Statistical highlights of the second play-off match of the IPL between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on Friday.
# Chris Gayle has aggregated 608 (ave 76.00) in 11 matches in the present edition of the IPL -- the third best in an IPL tournament, next only to the 618 (ave 47.53) in 15 matches by Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai) in 2009-10 and 616 (ave 68.44) in 11 matches by Shaun Marsh (Punjab) in 2007-08.
# Gayle and Badrinath are the only two batsmen to have recorded five innings of fifty-plus in the present competition.
# Gayle's average of 76.00 is the highest among the three players with 600 runs or more in an IPL tournament.
# Gayle's strike rate of 184.80 is extraordinary in the present competition. Virender Sehwag has the next best -- 176.66.
# Gayle has recorded 44 sixes, extending his tally in the IPL four.
# In 12 games in the IPL 2011, Vettori has recorded an economy rate of 5.81 while capturing 12 wickets (ave 23.08). Only Rahul Sharma (5.46) has registered better economy rate.
# The five leading wicket-takers in the IPL 2011 are -- Lasith Malinga (28), Munaf Patel (22), Sreenath Aravind (19), Amit Mishra (19) and Ravichandran Ashwin (17).
# In the fourth edition of the IPL, Zaheer Khan has conceded 425 runs -- the most by a bowler. In 14 matches, he could claim just 14 wickets at an average of 30.35.
# Chris Gayle has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the sixth time -- the most by a player in an IPL tournament.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore (185/4) have posted their highest total against Mumbai Indians, bettering the 166 for five at Mumbai on April 20, 2008.
# Bangalore's aforesaid total is their third best in the IPL -- the two best being both against Punjab at Bangalore -- 205 for six on May 6, 2011 and 204 for two against on March 16, 2010.
# Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle have recorded 27 runs in the first over off Abu Nechim Ahmed -- the most in the opening over of a match in the IPL history.
# Mayank (41 off 31 balls) has recorded his highest innings in the IPL 4.
# Gayle's 89 off 47 balls is the highest by a Bangalore player against Mumbai in the IPL, outstripping the 69 not out by Jacques Kallis against Mumbai at Johannesburg on May 3, 2009.
# Bangalore became the first team to register 90 sixes in the fourth edition of the IPL.
# Munaf Patel's tally of 22 wickets at 16.27 runs apiece in 15 matches in the IPL 2011 is exceeded only by Lasith Malinga -- 28 (ave 13.39) in 16 matches.
# Abu Nechim Ahmed (4-0-56-1) has earned a dubious distinction by conceding 56 runs -- the most by a Mumbai bowler in the IPL history, obliterating the 3-0-51-1 by Rajagopal Sathish against Rajasthan at Mumbai (BS) on March 13, 2010.
# Under Daniel Vettori's captaincy, Bangalore have won eight and lost four out of twelve played in the IPL -- success percentage 66.66.
# Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle put on 113 -- Bangalore's highest for the opening wicket against Mumbai in the IPL, eclipsing the 85 between Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on March 20, 2010.
# Gayle figures in all three century partnerships for Bangalore in the IPL 4 -- the previous two being 123 for the first wicket with Dilshan against Kolkata at Kolkata on April 22, 2011.
# Of the four century partnerships in the IPL overall, Bangalore have posted three in the present edition -- one each against Mumbai, Kolkata and Punjab.
# Bangalore have recorded their fourth win in nine matches against Mumbai Indians in the IPL -- winning percentage 44.44.
# Bangalore have posted their 31st triumph in 61 matches in the IPL -- winning per centage 50.81. They have lost 30.
# Mumbai have won 33 and lost 26 out of 59 contested in the IPL -- winning percentage 55.93.
# Gayle, during the course of his majestic 89 off 47 balls, has completed his 1,000 runs in the IPL, totalling 1071 at an average of 46.56 in 27 matches, including two hundreds and five fifties.
# Gayle's strike rate of 150.45 in Twenty20 is quite impressive indeed -- 2147 runs in 67 matches.
# Gayle's tally of 131 sixes in Twenty20 is bettered only by Ross Taylor (164), David Hussey (152) and Brendon McCullum (132).
# The six leading run-getters in the IPL 2011 are -- Chris Gayle (608), Sachin Tendulkar (553), Virat Kohli (522), Shaun Marsh (504), Paul Valthaty (463) and Suresh Raina (43).
# Ambati Rayudu has recorded his second duck in Twenty20.
# Daniel Vettori (3/19) has registered his best performance in the IPL 2011.