Quick Stats: Match 21, RCB v PWI

Gayle’s eight sixes; Tiwary’s last-ball six

Mumbai 18 April 2012
85 Number of sixes hit by Chris Gayle in IPL – the most by any batsmen. Gayle, who went ahead of Adam Gilchrist’s tally of 83 sixes, took exactly half the number of innings as Gilchrist to surpass him.

24 Number of runs scored by Saurabh Tiwary and AB de Villiers in the last over (bowled by Ashish Nehra) of the match – the second highest scored by a side in the last (20th) over of the innings in a successful chase in IPL.

8 Chris Gayle’s eight sixes are the most by any batsman in a match in IPL 2012.

Number of Man-of-the-Match awards won by Chris Gayle in the IPL. Only Yusuf Pathan has won more (11).

5 Number of consecutive sixes hit by Chris Gayle off Rahul Sharma. He became the first batsman to hit five consecutive sixes in IPL.

2 Saurabh Tiwary’s last-ball six off Ashish Nehra was the second instance of a match being won via a six off the last ball in IPL 2012 – Rohit Sharma had accomplished a similar feat to take Mumbai Indians to victory against Deccan Chargers at Visakhapatnam on April 9.

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