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

Gujarat Lions batsman Aaron Finch
Mumbai: Gujarat Lions batsman Aaron Finch in action during an IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 16, 2016. (Photo Source: Sandeep Mahankal/IANS)

The 2016 edition of IPL finally witnessed a nail-biting contest as Gujarat Lions (GL) sneaked in with a 3-wicket win against hosts Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Chasing 144 to win, Gujarat Lions started off decently but Mumbai Indians put themselves back in the game by picking up wickets regularly. Aaron Finch played a brilliant innings and stood there till the end for his side. Kulkarni hit a boundary when 8 runs were needed from 4 balls while Finch finished it off with a four on the last delivery.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians’ top order collapsed after been put into bat. However, the likes of Tim Southee and Krunal Pandya, in the end, helped MI to finish at 143/8 in 20 overs. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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0 – Only the 2nd time a team chased down the total on the very last ball vs Mumbai Indians in IPL. The last instance was in 2008 by Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.

1 – Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya became the first pair of brothers in IPL to play in the same XI.

2 – Gujarat Lions became the 2nd team in the history of IPL to win their first 3 matches in IPL. Chennai Super Kings won their first 4 matches in IPL.

3 – Aaron Finch scored his 3rd consecutive fifty-plus score in this IPL.

4 – Aaron Finch became the 4th player to win 3 consecutive Man of the Match awards in an IPL season. Jacques Kallis in 2010 for RCB, Virender Sehwag for DD in 2012 and Glenn Maxwell for KXIP in 2014 are other three.

6 – Number of fifty-plus scores Aaron Finch has recorded in Twenty20s in his last 8 innings while chasing. He scored 10 in his first 70 innings in this format while chasing.

15.9 – Mitchell McClenaghan’s bowling strike rate in Twenty20 cricket. Only 4 other bowlers have better strike rate with the ball than McClenaghan. [Min: 100 wickets]

44 – Runs scored by Mumbai Indians in their last 3 overs.

100 – Praveen Kumar became the 16th player to feature in 100 IPL games.

144 – Gujarat Lions’ target. Only on 4 occasions a team lost while chasing 143 or lesser in T20s at the Wankhede.

1151 – Runs scored by Parthiv Patel in IPL in powerplay over. He went past Sachin Tendulkar who has 1143 runs. Now only 8 players are ahead of Parthiv.

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