Statistical highlights of the first IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at the M Chidambaram Stadium here.
# Richard Levi (50 off 35 balls) has posted his first fifty at the IPL — his seventh in T20.
# Levi’s strike rate of 150.56 in T20 is simply outstanding. Levi,on his IPL debut,has received the Man of the Match award.
# Rohit Sharma has posted his sixth duck in T20 his second at the IPL.
# Both Subramaniam Badrinath and Suresh Raina have represented in 63 games each at the IPL,sharing a record for most games. Both have appeared for Chennai Super Kings at the IPL,without missing a single match.
# Suresh Raina (36 off 26 balls) has top-scored for the Super Kings,extending his record for the highest run-aggregate at the IPL to 1849 at an average of 36.25 in 63 matches.
# Raina has registered 79 sixes at the IPL. Only Adam Gilchrist has recorded more sixes (82) than Raina.
# Chennai Super Kings (112) have posted their lowest total against Mumbai Indians at the IPL,eclipsing the 146 for seven at Cape Town on April 18,2009.
# Chennai’s above score is their second lowest completed innings total at the IPL — the lowest being 109 against Rajasthan at Jaipur on May 4,2008.
# Rohit Sharma is the second fielder to take 30 catches at the IPL — a tally bettered only by Suresh Raina (31).
# Mumbai Indians’ win is their second largest in terms of wickets over Chennai at the IPL,next only to the nine-wicket win at Wankhede Stadium,Mumbai on May 14,2008.
# Pragyan Ojha (2/17) has taken his tally of wickets to 62 at 21.69 runs apiece in 55 matches at the IPL. Only Rudra Pratap Singh — 64 (ave.24.59) in 56 matches and Lasith Malinga — 63 (ave.16.61) in 43 matches — have taken more wickets than Ojha.
# Ojha’s bowling average in T20 is superb,taking 93 wickets at 18.89 runs apiece in 73 games.