Chennai: Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab on Saturday.
Albie Morkel (3/29) has registered his best bowling figures in the present tournament.
Morkel`s tally of 61 wickets at 17.31 runs apiece in 61 matches is the highest for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
Piyush Chawla has taken his tally of wickets to 68 at 23.72 runs apiece in 64 games - the second best tally in the IPL, next only to Lasith Malinga`s 72 at 15.75 in 47 matches.
Chawla became the first Punjab bowler to claim 10 wickets in the IPL 2012 - 11 at 19.36 runs apiece in nine matches.
Piyush has registered his sixth duck in the IPL.
Kings XI Punjab`s exciting seven-run victory is their second in nine matches against Chennai Super Kings (Lost six and Tied 1) - winning per cent 27.77.
Punjab have registered their fourth victory in nine games in the IPL 2012.
Apart from Punjab, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Rajasthan, Pune and Mumbai have won four matches each in the IPL 2012. Delhi Daredevils are placed on the top of the table with six wins in eight matches.
Mandeep Singh (56 off 50 balls) has posted his first half-century for Punjab in the IPL 2012 - his second in Twenty20.
Mandeep has got his first Man of the Match award in the Indian Premier League.
Mandeep Singh and Shaun Marsh were involved in a stand of 68 for the first wicket - Punjab`s first opening partnership of fifty plus after 18 matches in the IPL. The aforesaid stand is Punjab`s highest for the first wicket against Chennai in the IPL.
Ravichandran Ashwin (4-0-25-0) has been a failure in the present edition of the IPL 5, capturing three wickets at an average of 65.66 in nine matches.
Shaun Marsh (248), Mandeep Singh (234) and David Hussey (210) are the three top run-scorers for Punjab in the IPL 2012.
Shaun Marsh has completed his 1500 runs in the IPL - 1515 at an average of 50.50 in 37 games. His tally includes a century and 13 half-century. No other batsman has managed 1500 runs and averaged 50-plus in the IPL.
Suresh Raina has taken his run-aggregate to 1966 (ave. 33.89) in 71 matches - the highest in the IPL.
The three leading run-getters in the IPL 2012 are - Rahane (332), Plessis (331) and Sehwag (309).
Azhar Mahmood (3/25) has recorded his best bowling figures in IPL 5.
First Published: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 22:27