Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai 21 May 2012 - 02:20am IST
Quick Stats: Match 72 – RR v MI
MI try their eighth; Tait bowls six; RR suffer their first;
3 Number of batsmen to aggregate 2,000 runs in the IPL. Sachin Tendulkar joined Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir on this list.
5 Number of times a side has registered a 10-wicket win in IPL. The 163-run target is the highest chased by any side in IPL without losing a wicket.
6 Number of wides sent down by Shaun Tait – the most by any bowler in a match in IPL 2012. In fact, this also equalled the record of most wides bowled by a bowler in an IPL match. Interestingly, Tait has now done this on two occasions. The other occasion was also against the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2010. Shane Harwood and Lasith Malinga are the other bowlers to have sent down six wides in a match, both in IPL 2009.
8 Number of opening pairs used by the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2012 – the most by any side along with the Pune Warriors India.
163 The first wicket unbroken partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith – this is the highest opening stand in the IPL. The pair obliterated the 159-run stand between Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay for the Chennai Super Kings against the Royal Challengers Bangalore last year.