IPL Stats: Uthappa-Finch Pune's most successful pair
Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa's run-spree in the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday was in vain. Nevertheless, the pair became the first to record five partnerships of fifty or more for the first wicket at IPL 6.
Statistical highlights from the Jaipur match.
# Aaron Finch, during the course of his 45, completed 2000 runs in Twenty20, aggregating 2040 (ave.35.78) in 68 games.
# Robin Uthappa is the first Pune batsman to aggregate 1000 runs at the IPL -- his tally being 1012, at an average of 27.35 in 42 games.
# Uthappa (343 at an average of 28.58) and Finch (341 at 34.10) are the top run-scorers for Pune at IPL 6.
# Uthappa and Finch shared a stand of 97 -- Pune's highest for the first wicket at the IPL. The partnership is their highest for any wicket against Rajasthan Royals.
# The partnership is the second highest by any pair for any wicket for Pune, behind the 145 (unbroken) for the third wicket between Manish Pandey and Uthappa against Delhi Daredevils at Pune on April 24, 2012.
# The Uthappa-Finch pair is the first to register five partnerships of fifty or more for the first wicket at IPL 6.
Image: Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa
Rahane, Dravid amass runs for Royals
# Rahul Dravid (58 off 40 balls) posted his 10th fifty at the IPL.
# Dravid is the tenth batsman to amass 2000 runs at the IPL -- his tally being 2011 at 28.72 in 82 matches.
# Ajinkya Rahane (67 off 48 balls) registered his eighth fifty and got his fourth Man of the Match award at the IPL.
# Rahane and Dravid shared a stand of 98 for the first wicket -- Rajasthan's highest stand for any wicket at IPL 6. The stand is the highest for any wicket for Rajasthan Royals against Pune Warriors.
# Three Rajasthan players have amassed 300 runs or more at the IPL -- Shane Watson (354), Rahul Dravid (308) and Ajinkya Rahane (302).
# Rahane and Dravid provided the third occasion when both the Rajasthan openers recorded fifties in the same innings.
Image: Ajinkya Rahane with Rahul Dravid
Royals unbeaten run continues at home
# Rajasthan Royals have won six games in a row at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, Jaipur, at IPL 6. They have won four and lost one out of five contested against Pune.
# Rajashtan (182/5) posted their highest total against Pune, which is their second highest successful chase at Jaipur, behind the 197 for five against Deccan Chargers on April 17, 2012.
# For Rajasthan Royals, James Faulkner, with 17 wickets at an average of 12.76 in nine games, is the leading wicket-taker.
# Pune Warriors are the first team to lose seven games in a row at IPL 2013.
# Pune Warriors (178/4) registered their highest total against Rajasthan Royals at the IPL.
# Wayne Parnell (3/27) recorded his best bowling performance at the IPL.
Image: Shilpa Shetty congratulates the players