipline. However, a fifty from Aaron Finch took his side to 126/6 in 20 overs.

Sunrisers struggled throughout their chase but Shikhar Dhawan helped them grab 2 points anchoring the chase and pulling it off with 5 wickets and with 6 balls to spare. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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1 – For the first time, two consecutive maidens started off a team’s inning in IPL.

2 – Number of maiden overs Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled in this IPL. Both of them came in the first over of the opposition’s inning.

3 – Number of wicket maidens Dhawal Kulkarni has bowled in this IPL. Overall 8 wicket maidens have been recorded this year. No bowler other than Kulkarni has more than 1.

4 – Number of Man of the Match awards Bhuvneshwar Kumar has received in IPL. Among pacers, only 4 others have more than Bhuvneshwar.

5 – Yuvraj Singh made his IPL debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this game. He has played for KXIP, PWI, RCB and DD in past.

5 – Yuvraj Singh’s debut innings for all the 5 teams he has represented in IPL have come while chasing.

8.8 – Yuvraj Singh’s batting average in Twenty20s at RGICS, Hyderabad. He has scored 44 runs in 5 innings in Twenty20 cricket at this venue with a strike rate of 74.57.

14 – Number of balls taken by GL to score their first run, the most in IPL. CSK took 10 balls vs KXIP in 2011 to score their first run. They scored their first run on the 11th ball in that game.

32.33 – GL’s powerplay average in the last 3 games. In the 3 games before these, GL’s powerplay average was 71.67.

36.84 – Brendon McCullum’s 7 off 19 balls is the 2nd slowest innings by an opener in IPL. [Min: 15 balls]

100 – Number of matches Dwayne Bravo has played in the IPL. He became the 3rd foreign player in IPL to play 100 matches.

300 – Dwayne Bravo became the 2nd player to feature in 300 Twenty20 games. Kieron Pollard was the first to do so.

4026 – Runs scored by Shikhar Dhawan in Twenty20 cricket. He became the 8th Indian player in T20s to complete 4000 runs.

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