Smith begins on high note; Tendulkar, Sharma put up record stand
By Rajneesh Gupta
Mumbai 07 May 2012
126 Runs added by Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma for the second wicket – the highest second wicket partnership for the Mumbai Indians against any side. It is also the highest second wicket partnership against the Chennai Super Kings for any side in the IPL.
32 Balls taken by Sachin Tendulkar to reach his fifty – his second-fastest fifty in the IPL after the 23-ball fifty against Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2010.
14 Runs scored off the last three balls of the match by Dwayne Smith (6, 4 and 4 off Ben Hilfenhaus) – most in IPL history. Mumbai Indians’ Rohit Sharma had also scored 14 runs off Deccan Chargers’ Dan Christian at Visakhapatnam on April 9, 2012. However, the Mumbai Indians needed 11 runs off last three balls in that match. 10 Number of times Lasith Malinga has inflicted golden ducks on opposition batsmen – the most by any bowler in the IPL. 7 Wickets lost by the Mumbai Indians while adding 25 runs to their total – from 134/1 to 159/8. This is Mumbai Indians’ worst seven-wicket collapse in the IPL. They had lost seven for 29 against Kings XI Punjab, also at the Wankhede Stadium, in IPL 2008. 5 Number of times chasing sides have won a match off the last ball in IPL 2012. This was the second such occasion for the Mumbai Indians, having done the same against the Deccan Chargers on April 9. 4 Number of ducks in Mumbai Indians’ innings – the most in an innings in IPL 2012.