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IPL 2009 final match: Statistical Highlights

Johannesburg, May 25: Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League final between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers.

  • Deccan Chargers won the IPL Trophy with a superb six-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Last year they had finished at the bottom of the table.
  • The inaugural competition was won by Rajasthan Royals with a three-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai.
  • Adam Gilchrist was adjudged the Player of the Tournament, thanks to his brilliant captaincy, 495 runs (ave.30.93) in 16 matches as batsman and 18 dismissals as wicketkeeper - 10 catches + 8 stumpings.
  • Gilchrist`s runs tally is exceeded only by Matthew Hayden - 572 (ave.52.00) in 12 matches.
  • Kumble (4 for 16) produced the best figures by a captain in the IPL, surpassing the 3 for 13 by Yuvraj Singh for Kings XI Punjab against Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg.
  • Kumble`s figures are the best ever in an IPL final, obliterating Yusuf Pathan`s 3 for 22 for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings at Mumbai.
  • Rudra Pratap Singh, with 23 wickets at an average of 18.13 in 16 games, has surpassed the previous record for most wickets in a competition. Sohail Tanvir had taken 22 wickets (ave.12.09) in 11 matches in the inaugural season.
  • Kumble`s tally of 21 (ave.16.52) wickets in 16 matches is the next highest this year.
  • Twice in the 2009 competition, Gilchrist has been dismissed by the opposing captain - first time by Bangalore`s Kevin Pietersen at Cape Town on April 22,2009 and the second time by Bangalore`s Anil Kumble at Johannesburg on May 24, 2009.
  • Andrew Symonds, in the course of his 33 off 21 balls, has completed his 400 runs in the IPL, making 410 (ave.45.55), including one hundred and one fifty in 12 matches.
  • Herschelle Gibbs` with his unbeaten 53 off 48 balls posted his fourth fifty in the IPL.
  • Harmeet Singh (2/23) recorded his best bowling performance in the IPL.
  • Deccan Chargers` six-run victory is their second in five matches over Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the Cape Town game on April 22, 2009, they had defeated Bangalore by 24 runs.

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