Statistical highlights of the opening match in the fourth Indian Premier League, between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai on Friday.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the second time in an IPL game, stumped three batsmen. He first achieved the feat against Kolkata at Chepauk, Chennai on April 13, 2010.
# Suresh Raina extended his record for the highest runs' tally in the IPL to 1408 at an average of 38.05, including nine fifties, in 47 games.
# The next two in terms of run-aggregates are Adam Gilchrist (1220) and Jacques Kallis (1186).
# Srikkanth Anirudha (64 off 55 balls) posted his first fifty for Chennai in the IPL -- his fourth in Twenty20.
# Anirudha was adjudged the man of the match for the first time in the IPL.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with 13 stumpings overall in the IPL, equalled the feats of Adam Gilchrist and Dinesh Karthik.
# In the course of his 54 off 42 balls, Kallis has completed his 2,000 runs in Twenty20, amassing 2032 at an average of 35.03 in 68 matches, including eighteen fifties.
# Manoj Tiwary, in the course of his 27 off 15 balls, completed his 1,000 runs in Twenty20, amassing 1018 at an average of 30.84 in 46 matches.
# Chennai's exciting two-run victory is their smallest victory margin in the IPL, eclipsing the 3-run win over Kolkata at Kolkata on May 18, 2008.
# Chennai have won 27 matches, lost 19 and tied one -- winning percentage being 58.51 -- the highest by any team in the IPL.
# Chennai Super Kings recorded their fifth victory in six matches against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
# Dhoni's run-aggregate of 1062 is exceeded only by Suresh Raina (1408) and Matthew Hayden (1107) for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
# Jacques Kallis and Manvinder Bisla were associated in a partnership of 64 for the first wicket -- Kolkata's highest against Chennai in the IPL.
# Kallis extended his record for most half-centuries (11) in the IPL.