IPL stats: Smith 'strikes' a high note for Pune Warriors
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Pune Warriors and Chennai Super Kings in Chennai.
# Steven Smith played a superb innings of 39 not out off 16 balls; his strike of 243.75 is the second highest for Pune at the IPL.
During his unbeaten 34 off 13 balls against Delhi at the Feroz Shah Kotla on April 21, 2012, Smith had a strike rate of 261.53.
# Smith's strike rate of 141.69 is the highest by a Pune Warriors' batsman at the IPL (401 in 16 innings at an average of 44.55).
# Smith became the fourth Pune fielder after Manish Pandey, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Angelo Matthews to take three catches in an IPL innings.
# Smith was adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time at the IPL.
Image: Steven Smith
Finch recorded his highest score for Pune in IPL
# Aaron Finch (67 off 45 balls) registered his highest score for Pune at the IPL. With 131 runs in three innings, at an average of 43.66, he is Pune's leading run-getter in IPL 2013.
# Robin Uthappa and Finch shared a stand of 96 for the first wicket, Pune's highest opening partnershipstand at the IPL.
Image: Aaron Finch with Robin Uthappa
Pune posted their highest total against Chennai
# Pune Warriors' convincing 24-run victory is their second in five matches against Chennai Super Kings at the IPL -- success percentage 40.00.
# Pune's biggest win over Chennai is by seven wickets, at Pune, on April 14, 2012.
# Pune Warriors (159/5) posted their highest total against Chennai, bettering the 156 for three at Pune on April 14, 2012.
# Chennai (135 for eight) registered their lowest total against Pune at the IPL.
Rahul Sharma is first Pune bowler to complete 30 wickets
# Subramaniam Badrinath, in the course of his 34 off 26 balls, completed 2000 runs in Twenty20, aggregating 2032 at an average of 30.32 in 116 matches.
# The 96-run opening stand is Pune's highest for any wicket against Chennai at the IPL. The said stand is the second highest for any wicket for Pune at the IPL -- the highest being 145 (unbroken) between Manish Pandey and Uthappa for the third wicket against Delhi Daredevils at Pune on April 24, 2012.
# Dwayne Bravo, with eight wickets, at an average of 17.25 in four matches, has the best tally by a Chennai bowler at the IPL. He is the third bowler after Kevon Cooper and Vinay Kumar to capture eight wickets at IPL 2013.
# Rahul Sharma is the first Pune bowler to complete 30 wickets at the IPL, at an average of 22.70 in 30 matches.
Image: Rahul Sharma