Statistical highlights of the IPL 2012 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals.
# Bangalore’s 46-run triumph is the third biggest by runs margin in the IPL 5 – the highest two being Chennai’s 74- run win against Deccan at Visakhapatnam on April 7 and Rajasthan’s 59-run win against Bangalore at Bangalore on April 15.
# Bangalore became the sixth team to have recorded four wins in the IPL 5.
# Bangalore have won 35 and lost 34 out of 69 played in the IPL – winning % 50.72.
# Bangalore have won five and lost four out of nine contested against Rajasthan – 55.55.
# Bangalore (189/3) have recorded their highest total against Rajasthan Royals
# Tillakaratne Dilshan (76 not out) has registered his seventh fifty in the IPL.
# Dilshan’s aforesaid innings is his highest in the IPL, surpassing his unbeaten 67 for Delhi against Bangalore at Port Elizabeth on April 26, 2009.
# Dilshan has celebrated his 100th Twenty20 game by posting his 16th fifty.
# Dilshan’s unbeaten 76 is the highest for Bangalore against Rajasthan Royals, surpassing Rahul Dravid’s 75 not out at Jaipur on May 17, 2008.
# Virat Kohli has been a failure in the IPL 5, managing just 129 runs at an average of 18.42 in seven matches, with just one fifty.
# In his last nine IPL innings, Virat’s only fifty is 57 against Chennai at Chepauk on April 12, 2002.
# Virat is averaging 27.00 in the IPL overall – his aggregate being 1404, including seven fifties, in 68 matches.
# Abraham de Villiers has celebrated his 100th Twenty20 game by recording 59 not out off 23 balls – his 14th fifty.
# de Villiers’ aforesaid innings is his eighth fifty in the IPL.
# de Villiers and Dilshan were involved in fourth wicket stand of 122 (unbroken) – Bangalore’s second highest for this wicket-position in the IPL, next only to the 131 between Chris Gayle and de Villiers against Punjab at Mohali on April 20, 2012.
# Of the five century stands this year in the IPL, three have been recorded by Royal Challengers Bangalore – two for the fourth wicket and one for the second wicket.
# The top four run-getters in the IPL 5 are – Rahane (332), Plessis (302), Shah (278) and Gayle (250).
# Rahul Dravid (58) has recorded his first fifty in the IPL 5 – his sixth in 63 matches in the IPL overall
# Appanna (4/19) has produced a career-best in Twenty20 – his first four-wicket haul.
# Appanna is the second Bangalore bowler after Anil Kumble (5/5 at Cape Town on April 18, 2009) to take four wickets or more in an innings against Rajasthan.