IPL 9, Match 6: GL v RPS – Statistical Highlights

IPL 9, Match 6: GL v RPS – Statistical Highlights

Gujarat Lions opener Aaron Finch was awarded the Man of the Match for his match winning half-century. (Photo Source: BCCI)

In the first battle between the newcomers of IPL, Gujarat Lions (GL) emerged victorious at their home ground Saurashtra Cricket Association, Rajkot against Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS). After electing to bat, RPS posted 163/5 in their 20 overs despite being 100/1 after 12 overs.

Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum started off the chase with a thunderous effort. They both scored at a quick pace before getting out for 50 and 49 respectively. Suresh Raina and later Dwayne Bravo ensured a 7-wicket win with 12 balls to spare. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

1 – For the first time Ishant Sharma has dismissed Brendon McCullum in T20s. McCullum scored 74 runs in 35 balls at a strike rate of 214.71 with 7 fours and 5 sixes against Ishant in T20s before this game.

2 – Gujarat Lions became the 5th IPL team to win their first two games in the history of the league. CSK, DD, KKR and SRH are the teams. However, only CSK managed to win in first three matches.

3 – Runs conceded by Ravindra Jadeja in his last 2 overs which were bowled during 16-20 overs. These are the joint fewest runs conceded by any bowler in an innings during 16-20 overs. [Min: 12 balls bowled]

4 – Number of times Ravichandran Ashwin bowled his full quota overs in his last 10 T20 matches.

5 – Number of times before today MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina played against each other in professional cricket. The last instance was in October 2009. It was also the only instance where the both faced each other as captains.

5 – Number of times Ravindra Jadeja has dismissed Steven Smith in T20s. He has dismissed Shane Watson as well for 5 times in this format.

5 – Number of fifty plus scores Aaron Finch has in Twenty20s while chasing in his last 7 innings.

8 – Ajinkya Rahane became the 8th player to complete 2000 runs as an opener in IPL.

9 – Runs conceded by Gujarat Lions during 16-19 overs. However, they conceded 20 runs in 20th over.

24 – Number of stumpings Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni have effected in IPL, the joint most by any other.

32 – Rajkot became the 32nd venue to host an IPL game.

1035 – Runs scored by Aaron Finch in IPL. He took 41 innings to complete 1000 runs in IPL.

3008 – Runs scored by MS Dhoni in IPL. He is the 6th Indian and 7th player in overall to complete 3000 runs in IPL.

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