IPL 9, Match 54: GL v MI – Statistical Highlights

IPL 9, Match 54: GL v MI – Statistical Highlights

Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Gujarat Lions (GL) marched into the playoff after they managed to easily beat defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) by 6 wickets in the crucial fixture at the Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. The MI side posted a decent total of 172/8 in 20 overs after being put into bat by the home side. Nitish Rana (70 off 36 balls) the most outstanding batsman for the visitors. Skipper Rohit Sharma (30 from 17 balls) and Krunal Pandya (33 from 31 balls) also made handy contributions. GL, in reply, faced no problem in chasing down the target. Brendon McCullum (48 from 27 balls) and Suresh Raina (58 from 36 balls) played brilliant knocks on the top and set the platform for the Dwayne Smith (37 from 23 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (21 form 15 balls) to give the finishing touches.

1 – Vinay Kumar, with 100 wickets, now is the highest wicket taker among Indian fast bowlers in IPL. He is followed by veteran Ashish Nehra who has 98 wickets to his name.

2 – This is the 2nd instance of both No.3 (Nitish Rana – 70 & Suresh Raina – 58) scoring 50+ in a match in this IPL. First was Manish Pandey (50) and AB de Villiers (59*) in KKR v RCB on 16th May.

2 – No. of ducks for Finch in this IPL as an opener. In his other 3 innings as the opener, he has scored half-centuries. Iyer and Rahane are the others with 2 ducks while opening.

2 – Suresh Raina (2944) has faced the 2nd most number of balls faced in IPL. Virat Kohli with 3069 is at number one.

4 – No. of times Gujarat Lions have scored 70 or more in the power plays in this IPL. No other team has done it even once.

4 – No. of times Gujarat Lions have scored 70 or more in the Powerplays in this IPL. No other team has done it even once.

4 – Nitish Rana struck his fourth T20s half-century. It was also his first in IPL.

7 – Gujarat Lions have the most number of wins while chasing in IPL9.

25 – No. of wickets Mumbai Indians have lost in the Powerplays in this IPL, including the 3 wickets today – most by a team. DD have lost 22 with one game to go.

27 – Runs scored by MI in the last 4 overs of the inns, losing 4 wickets. In the previous 6 overs (11th to 16th), they had scored 73 runs losing 1 wicket.

73.07 – Percentage of Nitish Rana’s runs that have come in boundaries in this IPL (76 out of 104), which is the 3rd highest among 56 batsmen with 100+ runs.

175.88 – Nitish Rana’s strike rate in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16. He scored 299 runs in 8 inns at an average of 42.71. He had most sixes in the tournament – 21.

7-2 – GL’s win-loss record while chasing in this IPL. When batting first they have won just 1 out of 4 matches. MI has a 5-2 record while chasing and 2-4 while batting first.