Rahane surpasses 1000 runs in the IPL
Mumbai Indians fell to their all-time low in the Indian Premier League after suffering a humiliating 87 runs loss at the hands of Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. Here are the statistical highlights from that match.
# Rajasthan Royals (179/3) recorded their second highest total against Mumbai Indians at the IPL -- the highest being 208 for seven at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on March 13, 2010.
# Rajasthan's above total is their highest in IPL 2013, bettering the 165 for seven against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on April 6.
# Ajinkya Rahane (68 not out off 54 balls) recorded his fifth fifty for Rajasthan in the IPL.
# Rahane's tally of 196 (ave.65.33) in five games is the highest by a Rajasthan batsman in this season of the IPL. He completed 1000 runs as well overall in the IPL.# Rahane received his third Man of the Match award in the IPL.
Image: Ajinkya Rahane and Brad Hodge
Rajasthan's second-largest win in terms of runs
# Dinesh Karthik totalled 254 runs (ave 50.80) in five matches and his tally was bettered only by Virat Kohli (321) at the IPL 6.
# Three stands of fifty or more were registered for Rajasthan Royals for the first time in an IPL innings.
# Rajasthan Royals' convincing 87-run victory was the largest by any team in terms of runs against Mumbai Indians at the IPL, surpassing the 76-run win by Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on May 10, 2011.
# Rajasthan's above victory was their second largest in terms of runs behind the 105-run win over Delhi Daredevils at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 30, 2008.# Both Rajasthan and Mumbai won five matches each against each other out of ten contested at the IPL.
Image: Stuart Binny
Watson has struck 60 sixes for Rajasthan in the IPL
# Rajasthan Royals lead the points table, having won four and lost one out of five played at the IPL 6.
# Mumbai (92) recorded their lowest score against Rajasthan Royals at the IPL. The said total is Mumbai Indians' joint second lowest score at the IPL. They were dismissed for 87 against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on May 10, 2011. Against Delhi Daredevils, they had totalled 92 at Wankhede Stadium on April 16, 2012.
# Shane Watson and Rahane added 62 -- Rajasthan's second highest stand for the first wicket against Mumbai Indians at the IPL -- the highest is an unbroken 134 between Watson and Rahul Dravid at Mumbai on May 20, 2011.
# Watson took his tally to 1310 at an average of 38.52 in 42 matches -- the most by any batsman for Rajasthan Royals at the IPL. His tally of 60 sixes is exceeded only by Yusuf Pathan's 61 for Rajasthan Royals at the IPL.
Image: Shane Watson
Cooper highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan
# Watson and Yagnik were involved in a partnership of 53 -- Rajasthan's highest for the second wicket against Mumbai at the IPL.
# Yagnik (34 off 24 balls) recorded his highest score at the IPL.
# Brad Hodge and Rahane shared a stand of 53 (unbroken) for the fourth wicket -- Rajasthan's highest against Mumbai Indians at the IPL.
# Kevon Cooper captured nine wickets at 14.33 runs apiece in five games -- the most by a Rajasthan Royals' bowler at the IPL 6.
# James Faulkner (3/16) registered his best bowling performance at the IPL.
Image: Kevon Cooper