Rahane first to 300; Sangakkara, Dhawan move to the top
By Rajneesh Gupta
Mumbai 17 April 2012
1 Ajinkya Rahane became first batsman to aggregate 300 runs in IPL 2012 – taking only 6 innings to do so.
4.5 Overs taken by the Rajasthan Royals to reach their fifty. This is the joint-fastest fifty in IPL 2012. The Royal Challengers Bangalore had also taken same number of overs to score their fifty against the Chennai Super Kings at Chennai on April 12.
37 Number of sixes hit by Rajasthan Royals batsmen in IPL 2012 – most by any side. They have also conceded the most number of sixes – 36.
55 Runs conceded by RR’s Amit Singh in the match – most by any bowler in IPL 2012. Deccan Chargers’ MS Gony had conceded 54 runs against CSK in Visakhapatnam on April 7. 62 Runs scored by RR in first 6 overs – maximum by any side. The Kolkata Knight Riders had made 60 for no loss against Royal RCB in Bangalore on April 10. 75.00 RR’s win percentage at Jaipur (15 wins in 20 games) – highest for any side at home. 94 Runs added by DC’s Kumar Sangakkara and Shikhar Dhawan – highest partnership for the first wicket in IPL 2012. Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane had added 77 runs against Kings XI Punjab at this very ground.
197 for 5 – RR’s second-highest successful chase. They had made 217 for seven in Hyderabad in IPL 2008, also against the Deccan Chargers.