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Stats: Warne closes in on 50 wickets in IPL

April 18, 2011 10:28 IST

Stastical highlights from the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals played in Kolkata on Sunday.

# Iqbal Abdulla is the first bowler to bag five wickets at 16.40 runs apiece in four games for Kolkata in IPL 4.

# The only batsman to register a 50 in the first four games for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL is Johan Botha (67 not out) against Deccan at Hyderabad on April 9, 2011.

# Botha's run-aggregate of 118 in three innings, without being dismissed, is the highest for Rajasthan in IPL 4.

# Shane Warne (49 at an average of 25.16 in 46 games in the IPL) needs one wicket to complete his 50 wickets,

# Kolkata have won with 23 balls to spare -- their biggest win in terms of balls remaining.

# Rajasthan Royals (81) registered the lowest total in the fourth edition of the IPL. The total is the third lowest in the IPL -- the two lowest being 58 by Rajasthan against Bangalore at Cape Town on April 18, 2009 and 67 by Kolkata against Mumbai at Mumbai on May 16, 2008.

# Jacques Kallis recorded his fifth duck in the IPL.

# Lakshmipathy Balaji (3/15) took his tally of wickets to 34 in 33 games at an average of 26.79 in the IPL.

# Balaji has completed his 50 wickets at an average of 23.40 in 46 matches in Twenty20.

# Balaji has got his second Man Of the Match award in the IPL.

# Kolkata Knight Riders have won three games in a row out of four played in IPL 4. They beat Deccan Chargers by 9 runs, won by 9 wickets against Rajasthan and by 8 wickets against Rajasthan.

# Kolkata became the first side to win three games in IPL 4. With six points, Kolkata's Net Run Rate is +0.891.

# Kolkata's eight-wicket convincing triumph on Sunday is their fourth out of eight contested against Rajasthan in the IPL -- lost three while the remaining one resulted in a 'tie'.

# Kolkata have won three games in succession against Rajasthan -- by 8 wickets at Kolkata on April 17, 2010, by 9 wickets at Jaipur on April 15, 2011 and by 8 wickets at Kolkata on April 17, 2011.

# Shakib Al Hasan (2/21) has produced his best bowling figures in the IPL 4.

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