Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai 08 May 2012 - 11:41pm IST
Quick Stats: Match 52 – PWI v RR
Smith catches his ninth; PWI lose six in a row
9 Number of catches taken by Steve Smith – the most by any fielder in IPL2012.
7 Number of boundaries (five fours, two sixes) in Pune Warriors India’s innings – least in an innings in IPL 2012. The Chennai Super Kings had also hit only seven boundaries (six fours, one six) against the Mumbai Indians in the very first game of this edition.
7 The Ganguly-Clarke pair was the seventh opening combination used by the Pune Warriors India in IPL 2012 – the most by any side.
6 The Pune Warriors India have now lost six matches on the trot. This is the second time they have suffered a similar fate. In IPL 2011, the Pune Warriors India had lost seven matches on the trot. The Kolkata Knight Riders (nine in IPL 2009) and the Deccan Chargers (seven in IPL 2008) are the only other teams to lose more than six consecutive games.
2 Number of instances when a team did not concede any extras in IPL 2012. The Pune Warriors India did so on both occasions! The earlier instance was against Kings XI Punjab on April 12. Interestingly, PWI lost both matches by an identical margin of 7 wickets.