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IPL 9, Match 51: GL v KKR– Statistical Highlights

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Gujarat Lions (GL) came back to the winning track after they registered a convincing win over the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. Suresh Raina won the toss and decided to bowl first on a track which was covered with thick grass. Lions had an unexpected performer with the ball in Dwayne Smith who rattled the KKR batting order with his highly effective seam-up bowling. Yusuf Pathan (36 from 36 balls) was the only batsman who could do anything significant with the bat. KKR eventually posted just 124/8 in 20 overs. Batting in reply to the target, the Lions side chased down the target in just 13.3 overs with skipper Suresh Raina leading from the front with his 36 ball 56 runs knock.

0 – No. of T20s hosted by Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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1 – Maiden 4-wicket hauls for Dwayne Smith in IPL (Second in all T20s).

1 – Praveen Kumar is the first player to bowl 1000 dot balls in IPL history.

2 – Dwayne Smith’s 8/4 is the 2nd best bowling figures of any bowler against KKR in IPL. The best bowling figures were registered by Pawan Negi for CSK (5/22 in 2014)

2 – No. of times KKR has scored less than 60 runs in the first ten overs of the innings in this IPL – both against Gujarat Lions; 57 at Eden Gardens and 55 in Kanpur today.

2 – No. of cheaper 4-fors in IPL, than Dwayne Smith’s 4 for 8 in this match – Kumble took 5/5 and Rohit Sharma 4/6, both in 2009. These are Smith’s best figures in T20s.

2 – Uthappa became the 2nd wicket-keeper batsmen after MS Dhoni to score 350+ runs in 4 different seasons of IPL. Dhoni has done this 5 times so far.

3 – No of times Piyush Chawla came out to bat at no.4 in his T20 career.

5 – No. of India players with 5000 or more runs in T20s. Robin Uthappa is the 5th to do so. Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir are the others.

5 – Gambhir is 5th Indian captain to score 450+ runs in two different IPL seasons. Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid & Rohit Sharma are the other skippers to have done so.

18 – Number of dot balls bowled by Dwayne Bravo, most bowled by a bowler in a match in #IPL 2016

21 – No. of times Gambhir has been run out in T20s – most by a batsman. He went past Jayawardene’s 20 such dismissals. 4th run out for Gambhir in this IPL.

124 – 124/8 is KKR’s lowest total in IPL-9. The previous lowest was also against GL (158/4)

140 – Innings Suresh Raina took to reach 4000 runs.

300 – Suresh Raina has now scored over 300 runs in every single season of IPL.

378 – The number of runs conceded by Dwayne Bravo in IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders in 16 matches – the third most by any bowler. He is led by Zaheer Khan (388) and Harbhajan Singh (380 runs)

419 – Gautam Gambhir has the most number of boundaries in IPL. He is followed by 349* – Suresh Raina (350), Virat Kohli (348), Shikhar Dhawan (337), Robin Uthappa (336).

2013 – Last time Dwayne Smith took 3 or more wickets in a T20, before this match. He bowled 33 times between these 2 instances.

4000+ – Runs for Raina in IPL. He becomes the 2nd player to reach there; Kohli got there in the last match. Raina also goes past Kohli’s 4002 runs to become leading run-getter.

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